As I try to keep focused on the true meaning of this beautiful season, and not get too “wrapped” up in the pre-holiday rush, I treasure the traditions that make this my favorite time of the year (it helps that I actually like winter weather too – I know – I’m weird 🤪)
This past week my friend Sharon and I “rang and sang” for the Salvation Army – our 17th year!
A fun way to share the joy of the season through Christmas Carols, and to help a worthwhile charity.
Next came our annual cookie baking time. My mom and I have been doing this all my life and we’ve never missed a year.
Over the years Mike, my dad, our kids and grandkids have all joined in. This year great grandpa Bruce and the kids were on the decorating team.
Sommer made each cookie a work of art!
Trey tired out early with the pre-baking decorating, but he liked the frosting part,
Grandchildren are a great blessing! As are parents! I am so grateful my mom and dad are still a big part of my life. Dad is 89 and mom is 85 and they’re going strong. Praise the Lord!
Last Thursday was a bittersweet day for me. After teaching quilting at WCTC for 23 years, they have discontinued the adult enrichment classes and it was my last day. My dear students threw a party with delicious food, thoughtful gifts, lots of hugs and a few tears. This is an amazing group of women and I thank God for each one of them (and the few who couldn’t attend too)!
What made it a bit easier was knowing that I will begin teaching at Sew Much More in Waukesha, beginning in February. Where God closes a door, He opens a window. Thanks Wendy!
The Christmas concert at church was lovely, the presents are wrapped, and the kids are excited. I have so much to be thankful for, and having all of you continue to follow my blog is one of my blessings!
In the words of Tiny Tim: “God bless us everyone!”