Thursday, December 31, 2015

Throwback Thursday Blog-Style #80: December 31, 2015

Welcome back to... 

I know, I know, Throwback Thursday seems to be all about sharing pictures from the past, great memories that mean something to you, that you would like to share with others. At least that is how it appears to me. Throwback Thursday wasn't something I was participating in, and then I came up with an idea.

I thought it would be great fun and a help to my blog to share old content, but not just any old content. Each week I will share an old blog post from a previous year, any year, BUT it has to be from the current week (for example, something I've posted around December 31st, from any previous year)  I will go in, edit the post if needed, add a pinnable image if I don't already have one, and share it on Facebook.

I have reviewed some great products in the past (and continue to do so). I thought it would be a neat idea to choose review posts this year and highlight some of these great products again.

Would you like to join in? You do not need to edit your past post in any way, you don't need to create a pinnable image, though it couldn't hurt, in fact it will help your blog traffic to add quality pinnable images to your posts.

Just go into your archives, choose a favorite post from this current week from any previous year, and link it up below. (If you don't have anything from this current week, it is still okay to link up with a post from a previous year around this time.)

I will be pinning posts to my appropriate Pinterest boards and will be randomly selecting a Featured Throwback Thursday post to share next week. Just a note, I will be sharing a picture from your post if you are selected as the featured post, but I will link back to your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. By linking up you are giving me permission to use your picture in the post. 

Here is my Throwback Thursday post:

Originally posted December 30th, 2013
Weeding Out Wheat: A Review

Here is this week's randomly selected
Featured Throwback Thursday:

Gypsy Road shared:

To participate, link up below. It would be great if you could visit several of the other posts that have linked up. Stop by, comment, and pin images so we can help each other.

If you would like to help spread the news:

Tots and Me
Happy Throwback Thursday!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: December 30, 2015 (w/linky) - Christmas Celebration

Well, our Christmas celebration started with our Christmas program at church on Sunday.

My oldest son Steven and his lovely new wife Ashley stopped by.

Now, let's move ahead to Christmas Eve. I know it doesn't look like Christmas Eve, especially for northern PA, but it was. No snow whatsoever and it was warm enough to only need a jacket.

Then we went to our church's Christmas Eve candlelight service with the grandparents.

Daddy and mommy were finally done getting the dollhouse put together and the presents put under the tree.

Christmas morning tradition: children do not come downstairs until mommy and daddy are ready. They are very good at remembering this. The older girls did have to remind the younger ones.

This is how Harold made sure he had removed everything from his stocking. He turned it inside out.

I loved seeing the spirit of giving with these kiddos. They loved giving to each other (and mommy and daddy) and they all were so grateful. Loved the hugs.

Notice Harold jumping up and down in the background? He was so excited for daddy to open his presents.

Not sure why she thought she had to close her eyes to get her present, but it was so cute.

After we had finished the "regular" presents, Amelia presented these gifts she had made. She had spent all month working on them and wrapping them without our knowledge. It really made me tear up. This is the picture she made me. 

Looking forward to seeing your Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday posts this week.

Tots and Me

Related Posts with Thumbnails