Here's my office door, decorated with the pumpkins I colored when I was in first grade AND peek-a-boo JAMES!
Beautiful jewels! Cranberries! I boiled one cup water, one cup sugar and added two oranges and an apple. I blended it and YUM!
I had a few tastes of lemon meringue for lunch! Like I said, we didn't even make a dent in all this pie bounty. I made TOO much food. Period.
The banana cream was a favorite, so it went home with Bryan.
More balls of beauty!
Holidays are incomplete without party mix!
I had a lovely talk in the kitchen with sweet A. Look at her go with her knitting. She learned in Prague when she was in college, so she knits differently than I do and I love to watch her!
First and second born enjoy some music-making together!
Aria savored her limited screen time! Cute!
Grampy is willing to be the monster. Yes, the grass is still green! Yay!
One table had red plates and one table had flower plates. We have enough plates. I never need to buy more dishes. This is good to remember, so I don't become a dish hoarder.
Bill calls Atticus "Go Along, Get Along, Gus-Gus"! He really does hold his own for a two year old!
Here is our football fan, Bryan! He helped in the kitchen, too!
I splurged and bought a garland a bit early! It smells like the forest! Heavenly!
I also found a turkey herb pot! It made a nice centerpiece.
This recipe is just right, every time!
And then we walked down to the park!
Little Miss Bug was starting to feel the beginnings of the flu. Sad face!
The family piper entertained us. Aw! The smaller pipes are quieter and he's GOOD!
We had a great day! It was peaceful. Answered prayers. I pray for peaceful and affirming family gatherings because being with family is so precious. I wish to make the most of every moment.
The weekend is ahead. CB's baptism and then Monday through Friday holds SO MUCH FUN!
I had coffee with two fantastic friends last week and came away so spiritually lifted and this week I'm having coffee with three friends, enjoying my monthly book club, celebrating Millie's fourth birthday, dining with one of our favorite couples, and going to a morning performance of Disney on Ice with the local grands! FUN!
See? December is glorious!
Angela at Tracing Rainbows is hosting A Pause in Advent and Sunday is the first Sunday. Please come back then and pop over to all the good pausers, too!
Thank you for peeking in! (BIG THANKFUL HUG!)