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Christmas Memories and Veggie Soup

Hello friends.

Hope your holiday was wonderful.  Ours was fabulous with lots of Grandkid and family time.  

Sharing a couple of my favorite pictures today.

A sweet note to Santa from one of the grandsons - he misses his elf and he told Santa...melts my heart.  The milk is my ticket to Elizabeth's T-day gathering at her blog where we all raise a cup, glass, etc. each week. This next picture is exactly why a skeleton leaning against your Christmas tree is a bad idea.  The kids loved the tree, but I know people are wondering about us!  You can't tell it is a Harry Potter tree - just looks like a random skeleton - lol!

We ate too much over the holiday, and now I am on a serious diet!  Here is some homemade veggie soup with avocado.  It was soooo good.  I ended up putting some in the blender and drinking it too.  
Wishing you a lovely New Year.  We all deserve a fab 2022!




  1. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas.
    I love soups allot yours looks really good. Happy T and Happy New Year

  2. Your grandkids are adorable Nancy. I like that photo, even with the skeleton jumping into the photo also. They look super cute in their PJs. And I do miss the days of cookies and milk for Santa. And of course the carrots too. Your soup also looks great. I love soup and want to make more of it this winter than I have for awhile. I hope you have a wonderful T day Nancy, as well as the rest of 2021 and New Years also. Hugs-Erika

  3. I hope your holidays continue merry and bright, and that you have fun in the New Year.

    best... mae at

  4. You can never eat enough on a occasion like this!
    Enjoy life! Happy T-Day, too. I´ll start my training come January! Not earlier, pffft.

  5. Love your beautiful grandkids, you must be so proud of them. And that letter to Santa was really touching. Have a good week, and a happy and heathy new year to you all! Hugs, Valerie

  6. I had to laugh at the letter to Santa and the present your grandson left for him and his reindeer. Sorry he lost his elf, though.

    Your grandsons look so good in their pjs. I love the skeleton photo bombing the picture. It was adorable.

    I love soup and anything goes good with an avocado.

    Thanks for sharing your your Christmas, your soup, and the food and milk left for Santa for T this Tesday, dear Nancy. I hope you have a crafty, safe, and healthy New Year, too.

  7. How lovely. Love that heart melt moment when your grandson told Santa what was on his mind. That is precious. Love the Skeleton but once you get to know me you will see why .... i am a bit of a light and dark mix personality lol.
    Love for the New year xxxx

  8. What fun! We have some ornaments other people don't understand, too lol I've never thought of avocado with soup. It looks tasty. Happy T Tuesday :)

  9. What a sweet note and food for Santa. Your soup looks sooo good. If I did a tree it would be decorated with skulls. A new year coming up. Wishing you the best.

  10. We ate too much, too. We usually only eat 2 meals a day, so when our family came I was fixing 3 meals a day! LOL
    Your vegetable soup with avocado looks awesome, Nancy. That note to Santa from your grandson was precious. I hope Santa was extra good to him. :)

  11. TFS the adorable photo of your cute grandson's in their Christmas PJ's and the photo of your yummy soup. I made our favorite potato/corn/diced ham soup. We love soups too.
    Thank you also Nancy for your beautiful stenciled and glittery Christmas card. It shines from all directions:-) Happy Healthy Creative New Year, my friend. Nancy L

  12. The Santa letter is so sweet. Cute grandchildren. Happy T Day

  13. Lovely to see your grandchildren in their PJs. And I had to smile at the skeleton photobombing them. And the letter to Santa is so adorable.
    That soup looks indeed yummy.
    Happy (belated) T-Day,

  14. lol the random skeleton, that is funny. Soup is also in my future as I ate too many mince pies over xmas. Warm Winter Wishes and Happy T Day Elle/EOTC xx

  15. Lovely photos Nancy! I love the tree! Sounds like you had a great Christmas with your family.
    Hugs, Alison


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