Sunday, December 19, 2010

Almost There

This is the last week before Christmas.  The last week of advent as we prepare for the birth for our Lord, Jesus Christ.  This is the last few days that we have to prepare our hearts and minds for this joyous event.  This is the time of year that I love.  It is so joyful being filled with friends, family, festivities and FOOD!

A few weeks ago my Grand Daughter helped me and my mom make Mom's famous party mix.  She was a big help stirring all of that stuff and taste testing it to let us know if it was good enough or not.  Here is a shot of her helping.

 

This past Thursday our Grand Daughter had her Advent program at Church and it was wonderful.  What a joy to watch all the children from her school perform some very special songs in preparation for the coming of our Lord.  Here is a shot of some of her Classmates during their song.




And here is a shot of her doing some of the sign language during the song.  (actually they all did sign language during the song)



Last night was her Dance recital but unfortunately we are not allowed to take photos during the performance but just trust me when I tell you she did a wonderful job.  In fact the other girls in her troop were watching her to make sure they were getting it right.

We have all the presents bought, wrapped and most of them delivered.  My hubby was a big help this year with some of the shopping and with the wrapping.  We were up until 2AM wrapping last night and had a wonderful time listening to Christmas music and enjoying each others company.

I think next year I will start the first of the year getting gifts for Christmas.  I love giving.  It gives me so much joy to watch the faces of others as they get a gift that is heartfelt.  I would love to have a homemade Christmas next year.  So if that is going to happen I truly need to start in January to get everything made that I would like to give to others.  So the list will begin very soon and will have much thought put into it.

I hope all of you have a Blessed Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Craft on!