Friday, November 15, 2019

FAVORITE HOLIDAY MEMORY BLOG HOP







Blog Hop Question: What is your favorite holiday memory?

(This includes Hanukkah, Kwanza, Yule/Winter Solstice, Christmas, etc.)

My Memory:

This isn't an easy question to answer. I have so many fond memories of Christmas from the time I was a child to when I had children and grandchildren. One special Christmas comes to mind, however. The year our youngest son brought our new granddaughter to celebrate the holiday with us. She was only two months old, and they traveled from California to Texas for Christmas. She was adorable and still is beautiful as a teenager. She met her uncles and aunts, along with her grandpa and grandma. She was the star of the holiday. Santa didn't stand a chance. I treasure the pictures from all our Christmases. It's such fun to go back and look at them. Boy, have we changed.  Oh, and her middle name is the same as mine. 

How about your Favorite Memory?

Now, we have a new book to look at.


New Picture Book Release from Elaine Kaye:




BLURB: On Christmas Eve, Gregory and Sammy get a special visitor—Santa Claus! Santa brings them on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure around the world and to the North Pole. Bundle up and come along for the ride!


General Age Range - Kids 4-8 (Story Picture Book)

Book Links:



PLUS, A FREEBIE!



Get Pea Soup Disaster now!
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About the Author: Elaine Kaye is the author of A Gregory Green Adventure series. She created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup.

Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher's assistant in elementary schools. She currently lives in Florida, but has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home.

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29 comments:

  1. I bet getting everyone together for a Christmas is a treat, too. Families get so spread out now.

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    1. Yes, it is, Diane. My family is scattered from South Carolina to California to the coast of Texas.

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  2. Wonderful memories Beverly, when you have children Christmas is always magical.

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Yes, Yvonne, children make Christmas more magical. Thanks. Have a good weekend, yourself.

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  3. So hard to pinpoint a favorite among so many! Times with family are the best.

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    1. I agree, Karin. Being with family is the best part of Christmas.

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  4. I'm glad a special Christmas came to you. :) I remember a few years ago when my brother brought his newborn son for Christmas, who was just about a week old.

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    1. Oh, I bet everyone was excited to get to see the new baby. They are precious.

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  5. First Christmas with a new family member is always worth remembering.

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  6. I remember taking our oldest to Seattle for the family Christmas when he was just 2 months old. He was the star, except for that bit about not sleeping... :D

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    1. Babies seem to be the star wherever they go, Rebecca. Yeah, the sleeping part is hard to deal with. But everyone survives.

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  7. families are so scattered any more it can be hard to get together. but it's always wonderful to have a new addition to the family.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. So true, Sherry. I don't know who we'll see this year, if any. They'll be in my heart.

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  8. She sure showed Santa up that year by the sounds of it. Getting everyone together can be hard indeed as all get older.

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    1. Yes, I bet Santa didn't know what to say. It is sad that families are so scattered during the holidays, but that's life.

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  9. Christmas with children is always so much fun watching there reactions and expression but of course she was too small but I bet the grownup expressions were fun to watch.

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    1. Oh, yes, Juneta, we were all smiles at the new addition to the family. Especially me, grandma.

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  10. Cali to Tex is quite a trip, but what precious cargo. I have a fond memory of holding one of my nieces as a baby during the holidays- you just can't beat that.

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    1. Absolutely, Toi. The little ones bring the holidays to life, even though they may not understand about all the excitement. They will, one day.

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  11. That must have been such a special Christmas for you. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It sure was, Diane. They grow up so fast. I'm delighted to share about my family. Love them. Thanks for stopping by.

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      LOL! You're right. I never noticed. Mm. Interesting. Thanks for stopping by with the news. I never would have thought about it.



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    2. I don't know what happened there. (The Lo) My computer is acting crazy.

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  13. Sleigh Ride sounds like a charming concept for a picture book. What small child wouldn't want to ride around the world with Santa! Meanwhile, Christmas is still my favorite holiday. I have so many happy Xmas memories, I wouldn't know where to begin.

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    1. Absolutely, Elizabeth. That would be a child's dream. It's my favorite holiday too. I'm glad you have all those happy Christmas memories. And I thank you for stopping by.

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  14. Such a great memory! Thanks for sharing :-)

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    1. It is fun going back in time and having such wonderful memories, Ronel. Thanks for stopping by.

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