"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Monday, December 16, 2013

Making Family Memories

Christmas Time 
is such
 a very special time.
I look forward to celebrating Christ's birth
 and making new and wonderful
family memories every year.

This past weekend,
 our oldest daughter and family
from Pennsylvania, came to stay with us
and the kiddos did some
 Christmas Cookie Decorating
with grandma (me!)

They had so much fun getting to decorate them 
in their own artsy ways. 
 It made me so happy hearing them
tell each other to look at
 the other's masterpiece cookie designs, 
as they went along.
There is nothing more rewarding then
seeing children's faces and eyes
light up when they are happy
 and proud of their own accomplishments!

I thought this process out well
 telling the kiddos
(ages 4 and 7)
that it was time to come to the kitchen
 to begin the cookie decorating fun.

Before hand, 
(while they were watching a fun Disney movie),
 I cut out the cookies, baked and iced them.
Next I set up a card table in the kitchen
 with two spots
 made especially for them and
put all of the decorating items in the middle
of them.
Next I divided up the cookies
 so they each had the same
amount and shapes.

I called them in and said,

The bath tub was next for each of them! ha ha

Sunday they were off on their way again
back to their home in Pennsylvania.

We could not work it out this year where 
all of our family could be here together 
at the same time.  So the next best
thing is two weekends of fun.
Our youngest daughter, Jaymie and family 
from Michigan will be
coming to stay with us next weekend.

We are very blessed!

So what fun things do you plan 
to do during this Christmas season?
Would love for you to share
by leaving a little comment for me.

May the joy and peace
of His special love
be real and dear to your heart
now and throughout this coming year.

Hugs and Blessings,

1000 Gifts/Thanksgiving List continued.........

770. the joy of giving
771. special and precious times with family 
772. McAlister's yummy tea when you are Christmas shopping
773. my special siblings
774. counting my blessings instead of disappointments and trials
775. the joy in a child's eyes when they love something they are doing or given
our granddaughter with her new doll
she received for Christmas from  us


Jennifer Richardson said...

Sometimes I think it's nice to get to visit with smaller bunches of our lovies
so that we have time and space
(and energy) to spread the love on thick and focused
instead of trying to manage a whole heaping crew
(although there are wonderful perks about that, too....especially the sound of their laughter).
I hope your days are love-filled to the brim and oh so well and energized and magical.
And, say, thanks for all the ways
you've made my life
lighter and brighter this past year. Grateful for you I am:)
love, joy and grace to you,

Mary said...

Hi Lee Ann, I want to apologize for not responding to your message earlier...it's taking me longer to get to things these days. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas...and I wish you a joy-filled New Year!

Much love to you!