i’m listening to kansas, the doobies and the eagles this morning. all of christmas is packed away except the tree and the lit garland outside. a year ago today i had just received the call from the breast care center that my biopsy had come back clear. since then, i feel like this year has been so full of blessings. i want to do a little 2012 review but for now i’ll just share about lately.
at the risk of being someone who makes you wanna gag. or roll your eyes. or be all like…oh here she goes, i must say these last few weeks have been full of blessings upon blessings. savannah’s trip to kosovo was awesome. life changer for sure. i’ll share about that later too. she’s home safe & sound and i am totally loving having her here before she heads to Passion for several days. we’ve had glitch after glitch ( insert $$$$ here) occur but i’m grateful we have a home that i love, even if the fridge needs replacing. all the locks needed repair. the girls shower needs to be redone. the garage door opener is busted. and all four cars have needed repair. i’m thankful my hubby doesn’t get all knotted up each time another expense has occured.
last night we all sat together & LOVED Les Miserables. oh my word. a must see. even though dan thought the movie , done entirely in song , was maybe a bit much. and yes, little bit went. she cracked me up though….during the early sexual scene she looked over at savannah & said, “peace” and got up and left. at the end of the movie she kept saying over & over, “i wept mom, i wept”. she was spent!
so i’m going to roll through the last couple days and include some blurry iphone images too.
little bit researched & made her own white chocolate bark. delish!~
enjoyed a sophisticated dinner at Waffle House~
we played our annual “find the pickle” game. each one is blindfolded while the others
harass wait patiently from another room. dan times them. the winner scores a year of declaring winning status skittles & being first up opening presents in the morning~
caroline for the win. a few years ago, savannah won. caroline cried. savannah
blared played “time of my life” from david cook’s american idol win. she’s not competitive. not at all.
watched The Grinch –well some of us watched~
smk brought me a beautiful ring from Kosovo~took a mid morning break for our traditional breakfast of sausage/egg strada, shrimp & grits and brown sugared bacon~
back for opening gifts, round 2~savannah blew me away with a handmade glittered canvas. i cried. “gifts” is my love language. i am always blown away to think someone thought of me. picked out or crafted a gift for me….this was the ultimate~
christmas dinner~ honeybaked ham, honeybaked turkey, mac & cheese, & roasted brussel sprouts. rolls & fudge pie~
she’s wanted her hair to be long enough to braid for years. finally started growing this year~sweet friend Kat delivering pioneer woman’s cinnamon rolls!! ~
i hope each of you is enjoying time with family and friends!
be back soon~~