Christmas is such a joyful time of the year where we give thanks for our blessings.  Some people forget this message and make it all materialistic.  What happened to the Spirit of Christmas?  I thought I would write another Christmas post because I’m feeling the spirit right now.

I know it can be stressful with shopping, cooking and baking…but this year I am looking at the bright side.  I’m getting older.  I saw two of my best friends who were my age pass away within a year of each other.  I’m still here, my family is healthy and I am grateful for all that I have…my grandchildren especially.  They love the holidays and count down the days.  Here are my boys decorating Christmas Cookies.

On Christmas Eve I cook the Feast of the Seven Fishes…a traditional Italian meal made by most Italians.  I’ve been doing this for years and my nieces, nephews, and now my great nieces and nephews come over to enjoy.  My sister Ann too.  My sister Rose and her children used to share the holidays years ago, but it’s become impossible to fit everyone together unless we hired a hall and they all live in different states.  There would probably be around 75 of us between the three sisters, children and grandchildren.

It’s a lot of work, but it is so rewarding to see everyone enjoying themselves.  This will be the first Christmas for my granddaughter Isabella.  She is such a sweet, lovable little angel.

This holiday season be thankful for all that you have.  Merry Christmas to all of you. I’m wishing everyone a healthy, happy and prosperous 2017!  It’s all about the family.


I think this was Kristen and Max’s wedding six years ago.  There have been a few additions since then.  HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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Christmas With The Family

2 thoughts on “Christmas With The Family

  • December 16, 2016 at 2:50 am

    I love the holidays mom, I love you.

    • December 16, 2016 at 2:59 am

      I love you too.



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