GrowingForChrist

Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Back to the grindstone

on December 29, 2011

Well it looks like it’s time to get back to blogging!  After taking a break to celebrate Christmas I’m back and hoping to schedule some posts for the next few days as we’ll also be getting back into the school thing next week as well.

My children, husband and I were very blessed this Christmas time – I was given a new digital camera from my dad and stepmom, my mom gave me a Kindle, my inlaws gave me the complete Love Saga.  This isn’t a complete list but I’ve been blessed with some things I needed as well as wanted.  I also got some Homestead Blessing DVD’s which are a wonderful addition to my DVD collection.

My children also bought me some very thoughtful gifts, my son gave me a best mom necklace and a melt tart for my warmer.  I got an Annie DVD from one daughter and the Ice Age Christmas special from the other.

Here is our doggie, Sadie:

Here is the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve night after the children were in bed:

Our cookie baking and decorating on Christmas Eve.  That rolling pin?  That is the same one my mom used to roll out our sugar cookies on Christmas Eve when I was a child:

Christmas Eve at my Dad’s and Step-mom’s:

Christmas Eve at my inlaws house:

Christmas morning at our house:

My mom came over in the afternoon on Christmas Day and provided a meal for us, her and my brother to share.  It was a nice time and a great visit.  We gave her a couple handcrafted gifts and I found a DVD copy of Volume I He-Man which he enjoyed when he was a young boy.  Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to take pictures.

The day after Christmas we went back over to my inlaws since Don’s brother, SIL and nephews were up from their homes out of state.

As we move into the new year I’m reflecting on all the blessings that have been bestowed upon us – both the tangible and intangible gifts.

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