Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas & Farewell Surprise!

Hosted by the lovely Sherry Bamsey, a fun group of ladies gathered together to surprise Colleen before her move to California. What a wonderful time we had! I was so thrilled to be included in this special occasion. It was so good to see Colleen again and I got a chance to meet some new friends as well. From left to right: Kim Johnson, Sherry Bamsey, Colleen Jew, Jennifer Wyatt, Maija Lapore, Carol Wingert, Kim Hesson & myself.

Thank you Sherry for your generosity today! I had a wonderful time!
Below are a few gifts that were exchanged today. Just wanted to share. :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Counting Down

I finished up the "Countdown to Christmas" that my future daughter-in-law requested. She wanted it for my son. I had to change a few things up from the last one that I made for the store but I think it turned out great. And most importantly, they both loved it.

Busy getting ready for Christmas around here. Amazingly we got all the decorations, lights, tree, etc up quickly this year. So it has been looking festive for a few weeks now. I am not really fond of the process of decorating for Christmas but I sure love the results! Especially at night with everything lit up.
Even got my Christmas cards out early this year. I think it was important that I get control of a few things this year as everything else has been out of control. As some of you know, my dad has been in hospice care at home for a while now and two weeks ago was sent to the hospice care facility. We didn't expect him to make it. But he rallied and is currently home again with a daytime nurse. So amazing! And a little stressful. But so far, so good.

So here's to letting go of worries, stress and holiday chaos and clinging to the real, true meaning of Christmas...the birth of Christ! May He be the greatest gift you receive this season. Merry Christmas!!