Monday, December 31, 2012


To all of you may the new year be full of many good things that include good health and happiness.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fourth Advent

May all of you have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are wishing you all the very best of the season.
Buddy decorated this tree proudly. He hopes you like his work.
As you can see Ellie is taking ownership of Buddy's tree. 
And the snow has finally made a brief entrance in our area.
Here's hoping you are all well and ready for any upcoming the festivities. Have a great time.

P.S. The gingerbread house was built today. We were delayed but we got it done.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

From Advent to Advent

On Sunday December 2 the three of us took flight. We wanted to have the repeat experience of our delightful earlier holiday. Once we entered this lobby the fun began. Staff right away recognized us and came shaking hands and hugging us. Buddy was so happy that they still knew him by name!
Since it's the season for giving we brought lots of goodies including fancy chocolates, colouring sets and a water paint set. We gave extra tips too. Still we were most happy because what we got was priceless, lots of heartfelt affection.
With limited means staff was getting ready for the upcoming holiday by adding decorations to make it special for their guests. They work so hard at that.
And they made us feel super welcome with many gestures of gratitude.
A week passes very fast when there are many fun things to do. Buddy never missed the evening shows. We were happy to see they had a different venue this time but that just makes for more work for the entertainment team. They also included Buddy into their routines. 
A most spectacular show was the Water Ballet in the shallow area of the pool after a poolside BBQ buffet dinner.
Sunday December 9th we were given a very special lunch because they really want Buddy to come again. Once again it was time to head back that home eve.
Advent to Advent in Cayo Coco was so delightful. My feeling is Buddy and I will go again. We feel like we have found a second home where mutual affection makes all the difference. 
The next two advents will be spent doing stuff for our friends and family near and far but from our home.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


The gingerbread house will be ready by Sunday just in time for the first Advent. Do you do anything special each Sunday leading up to Christmas?