Friday, December 29, 2017

Bananagrams & Puzzles

Youngest son Mike is home for a Christmas visit.
Arriving on Wednesday, 
it was a little difficult for me that neither of the boys were home on Christmas morning.
Addie and Lorelei filled the void very well,
and I had a wonderful Christmas with them and the rest of the family.

Now we are making up for lost time...working on Christmas traditions
and making new Christmas memories!

Mike & Lila bought us this game for Christmas.
I was not familiar with the game...it is similar to Scrabble but fun-er.
I really enjoyed it.
It is a small, portable game that would be great to bring along when traveling.  
This was my word grid, I won!

This belongs to the hubs...

and here is Mike's grid...we all did very well!!

They also bought us this puzzle for Christmas.
A picture of them together in Italy...

it went together pretty quickly and what a great picture them...
and also a treasured gift!!

Mike painted this beautiful picture for me for Christmas.
I absolutely love it!!

21 comments:

  1. I'm happy for you that your son was able to make a Christmas visit! I suspect the time is coming when my kids won't be home on Christmas day - I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. I do believe that Christmas is whenever and however you are able to celebrate. I agree, bananagrams is fun-er than scrabble. It looks as though you're having an awesome holiday!

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  2. Hello, Debbie. So glad you son was able to visit. The gifts are nice! We have been playing scrabble lately too. The photo puzzle was fun, what a great idea. The painting is pretty. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  3. What a fun game Debbie! What a lovely couple too.
    I am so glad you had a nice Christmas. I hope you have a lovely
    New Year too.

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  4. Looks like you and your family had a wonderful time.

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  5. I had not seen that game, Debbie, and it does look like fun. That I would try but I don't do puzzles. Don't ask me why. Have no idea, just don't like them. I hope your 2018 is filled with lots of blessings.

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  6. The puzzle is such a great idea! Love it!

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  7. Win! WIN!!!! All the way around! I loved all the things y'all did! Happy New Year!

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  8. We rarely see our kids on Christmas, but our son is visiting this Sunday, and we do facetime with our daughter in B.C.

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  9. So glad your son was home!

    Xoxo

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  10. Debbie!
    I wish that the New Year 2018 turns out to be a very special one for you filling each day with peak of health, abundance of happiness and sunshine, bountiful luxury and prosperity and Zen like serenity.
    Lucja

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  11. I know how you feel. My youngest son isn't speaking to me. The other is in Vancouver, across the continent. My daughter's in-laws are visiting. We just have to make do.
    Happy New Year!

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  12. I love to play scrabble so am sure that I would like this game however, my hubby does not like such things so guess I will just have to stick with the old one on the computer. Loved the gifts they gave, things to do together and something to remember them by.

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  13. This game does look fun. I like scabble but as I get older I'm not so good with words anymore. However, if I worked on it maybe it would improve. I am impressed you won. I think that a puzzle of your loved ones is so unique. I loved the picture he painted for you too.
    Warm Blessings!

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  14. So good that your son was able to visit, and to bring you the painting was lovely too..
    Love the puzzle, what a great idea ...

    All the best Jan

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  15. so nice that he was able to come. I have not heard of that game, nice to have such portable games while traveling. Picture puzzle is a neat idea. We are putting together a puzzle too this Christmas break, still working on it.
    Homemade gifts are the best, glad you had this time with him.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, have a wonderful 2018!

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  16. How wonderful to have your son home, Debbie!
    It sounds like you had such a great time, and I just love the painting he created for you.
    xo.

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  17. Fabulous that your son, Mike was able to visit you. That game does look fun. I love Scrabble but I don't ever seem to win......my husband always does. Lovely painting that Mike painted and gifted you. May you have a great new year, Debbie.

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  18. Fun times! I love the painting too!!! I hope you have a wonderful 2018!!

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