Monday, December 27, 2010

Dreaming of a White Christmas

We had a wonderful Christmas weekend beginning in Madison with Casey, John, Kate, Anna, my mom and Stacy's mom. We were so surprised and excited to wake up Christmas morning to snow on the ground and flurries still in the air! Had to be careful with the great-grandmas -- and they were worried about the cold -- but it was a wonderful Christmas. We went to Christmas Eve service at Casey & John's church. On Christmas day, John's parents Kaye and Mitchell came up from Wadley to spend the day -- and we all watched Kate enjoy her multitude of gifts!

Anna cooked Christmas breakfast of egg casserole and a special coffee cake that Zach's family makes. And Casey cooked Christmas dinner of ham, sweet potato caserole, green bean casserole and rolls. W had plenty of desserts with MawMaw's red velvet cake and tea cakes -- and candy that Casey and Anna had made.

On Sunday, we headed down to Birmingham to Gary and Carolyn's (Stacy's brother) in Trussville. Their son Brian and Amanda came over and Greg and Jessi came up from Hartford to enjoy a wonderful Christmas lunch. Once again, we ate too much! We are so blessed to be able to celebrate with our families!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I love Christmas time! I love the lights . . . and decorations . . . and the feel-good spirit of the season. No matter how tough things get, there's always the hope and joy of Christmas that lifts me up. And I love goofy Christmas movies! I've set the tivo to record every one on ABC Family Channel and Hallmark and Lifetime! And doesn't our little Kate look so precious in her Christmas photo by Casey?

So I've finally finished decorating my tree and the front of the house is all lit up. Stacy said, "Don't do that much this year!" That's because I tend to keep adding lights! One year, when I was still using colored lights for the kids, one of his students at school told him our house was "lit up like a juke joint!"

Anna has designed several Christmas cards, stickers and address labels that can be ordered from PaperStyle. Check out her blog and portfolio for what she's been working on lately.

And check out Casey's blog for what she's been doing lately with her photography. I'm always amazed by my talented daughters and how creative they are!

I do love Christmas! It is the most wonderful time of the year!