Monday, January 8, 2024

Christmas 2023 in Review

Our Christmas 2023 began with a drive from my sister, Sarah's funeral in Central Louisiana on December 13, and ended at our son's home in Granger, Indiana the following day.

We had a few days alone with our Savannah, Granddaughter #4 as her family was attended a wedding in Florida.  This was a blessed time with her of being loved and waited on and a time to begin the healing process in preparation for Christmas.  Thank you Savannah for being the medicine I needed.

Following are a few pictures that capture Christmas Eve and Christmas day that pretty much centered around one little toddler named Jax Marcus.

On Monday morning we had a beautiful lake-effect snow that created white-out conditions for a while and brought the most amazing swirling snow flakes so characteristic of this area.  The snow on the ground lasted for several days, but was gone by Christmas Eve.  It fed my soul and I was so grateful for its beauty and sense of peace it always brings me.

Traditionally, on Christmas Eve Michelle prepares a spread of a variety of appetizers according to the family's requests.  A few of their favorites are an assortment of dips, the favorite being Hot Corn Dip and other finger foods.

Instead of attending the midnight Christmas Eve service at our family's church, this year we attended a much earlier service in order to accommodate our little toddler's schedule.

During the night, Santa made his appearance and brought his usual beautifully wrapped avalanche of gifts for everyone.

Needless to say, this bright blue-eyed baby boy was the center of attention.

Chasing bubbles was so much fun.

A future weight lifter like his daddy.

Jax was so attentive to Da reading the Christmas story.

While we were celebrating Christmas in Northern Indiana, our Dallas family was also attending Christmas Eve worship services and celebrations.

Great Grandson #1, Landon had a wonderful Christmas and was so excited about all this wonderful season with family.

I trust your Christmas and New Year has brought many memorable experiences and anticipation of a great things to come.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. This is such a beautiful post. I loved seeing all of the lovely photos of your family. Looks like it was a lovely Christmas with some delicious goodies to eat. Children can bring us so much joy. Take care and God Bless.

  2. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing your C'mas in pics. I'm sure it was a soothing balm for your grieving soul. Blessings abundant!


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