Last week we had soup and cookie night, one of my favorite holiday traditions. We feasted on homemade chili, applesauce and cornbread, and after dinner it was cookie time. Last year we used lots of sprinkles. This year, we took a bag of Nutter Butter cookies, dipped them in chocolate, and decorated them like reindeer with M&Ms and pretzels.
The next day, Mark and I left for Pismo Beach, on the central coast of California, where it Rained.The.Whole.Time.
While the rest of the country was buried in snow, we were still looking at green grass!
(A totally staged picture taken when I got home--because I forgot to bring my camera...)
Spending time with people you love is such a gift.
Speaking of gifts, along with Christmas presence, there have also been Christmas presents!
Jessie made me this luscious green stocking hat:
This pattern unexpectedly showed up in my email mailbox this morning. Thanks, Becky!
And Terri sent these goodies in the mail--a little notebook, calendar, tape measure, and needle case--out of my favorite Henna Garden fabric
And this cute ornament.
Thank you to all my family and friends who have such a special presence in my life.