I know it has been some time since I have posted. Christmas is now upon us and our I hope all of your hearts are reflecting the essence of it. Life has been moving rather quickly for me lately and it seems the more I have to do the faster it moves! I'm sure alot of people feel that way. We have slowed down this year and instead of the rush of Christmas we are focusing our minds on the condition of Christmas instead.....
My eyes have been opened this year to a Christmas of a different kind.
With my father being ill and receiving treatments I will be grateful to see him on Christmas day like no other. We are keeping prayers that he will be out of the hospital and well enough to see his family, that is his and all of our Christmas wish this year, that he will get well.
I have seen another side of Christmas this year with my new job and the Christmas toy drive that they run each year. All started by a grieving coworker who had to work through the holidays after loosing her son years ago. Christmas for families, made by the generousity of others and hard work and dedication of those running it. The amount of familes that need help this year was eye opening, it brought out the true meaning of Christmas for alot of people. So many of them were just like me, anyone's situation could change in the blink of an eye. I am so blessed to be a part of it.
It has made getting to the stores, rushing through the crowds at the mall, perfectly decorating the house so much less important. Not that it ever really was the most important but it certainly set my priorities in order! We have scaled back on everything. What needs to get done will, simply put. We need to focus only on what is truly important and that is FAMILY and LOVING and taking care of one another. It is not at all about presents that have been given out but about the love of Christmas that has been shown to me and I am so very grateful for the awakening, what a gift that is.
Mixing and matching the wrapping paper, with plaids, polka dots and retro looking papers keeps it colorful!
A Homemade Christmas
All Decked Out.....
The ornaments have now all been hung.
The baking is still occuring...
I'm a messy, messy, baker....love baking with my kids.
I miss my girls being little with their little noses kissed with flour while they help in their Christmas aprons.
My son occassionally strolls in and out to help, but he eats way more than he makes, lol.
Rolled Sugar Cookies for my son's preschool class to decorate at their Christmas Party.
if you were a guest at my house this Christmas this is what I would serve you...some cute homemade Christmas tree and poinsettia pressed cookies fresh from the oven.