Like all of you I have had a busy December, which was in my case preceded by a very hectic and chaotic November. More details will follow in upcoming posts.
For now, I would just like to wish all of you--family, friends, and lurkers--a very happy Christmas season. Over the past year I have been trying to live the Christmas spirit daily. My new motto became "Give people what they need, when they need it." In other words, if I see a friend or neighbor struggling, I will no longer think to myself, "Christmas is in a few weeks, I'll surprise her with a gift then." Better to surprise her when she thinks no one is in her corner, than to wait for the accepted holiday.
Christ truly met the needs of a person when he or she needed it. When He came upon a blind man, he spit in the dirt, made some mud and healed him. He didn't say, "Oh wow--that's going to make a cool birthday present in three months." The best Christmas gift I can give Him is to live as He did, and to honor Him every day.
Computer Geek at his Christmas party where we had a fantastic dinner and he won the movie Inception.
Daughter Em and hubby at the Christmas party where she won a laptop.
Granddaughter Hoolie and daughter Gnome at Hoolie's Christmas concert.
Granddaughter Pinque's 7th birthday. December girls rock!
Pinque's pink cake
Weston and Computer Geek out to eat for my birthday. Thanks Gnome!
P.S. For every serious picture I get of Weston, I have to take four goofy ones.
Kisses hanging by the door. Each guest gets to snip one off as they go.
Weston's man cave--created after five days of snow instead of the predicted five days of rain
He asked for a dog. The $300 variety. That is so not happening.
Traditional Christmas Eve candlelit dinner at home
Chunkster's new jammies
The Great Cookie Decorating Extravaganza
Avatar's cookies. Grandma had to tell him that gingerbread men did not have to be anatomically correct. He removed the jelly bean.
Pinque's new baby sister, Pixie
We exchanged socks this year. I got purple fuzzies from River
Scotland! It's the reel fling!
[Thank you, dear Janice!]