Today has been a good day here in Floyd. The girls and I decided it was definitely time to put up the Christmas tree. We had lots of fun. We put on some Christmas music and got busy. They decorated the gingerbread house. Then we put up the tree, the nativity, and a few other decorations. Simple, nothing too complex. Temperatures here have been much warmer than normal. I like that.
Our van is fixed. YEAH! Dave, Jess and the kids came up Sunday so Dave could help Hubby work on it. Thanks so much, Dave! Hubby finished getting it all put back together Monday. Monday evening we rode it to the feed store to get chicken feed and everything worked fine. Yesterday, the girls and I rode it to Sam’s. No problems!! I am so glad.
Yesterday, the boys had a terrible stomach virus. They were both very sick. Daniel was hit especially hard. He told his mom he felt like he was living in a bad dream. Today they both seem on the mend. We are all praying no one else gets it. Jess said that baby Sam was calling for his “Maw” when he was sick in the night. You know that just touches my heart. We are hoping to go down Saturday to do Christmas with them. Lots of good food planned.
Well, I guess that’s about all that has been going on here. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Hello ladies, I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while. For some reason, things have been busy around here and it’s been difficult for me to make a post. Grace is feeling better and I thank you all for your prayers for her. So far, we have been blessed that no one else has gotten sick.
We are on Thanksgiving break from school. The girls are very happy. Today is planned out as just a fun day. We will watch a movie, The Prince of Egypt, also play a few games, and listen to Christmas music. I will also be busy baking today. We are doing Thanksgiving at Jessica’s. Everyone is bringing something. I am to bring the rolls and the ingredients for punch. The punch we all love is called Angel Punch. Jessica’s grandmother, Marie would always make this punch at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We really like it.
My bread machine just beeped so it is time to start shaping the rolls. I better get busy. I pray you all have a safe and happy thanksgiving. God bless.
Today was spent doing a very fun project. Our gingerbread house. Last year the girls and I made our first gingerbread house. We decided it needed to be a tradition at our house. So much fun. Here’s a picture of our gingerbread house. Not competition material but great for our house. This will be our centerpiece until Christmas. When I do things like this with my girls, I can’t help but be thankful for our lives together. The laughter, the Christmas music, a warm fire. I am a very blessed woman and I thank God for his blessings. George had some work to do today so we didn’t get to go to Jessica’s this weekend. The girls and I are doing girl stuff today, the gingerbread house, some Russian Tea Cakes and maybe some peanut butter roll candy. Temperatures were cold again last night. 7 degrees when we got up this morning. Not much wind though so it doesn’t feel as bad as yesterday. The weather forecast says freezing rain for tonight and early Sunday morning. YUK! Hopefully it won’t happen so we can go to church. Oh well, I guess we’ll see what tomorrow morning brings. Well time to make some more memories (Russian Tea Cakes). God Bless.
It appears as if winter might be here to stay. We awoke this morning to ice. Not too bad but enough to be pretty. I would much rather have the snow from the weekend but I’ll have to take whatever God sends our way. Not a lot happening here in Floyd. Just winter coming on. School as usual. Getting ready for Christmas. The tree and all the decorations are up. Christmas music, which I love, playing on the radio. Life if good! I know I say that a lot but I really believe it. I am so blessed. God has given me so many blessings. My husband, my kid, my grandkids. I live in a beautiful home and have a wonderful church. For me, life really is good and I am thankful to God for His blessings. (My sermon for the day). The ice is melting quickly and temperatures are warming up. Our next spell of winter mix is for Saturday. I had hoped to go visit Jess on Saturday but I guess that might not happen. Depends on the weather. Well, break time is over and school time begins. Have a wonderful day. God Bless.
Our mantle. The girls and I spent the morning putting away fall decorations. Then we decided to decorate the mantle for winter. We think it looks pretty good. What do you think? I like to use snowmen instead of Santa Claus, that way I can leave them up all winter. Not just for Christmas. I know I’m kinda lazy when it comes to decorating. I really enjoy the putting up of decorations, its the taking down I don’t like. Anyway the mantle was fun. We had egg nog and enjoyed being together. Life is good. No, life is GREAT! I so enjoy my girls and being at home with them. We plan on putting the Christmas tree up Saturday. More egg nog, Christmas music, hot chocolate. I can’t wait! They are calling for a chance of snow Saturday here. Maybe some ice. I prefer snow, however we’ll see. It will probably just be cold. I hope you all have as much fun as we do this time of year. God Bless.