Wednesday, December 21, 2011

this Christmastime...

It's Christmas week! And there is so much going on...I think it's best to give you the brief version, or this blog post will go on forever!

In our kitchen we have...
  • made umpteen dozen cookies from about 6 different recipes, including...
    • harlequins and butter cookies from old family recipes
  • assembled 4 teacher gifts:  glass jars from Ikea that I etched with etching cream from the craft store, then filled with peppermints and decorated with ribbon and scrapbooked tags
  • been reading nightly from our Advent devotion book, and lit all four candles on the Advent wreath this past Sunday
Out and about we have:
  • Gone to see a local musical production of Rapunzel with the Daisy scouts
  • Watched the boy and his 3-year-old classmates perform at their Christmas program
  • Visited with family members who weren't able to make cookies this year (gasp!) so we could deliver some trays to them
  • Visited Daddy at work to see how spring-making machines work (and the boy was totally fascinated)
  • Made a trip to the pediatrician for the cough that won't go away and girlie is now on 4 (!) prescription medications. Thankfully, she sounds terrible but doesn't feel too bad!
  • Made more than one "last" trip to the store for the "final" shopping...and its not over yet!
And all in all... we have had a wonderful, whirlwind week. We anticipate Christmas. We celebrate family. We sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. And I try to savor every sweet moment. Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas. I'll rejoin you here after the holiday to share our joy...and finally be able to unveil my Christmas crafting!

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