I really did not think we would wake up to a warm house this morning. The power was flashing before we went to bed and the storm had just begun. But we woke up snug and warm to this... Snow day today for Olivia's mommy, so I will have to just enjoy this from last week.
Lastly for Melissa--the baking/decorating is underway...
This video was made by a friend of a good friend of mine. My friend Mandy and her husband are missionaries in Malawi. The people who made the video run the orphanage down the road from them. I think it is a clever way to get the message out that we can make a big difference for starving children with a pretty small sacrifice on our part.
No time for blogging lately...every spare minute has been spent decorating. Each year when I begin, I wonder if it is worth the time spent, then I get it all in place and am always glad I took the time. I love spending a little time in the evening with just the soft Christmas lights and some Christmas music, it is so peaceful and good for my spirit. I changed up a few things this year, partly to move some of the Dicken's Village up a little higher because of a certain darling 16 month old's curosity, and partly because it was time to do something different to the mantle. Since we have been here, we have hung the stockings on the mantle. This year I have moved them around the corner and (thanks to blog inspiration) made a garland. We used to have the Village all set up on either side of the fireplace, but have moved it to several locations this season. I have a few things yet to do, but right now it is time to get off the computer and go make some supper for my sweet, hungry hubby.
About me--hummmmmm... I have been married for 35 years to the most wonderful, godly man. It is truly my joy to be his wife. We have two awesome kids--both grown and married to pretty terrific spouses. I am the secretary at our church and handle the Women's ministry. The most exciting part of my life is being grandma to our beautiful, spunky grand kiddos Olivia Grace, Ella Faith, Jacob Thomas, and Harrison Andrew. It is so much fun to have little ones in our house from time to time--and a blessing to savor the quiet again when they go home! Being grammy continues to bring a special kind of joy to my life that I can't quite explain and wouldn't trade for anything in the world!