Merry Christmas, friends!
And just for you? Some of the outtakes:
We have been enjoying this month off, (well, the kids and I have had it off. Mark, on the other hand, has been working a lot of overtime. But he has had this whole week off, so we are loving that!) God has blessed us with more snow than usual, so my kids are beside themselves with enthusiasm about that.
We have played so many games this month: Nerts, Ticket to Ride, Settlers, Dominion, Risk, Battleship, Sorry, and probably others I'm forgetting. And we finished our read-aloud (Watership Down; loved it.) Our favorite cookies this month are Soft Molasses Cookies and these peanut butter cookies with the Hershey's Kisses on top. Because, YUM.
We are gearing up for the next few days of very-busy-ness and fun with extended families and are looking forward to that. I am all done with shopping (thank you, Lord) and nearly done with wrapping and I've spent most of today in the kitchen, baking and prepping food for the next two days' gatherings.
Blessings to you and yours!
Merry Christmas to you all,
~Stacy for Mark, Ella, Isaac, Isaias, Adelia and Audra