Thursday, December 24, 2009


I decided that I had left her wing broken long enough. As with people, I am sure she will have more bumps to break her wing again, but may someone, even if not me, be there to help fix her broken wing.

I finally finished my tree. The ribbon was not easy to find..and besides it gave me time to think about a topper for our tree. A snowy owl. *smile*

I think the ribbon finished it off nicely and makes a difference?

I am in the middle of Christmas preparations, lots of cooking and..YOUNGEST DAUGHTER is on her way home. She said she would be home for Christmas and she is coming!! I am overjoyed! There will be close to 50 for Christmas. Lots of people..lots of fun. "There is always room for one more" as my mother was fond of saying and it seems the family just keeps growing and growing and growing! I am so blessed!

However, my granddaughter got stuck in New York on her way home from we are all waiting...concerned of course. I am sure she will get here..IF on Christmas day. What better present could there be?

Have a beautiful, never to be forgotten Christmas! You are all wonderful and have been a joy beyond discription!
Many hugs, and lots of love,

Merry Christmas and God bless!


  1. To Mona... my special blogging friend...Merry Christmas!
    Holiday Hugs...Balisha

  2. Have a most blessed Christmas!


  3. Have a very Merry Christmas Mona!
    I´ve never seen an owl on top of the Christmas tree before :-) But I have seen a golden duck :-)
    I hope Your grand doughter comes to You at Christmas day!

  4. Have a wonderful Christmas -- I really enjoyed your blogs about you and your first love -- very sweet and heartwarming -- Merry Christmas to you and all you love! Wishing you many joys and blessings and a happy and healthy new year -- can't wait to see your next blogging adventure -- I do love that china tree -- it's truly the prettiest I've ever seen!

  5. So glad you will have all your family together for Christmas. Enjoy - stay safe -
    Merry Christmas - Celebrate the Reason for the Season.

  6. Oh, Dear Mona, have a wonderful Christmas! Your little owl topper is so precious and I adore you pretty china plate tree! Enjoy your family at this most special Christmas time.
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. You enjoy your family immensely this Christmas. I pray your time together will be filled with the magic of the season beyond belief seasoned with the love of our Father.

    Just relax and have the time of your life!!!

  8. Mona, hope your granddaughter makes it home in time to have a Merry Christmas...and the same to you!

  9. Enjoy your Christmas with the warmth of your family all around you.

    Merry Christmas, Mona.

    The Blue RIdge Gal

  10. Mona the tree is just beautiful and yes the ribbon makes it glow. Where on earth did you find the snowy owl. It looks so great as a topper.
    Merry Christmas to you!

  11. Take lots of pictures. I would love to see them.

    Have a wonderful day my friend.
    xxoo, Sue

  12. Dear Mona,
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family! Thank you so much for your sweet comments this year -- I have loved reading each and every one of them. Wishing you a very happy Christmas, and many blessings in the new year!
    btw, I love your tree, especially the snowy owl topper! :)

  13. Merry Christmas! Enjoy your sweet family! I love your blog and I'm glad we are friends! God bless you! ♥♥♥

  14. Merry Christmas Mona! And blessings to all 50 some of your family. What a gathering!

    Love the white owl on top of the tree, very wise looking indeed!
    Merry Christmas,

  15. Just stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas. Your tree is beautiful!

    Lee Laurie

  16. Hi Mona, how beautiful your tree looks and fancy that an owl as your tree topper. lol
    Hope your Christmas was as beautiful!
    I know you will be tucked up in bed most likely full of yummy Christmas Fare, and family fun.

  17. Hi Mona. I hope your day was filled with joy and laughter right up until the last "night john boy". I recall the huge get togethers back in new england. Exhausting when done but fun and crazy while happening. Hugs friend and may you have the most blessed of holidays. Hugs. Tammy

  18. I hope your Christmas was wonderful Mona! Your tree looks lovely with the snowy owl, and the angel is precious! Hugs to you my friend, Cindy

  19. a beautiful tree...and i hope that you had a wonderful holiday! thanks for dropping by the other day...will be back

  20. Hi Mona! Hope you are well. It's very cold here but the snow has melted. We were 3 days with no power and no heat. Not fun!!

    Our Christmas was nice and quiet. Dinner at my mom's.

    John is doing better. He found out his diabetic and has been put on medication. He's doing better.


  21. Stunning....your blog is one of my favorites and I am so glad to be back reading .....and off a ladder decorating trees...Blessings for 2010

  22. Oh! Thank you for stopping by!
    First of all... I love your blog name! Wspersweetly of Cottages! and your lovely tree!
    Secondly... It is so nice to meet you!
    And finally... I am sooo glad that your eye caught the Mele Kalikimaka! :o) What a very appropriate and cute name for your Pom.

    Thankful to be working full time...but sure do miss free time for blog reading! So...for the next few days...I'll have fun catching up and checking new blogs out! Yay!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (Please come back any time!)

  23. Hi Mona, your tree is lovely and I hope you had a wonderful and joy filled Christmas.

    Wishing you the very happiest of New Years, dear lady. I pray 2010 is a healthy year for you. Sending many hugs!

    Barb ♥

  24. Hi Mona! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and that all arived safe and sound! Wow! 50 people! My family is so small! And you know of course, I LOVE your tree!! Have a great week and Happy New Year!...hugs...Debbie

  25. Hey Mona - all looks beautiful. Hope your Christmas was magical with your family and that 2010 will be stellar.
    Happy Twirls and New Year

  26. I just love your tree and tree topper it's beautiful! Hope your New Year is fantastic :) Talk to you soon!

    All the best,

  27. Love the tree, Mona. It is so beautiful!

  28. Mona, the dishes on the tree!!! what a FAB idea. yay!

    just popping in to say Happy New Year to Come!

  29. It's a site on the web, you can watch tv shows you missed and movies for no charge. Check it out when I can't find anything I always check out hulu.
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    The wedding pictures were great. To be so young again! (Only if I could Know what I know now...)


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