published in Christmas, Photos by Maryanne | December 19, 2017

House Rules for a Happy Holiday 🙂

 

Rule #1: Chillax

My great niece, Rosie Mary Grace, at the baby spa in Australia 🙂

 

Rule #2: Hang out with friends

Rosie & her baby buddies at the spa

 

Rule #3: Don’t party too hard

My great nephew, Liam, recovering from a run-in with the coffee table 🙁

 

Rule #4: Nap lots

Eddie the cat all cozy on my bed in Victoria, BC

 

Rule #5: Nap anywhere

Baby Rosie taking a wee nap in Oz

 

Rule #6: Ask for a second helping

Jadie and her dinner bowl…hoping for more

 

Rule #7: Enjoy nature (regardless of the weather)

Jadie & Sadie in the SNOW at Cordova Bay, near Victoria, BC

 

Rule #8: Be a good sport

Me & my Dadio a few years ago…I miss him!

 

Happy Holidays and all the very best to you & yours in 2018!!

MA at the Last Chance Christmas Gift Show in Sidney, BC

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here. As a thank you, you’ll receive a short but saucy e-book entitled, Dive into this Chicago Deep Dish – Ten Bite-Sized Steps for a Yummier Slice of Life

14 Comments

  1. Colleen G. on December 20th, 2017 at 10:49 am:

    Great Pictures MA! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018…I miss you and Sadie…hugs, blessings and loads of love, Colleen and Johnny

  2. Kathleen on December 20th, 2017 at 11:58 am:

    Thank you Maryanne! You always lift ones spirits!Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and All the Very Best in 2018!

  3. Glynis McGarva on December 20th, 2017 at 12:01 pm:

    Best to you, too, Maryanne — my resolution for 2018 is going to be “more fun” — and I know you will be living up to that, for sure!

  4. Wendy on December 20th, 2017 at 12:26 pm:

    You just made my morning! Have a wonderful holiday season MA.

  5. Jackie on December 20th, 2017 at 1:43 pm:

    Those Baby spa pictures just don’t look right! 😳
    Dangling from their necks???🤔

  6. Renee LeBlanc on December 22nd, 2017 at 9:41 am:

    That was a great list!! Thanks for the laughs:) I hope you have a very merry Christmas and may your new year be filled with delight!
    Take care, Renee

  7. Tonia on December 23rd, 2017 at 4:59 pm:

    Merry Christmas Maryanne. Hope 2018 is an amazing year for you!!

    Hugs,

    Tonia

  8. Maryanne on January 3rd, 2018 at 1:59 pm:

    Happy New Year, Tonia…hope you have an awesome 2018, too!!
    MA

  9. Maryanne on January 3rd, 2018 at 1:59 pm:

    Happy New Year, Renee…hope you had a relaxed 🙂 holiday season and all the very best in the year ahead!
    Maryanne

  10. Maryanne on January 3rd, 2018 at 2:00 pm:

    Who knows, eh?!
    MA

  11. Maryanne on January 3rd, 2018 at 2:00 pm:

    I did, indeed, Wende…hope you guys did, too! I LOVED seeing all your family pics from the past year!
    MA

  12. Maryanne on January 3rd, 2018 at 2:01 pm:

    MORE FUN in 2018 sounds good to me, Glynis!!!
    MA

  13. Maryanne on January 3rd, 2018 at 2:01 pm:

    All the very best to you, too, Kathleen!
    Maryanne

  14. Maryanne on January 3rd, 2018 at 2:02 pm:

    What a great visit we had in the late fall, though…thank you again for such a lovely evening!!
    Maryanne

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