Saturday, December 22, 2012

Tis The Busy Time

Gifts are bought, most are wrapped.

Christmas dinner menu is made, and I'm starting to prepare those items I can do ahead.  Ellie made one dessert, I need to make a cheesecake yet, as does Hannah.

List for Mamaw's is made and packing will be done on Monday. Praying God will grant us good traveling weather the two days we travel to and from Indiana.

Christmas letter is written, envelopes addressed, and should be in the mail sometime.

Last week we were enjoying our friends.  What a fun time!  What a great movie!

We enjoyed decorating sugar cookies. And it is true, this is when my creative bone comes alive.

Yesterday gingerbread men, women, and trees were decorated.

And don't forget all the normal everyday things still needing to be accomplished, meals prepared, house cleaned, laundry done.  Yes, tis the busy time.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Tree is Just a Tree

A tree is just a tree and reflects not on a family until the decorations are hung.  The tree is placed, the lights are strung, whether by you or the factory, but still it is simply a tree. One that could be in any house, in any family.

But once the ornaments are opened,

and are placed on the tree,

it begins to tell stories.

Of loved ones departed, of friends who live far and near, of past trips, of art projects, of hobbies and loves.

It is a scrapbook of memories for my family.

And I love it.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I Agree

with what she says.

And I'm so thankful that we could give her and her siblings that opportunity.