Friday, December 27, 2013

Settling in, identification and from far away

Photo from Wikipedia

- That is the Wacissa River in Jefferson County, Florida, where my sister and her family live.  It was wonderful to arrive on Christmas Eve and just settle in with the family in this beautiful place.

- Young Monroe knows who everyone is, when asked to point to each relative.  And it thrills my soul when he is asked where Aunt Lynn is and he points to me, since I don't get to be with him that often.

- Wee Mina, in Turkey, got to have "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" read to her by her Grandpa, via Skype.  A family tradition - he always reads it on Christmas Eve.  I think Mina's mom wanted to hear it, too.

I'm heading home tomorrow - it will be good to catch up on blogs.  I've only had sporadic computer time - probably a good thing to not be glued to the computer.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, so far!


Elephant's Child said...

What a serene and beautiful spot. I am thrilled that your family time was so wonderful. And of course Monroe knows who you are. He is a smart cookie.
Travel home safely.

LL Cool Joe said...

They live in a beautiful area. I'm so glad you spent time with your family.

I hope your journey home is enjoyable and safe.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Thanks Lynn - sounds like it was just the right sort of Christmas - children and adults and a happy family - including overseas ones ..

Lovely to see the photo .. cheers Hilary

Joanne said...

Spending Christmas with small kids is the best!! I'm so glad to hear you're having a lovely holiday!

Ileana said...

Beautiful photo and I'm glad you got to spend some good quality family time at Christmas. Welcome home!

Lee said...

What a beautiful vision, Lynn. It reminded me of the wonderful book..."Cross Creek" - written by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings - an autobiographical account of her life in the Florida wilderness. It's a book worth reading.

Rawlings wrote "The Yearling".

The movie "Cross Creek" starring Mary Steenburgen and Peter Coyote was made in 1983...and it still remains a favourite movie of mine.

I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas with your loved ones, Lynn. May 2014 treat you kindly.

Elephant's Child said...

I LOVE Cross Creek. And reread it most years. So I am added my voice to Lee's here. It is definitely worth reading.

Louvregirl said...

Lynn! Just wanted to wish you a blessed, healthy and a happy New year 2014! All is well here in the High Country! Going back to back track on your blog (now.)
Blessings to you!
(louvregirl :-))

Louvregirl said...

Lynn, Sorry that I missed your post on my blog back in October! For some odd reason, Blogspot is accepting my photos again! I am pleased. If you could re-route to me back there, I will do what I must to 'resurrect' the blog!

Sparkling Red said...

A break from the internet is definitely a good thing. I'm glad that your Christmas was merry. xo

Lynn said...

Elephant's Child -

I traveled in the rain the whole way - five hours, but I got home safely and it was good to get home.

Joe -

So beautiful.

Hilary -

Yes - it was lovely. Thank you -

Cheers to you!

Joanne -

He seemed to get into pulling out the tissue paper and had the most fun with the boxes. :)

Ily -

Thank you - it was delightful.

Lynn said...

Lee -

See my blog today. :) Love that book and the movie. And yes - love The Yearling, too.


So good to see you - I hope you are well. Yes - I'll be over to your blog shortly.


Sparkling Red -

I'll never get caught up, I'm afraid. :)

Lynn said...

Elephant's Child -

Didn't mean to skip over you - I was excited to blog about this. See blog today. :)

Riot Kitty said...

Of course Monroe knows who you are! I am sure he loves Auntie Lynn :)

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

I sure love him.

Granny Annie said...

I have gotten so far behind on my reading and commenting. Of course Monroe knows his Aunt Lynn. Children know who loves them. Skype is so wonderful. I just wish I had a good connection out here in the country. Things have been going very well here.