3. Making my Christmas cards for the first time:
4. My mom surprising me with my new sewing machine:
5. The zoo's Christmas lights. I still can't get over how amazing they looked:
6. Lyndsey and Roberta's 3rd annual Cookie Exchange:
Outside my window...snowy and grey. We got our snow yesterday, about 2-3 inches.
I am thinking...about my frustration with Jamison. She has been going through a not listening phase and speaking in a tone that is not appropriate. I can handle the normal kid not listening stuff but she is taking it to a whole new level. I have been in a lot of prayer to figure out what is going on with her and how to teach her to be kind to others (especially her brother).
I am thankful...for a joyous Christmas.
I am praying...for parenting guidance.
I am reading...Captivating...still. I haven't had time to read but I plan on it this week now that the holiday hustle is over.
I am hoping...that Kroger makes turkeys after the holidays. I am having a big dinner on New Year's Day and I want to have turkey, but I'm not brave enough to make it myself. I know that Kroger (our local grocery store) makes turkeys for the holidays and I hope they still will for New Years.
From the kitchen...I have no plans other than dinner for New Years...turkey (?), dressing, mac and cheese, green beans and sweet potato pie. YUM!
Around the house...the tree is down and the decorations are put away. Yes, we took it all down Saturday evening. The house was a mess and needed to be put back to normal. We organized the new toys and put some old toys in a box to be donated. Time to clean up for the New Year!!!
One of my favorite things...the faces of my family when they opened gifts they really liked.
A few plans for the rest of the week...Clean, organize, rest, hang out with Lyndsey/Amber and their families for New Year's Eve.
What's in your daybook?
Outside my window...snowy and gray. We don't have a lot of snow, just enough to cover the grass. While driving through my neighborhood I saw a ton of snowmen from the snow we got on Saturday.
I am thinking...I would like to be at home right now. There are some cards I want to make and I am in the mood to make cookies. Maybe next year I'll take this time off.
I am thankful...for my church. I love, love, LOVE my church. Yesterday's service was just wonderful and unique. There was no sermon, just praise songs and segments talking about the different characters in the story of Jesus' birth. My church really makes Scripture come alive!
I am reading...Captivating. I haven't had a whole lot of time to read. I hope to catch up on some reading this weekend.
I am hoping...that we have a smooth week and continue to remember the true meaning of this special holiday.
From the kitchen...Last night I made chicken tetrazzini (which is fast becoming a favorite), appetizers for Christmas Eve and turkey and all the fixings Christmas Day. Last night Rondell made a 5-flavor cake. I'll post the recipe soon.
Around the house...the gifts are still hidden in their secret place.
One of my favorite things...Christmas morning...I can't wait!
A few plans for the rest of the week...we have a Christmas dinner with friends tonight, finishing up some cards, going to Christmas Eve service and then to my uncle's, enjoying Christmas morning!
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