Thursday, December 6, 2012

Reason for being MIA

Hello my blogging friends. I am so sorry for being so MIA for so long, but unfortunately my MOM passed away a month ago and it has been tough for us all. We are now busy keeping my father entertained and busy so that he does not go crazy like he says.

But the reason for my post is to show my home decorated for the Holidays. Although it was tough and my husband and I went back and forth on whether to decorate or not, we decided to when my Dad asked me if I was going to put the village up this year. I told him I had no intentions to and he asked why? I told him I just did not want to and he said but I should, so I did since we were all getting together here at my home for Thanksgiving.

I put 7 trees up this year, one in each room. Here are the decorations around my home. I could not post every picture since they would be too many, so here are quite a few.

 Scrap room tree

These are the only photos I have been able to post. For some reason they are telling me that I have used up all the space I have and can't upload anymore. If anyone knows how I can fix this, please let me know.

Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you all have a wonderful day. If I am not back this month, Have a Very Merry Christmas.


~Kim at Golden Pines~

Dearest Ana, I'm so, so sorry about the loss of your Mom. I lost mine 5 years ago, and I know all too well the feelings you are having now with the holidays, I feel them every year. I'm glad you decided to decorate your home and hope your lovely decorations lift your spirits and you feel the peace and spirit that the holidays can bring.

Thank-you for the kind words on my blog today too--I do hope we both feel better! As far as the pictures on your blog, you may have to buy more space from blogger--I've had to do it, and I think it's about $5. There may be another way to do it and not pay for it, but I'm not sure what it is.

Evethmoon Crafty Creations

Oh Ana, I am so sorry for your loss. I have visited your blog a few times and was a little worried because you usually are not missing for so long. But as soon as I read your post the tears started rolling down my face, I also lost my Mom about 16 years ago to cancer and ever since I am always sentimental and melancholy around the holidays. I decorate and trim the tree with the kids so they will not miss out on the holiday. But something is always missing on thanksgiving my sister showed me a pic of my Mom hugging me and I broke down and had to hide my face with the album because I did not want the other guest to be sad. I cannot tell you that things will get better instantly, because it takes a lot of time to heal and reflecting on the good times you shared with her and knowing she is in a better place will help you cope with the pain. Your Dad is right about the decorating the house, You need to continue life as normal as possible for your whole family's sake or sanity. Know that this too shall pass and until then be strong because we cannot undue Gods choice. Ana, don't hold back your tears because you need to grieve in order to feel better. I spent many days after my Mom passed away, crying in the bathroom where the kids could not see me, but day by day I cried less. It still hurts, she was my best friend but now I am at peace. Sorry Ana you have to go through this pain, but at one point or another we all do. My blessings to you and the rest of the family this season and I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs and God bless you.


Your decorations should be in a magazine. You should submit pictures to show everyone how great you decorate your entire house.
Love You Bunches My Friend,


Ana Dear your holiday decorations are beautiful. Sometimes Dad's are right...enjoy the holiday decor and make lots of wonderful memories. Healing Hugs continue for you my friend...

~Kim at Golden Pines~

Ana, I just saw on another blog that the issue with pictures appears to be an issue with Blogger--Don't buy more storage space yet unless you know you need it--Here's the message that this blogger said she got:

Some users are reporting that they're hitting unexpected image quota limits when uploading an image from Blogger. We're investigating the issue and will report back when we have more information to share.

So, maybe you still have storage space and it's just not you.

I hope you've had a good day!! Take care!!


Ana, I am so very sorry hear of your loss. Your Dad is right, you need to move forward and not stop. Seeing the decorations will help you cheer up and will probably do the same to your Dad when he sees that you have taken his advise. Take care and keep your spirits up. Lydia

Evelyn R Stamperly

My condolence to you and the family. I'll pray you and your family have peace and may she RIP. I love all your christmas trees and each ornaments, beautiful. TFS and God bless you my friend.


I was so sorry when I found out your mom had passed. But I think is good that you took your dad's advise. I think that what ever helps is good. Your home looks so beautiful and I loved the video you did too. I did buy the extra space for my blog, I love my bloggie friends and I do so enjoy my blog. I know there are ways to go about not spending the money, but I don't have the time and It's only like $5.00. Hope this help, maybe that is what happend to you?

pam {simple details}

Ana, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I can't even imagine how hard the holidays must be. My heart aches for you and your family. Your home is beautiful with the decorations!

I paid the $5 awhile back when I was out of storage as well.

Blessed Serendipity

I am so sorry to hear about your mother passing away. May the Lord bless and comfort you in this sad time. Blessings and sympathy to you and your family.


Ivy and Elephants

Ana, I want to offer my condolences on your Mother's passing as well. You and your family are in our prayers.


awww ana, so sorry to hear about your mom, such a painful loss!!

as always, your decorations are beautiful!!

Luci @Bungalow At Home

First time visitor but I had to leave a comment.. I'm so sorry. Losing a parent is never easy and during the holidays it's even worse I imagine.. But your mom loved Christmas so do it for her too, she is always with you and this is what she would of wanted:)


Dear Ana,
I read your comment over at Simple Details and wanted to let you know that we will be praying for you, your family, and your Dad. I know this is such a hard time.... (i am a lurker and drop in periodically but have never left a comment... i know... bad on me! but i do enjoy your blog!)


Oh Ana, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. There is never an easy time but the holidays make it especially difficult. I lost my dad about four years ago and I understand your concern for your dad. My mom and I are very close and even though I know that day will come in my life I have a hard time imagining life without her. There is just something so uniquely special about moms. Hugs to you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

As for your Christmas decorations, they are beautiful and I hope they bring you and your family some peace and a bit of joy during this first holiday season without your mom.


Torie Jayne

Wishing you and your loved ones a "Merry Christmas!"
Torie Jayne

Phyllis @Around the House

So sorry for your loss, we have just lost a ;mother in law, not a happy time...hope you get your computer glitch fixed, maybe delete some old pictures of old leftover pictures from already posted ...I post through Picasa....

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