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Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas Comes Early

We wish we could clone ourselves.  With our three kids and their families living in three different states, it is hard to spend the same holidays with each of them, so we have to pick and choose and rotate the special times. 

Now if we could clone ourselves into three of us, we could spend all the holidays with all the kids at the same time.  Alas, that is not to be.  Plus, it is hard enough to put diesel fuel in one motorhome, let alone three…

Our solution is to celebrate the holidays, like Christmas, when we’re with whatever family at when we can be here.  We’ve had Christmas for son Ryan and DIL Amber and their girls here at their home in Pennsylvania.

Marti worked hard and made dresses for the older girls, Taylor and Kierra on the sewing machine here in the Journey.  I was amazed at how she got all the pieces sewed together into beautiful dresses.  She also made a little matching dress for a doll we bought each girl. 


The girls loved the dresses and they fit like gloves.



The girls had fun tearing into their packages, like all kids do.


Little Rebekah needed a bit of help from mom, Amber.


She had a ball with her new toys.


Marti loves crafts as do the girls, so they worked on building a gingerbread house.



We’ve enjoyed sharing “Christmas” with our granddaughters.  We’re glad to be able to travel and have time to visit the kids.  Full time RVing is a blessing and we’re sure enjoying it!

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.



  1. your kids clothes design are very beautiful.thanx for sharing us a beautiful design.

    Girls Dresses

  2. Christmas in November ... and a merry one it was.

  3. Those dresses are just adorable and so are those sweet grand-daughters. It's not about the date, it's about the memories you make when you are together:o)) How lucky we are to be able to get to see our grandchildren!!!!

  4. The dresses are so cute! Good idea to make matching ones for dolls! Enjoy your time with family!

  5. I love those dresses! I bet they like having Christmas early with you guys.

  6. Darling little dresses! It's good that you and Marti can share the special time with your special people. These are wonderful memories in the making that none will forget.

  7. Merry Christmas for the first time this year!!..cute dresses for girls! Marti is so crafty!!

  8. One down, two to go?? Your holiday season is going to be a long and enjoyable one. :)

  9. The girls look so cute in their dresses. Excellent job Marti! I'll bet it was a lot of fun building that gingerbread house too.

  10. How cute! Marti did a great job on those dresses. I've never done a gingerbread house but it sure looks like fun :)

  11. Sure wish I'd had a grandma like you Marti! Lucky are your grandchildren to have you both.

  12. The key is to have four clones and the send the last pair back to work. I like the ideal of having Christmas whenever you are in town. Soon your kids will put up the Xmas tree whenever you visit.

  13. Just found your blog. I am not a full timer, I am not even a timer at all, but I love to read about your adventures. I have 7 1/2 grandchildren and I know how it is to enjoy spending time with them. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

  14. What an accompished seamstress you are. The girls dresses are adorable. I especially like the colors.

  15. What a great idea! The girls looked thrilled with their gifts.

  16. What a wonderful idea - if you visit once a year, it would be Christmas every time you come. Love the dresses and matching doll dresses. I bet they loved them.

  17. Those dresses are just toooo cute! How great to spend special time with each family. My friend Paula has "ThanksMas" to combine Xmas and Thanksgiving with the family before they head south.

    Your gingerbread house looks like fun!

    Karen and Steveio
    (Old Blog Name) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    (New Blog Name) RVing: This Country Is Our Big Backyard

  18. cute! Great job on the dresses..and those gingerbread houses are a lot of fun to make..thanks for the idea for when our grandchildren come for a visit next month.

  19. Great job, Marti! The girls looked mighty pleased!

  20. Nice job on the dresses Marti!!! I know our little ones always like the ones Sheryl makes. They are just that much more special.