Just in time for Christmas - a beautiful snowfall! This is the view that greeted us yesterday morning as we looked out through our frosty patio door windows. The perfect finishing touch as we prepare for our Family Christmas Day, very soon - celebrating early with our family, as we often do, giving our grown children time for their own family celebrations, and also with their in-laws. It doesn't matter the day of the month - what matters is that we are together.
It has been a busy week (and month!) of preparations, and I am thankful for ...
Christmas cookies baked - 6 kinds
(using my early-Christmas gift from my hubby - photos coming later!)
Chocolate-covered Peanuts & Chocolate Billionaires
Cinnamon Rolls & Dinner Rolls
Gifts purchased for ten sweet grandkids
And for the rest of the family, too
My last shopping done right before the snowstorm
Gifts wrapped and under the tree
Appetizers and snacks made
Anticipation of our fun family snack spread
Dinner all planned - a unique and fun main dish (photos coming later)
Anticipation of 18 around our table
Thankful for the blessing of family, and that most will be home soon (we'll miss a daughter and her family, in TX), and praying that a son makes it home from CA, flying stand-by. And thankful for three daughters and their families, and another son - all living nearby. Home, and family - all a gift - how can we be so blessed?
"It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to the Most High.
It is good to proclaim Your
unfailing love in the morning,
Your faithfulness in the evening ... "