Ringing the Bell, I have to tell
was rewarded with kindness and care
But Ringing the Bell, with a son so swell
was a joy and a blessed time to share!!... just a little attempt at poetry because it felt like fun!
Ringing the Salvation Army Bell on Christmas Eve is one of my favorite things to do. But... who would have thought that we would be ringing the bell when it was in the high 60's and we really needed sunglasses?!
Christmas was such a wonderful day. Jeff and I were fortunate enough to have all the kids home for the day, and having family around is what I enjoy most about the holidays.
Here are just a few pictures of our Christmas morning I'd like to share with you. Lydia loves her new chairs to go with the bedroom.... and Jason is thrilled too... can't you tell?! LOL
Bo, our sweet old dog, is laid out for the day and staying close to Mike. We were lucky that Mike was able to come to spend the day with us. He has his presents opened and is taking it all in. The remote control car and the key board were big hits!
The Sour Cream & Onion flavored Crickets were the most unusual gift... besides the worms that were gone before I had a chance to take a picture of them. I wasn't brave enough to try them since I wanted my breakfast to stay down, but the others were much more adventurous and chowed down on them!
I am definitely not known for getting gifts to people on time. I was able to finish this little Tooth Fairy Pillow while were on break. The best part was that I did manage to get Ryn's pillow to her before she reached a year... or at least before she needed it! Now I have two more to finish and I will be caught up... I think :)
Thanks for checking in to see what is going on in my creative world. Please feel free to share any fun gifts that you made for gift giving. I would love to see what you all are up to. And if any of you made gift bags from the instructions in last week's blog, I would love to see them too... send pics! I hope you were all able to enjoy your celebrations in whatever form they took. Happy New Year to each and every one of you.