I have also been cuddling with this sweet boy. When the grands are here, he gets his nose out of joint. "I'm the kid around here!"
I've been sewing a little (cutting out a dress and a pair of pants). I am going to use the fat quarters to make bias tape.
Oh, another cuddle.
We visited our Ft. Collins kids and we loved seeing their cute decorated house.
Their church hymn sing was so fun. April made lots of cookies. YUMMY! (I couldn't get that night's photos to load completely. Wah.)
Finally Kelli's pool is finished. We have had a warm December so she had friends over to swim (brrrrrr!) before they closed it this week. It took forever from start to finish.
Last Sunday we had Advent at their house. It was fun!
I had lunch with a sweet Christian sister that was a highlight of my Christmas build up and then I enjoyed a visit with another sweet friend last week. We painted Santas. She had everything all ready. We had such a lovely and peaceful time together. I love one-on-one time with encouraging people.
Lizzy took a photo of her shadow. A fairy!
Kelli and Bryan celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary downtown so the cutie pies stayed with us. We had a nice pizza dinner with Jeff and Christie (and the super boys) and then we came back here and watched three Santa movies before bed!
I got to pick the bookclub book for January and I chose this nonfiction Rumer Godden book. It was such a beautiful read.
One bookclubber texted me and said she learned a new word from the book. Great word, huh?
I made my first ever Shepherd's Pie. It was scrumptious.
I hope your Christmas is pure and bright. Thank you for your reading and if you have a blog that I read, thank you for keeping it good and happy, high-thinking and positive. I am sick to death of all the "no rules" and "no absolutes" that I see on social media. I was watching a podcast that I enjoyed and a book was recommended (a Christmas book) and I bought the ebook and started reading it. It was so full of lies and twisting of the real TRUTH that burst into Bethlehem and changed our lives. Well, I decided no more. I'm not reading or viewing darkness. It's not for me and I can't abide it. Rant over.
Instead, I look to candlelight that reminds me of THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD and prayers with my husband who seeks Jesus with a passion that constantly inspires me. I want to cherish our kids, their spouses, the grands with all the Jesus love I can.
I'm off to pray with the serene and real ladies that gather at the retreat house today. I can't wait.
God be with you, dear ones.