This year Christmas came with some
the year has been a difficult one.
I never got my dining room decorated!
That is NOT like me.
But it was a fantastic season, it was not
about the decorating but the time
I spent with family and friends.
It started the day after Thanksgiving
The twins came for a visit.
So the weekend I normally put up my decorations
I did not.
we went to see Santa!
we went to get the tree with my brother, SIL and the twins.
We decorated the tree, cooked great meals, went to see Lincoln.
Before I knew it, it was time to head to
1515 for the annual Christmas week.
Oh how I dreaded going, since cousin
Mary would not be there.
Cousin Fred and I went to get the tree
We had another successfull 1515 party
we visited all week
we made Christmas cookies.
I went to the auction with my friend and
got the most wonderful Pyrex buy for a friend.
Then back to work!
Then it before I knew it
I had to work but got off early
so we headed to my husband brothers house.
Now all the nieces and nephews are getting married,
and oh my what a big crowd.
38 of us!
a wild white elephant exchange!
Even Mr. relaxed enough that when his SIL
put this goofy hat on his head..he left it
on all night!
The next day we had my brother and SIL for
and the official unwrapping of the gifts.
I hated my dining room was not decorated.
But I remembered, I did not get things
done this year like I wanted to.
But I learned a lesson....
it is not about the decorations, the food,
or how pretty a present was wrapped.
The season was filled with spending time
with family and friends
what more could a girl ask for.