Happy New Year! I had such big plans to sit and visit all the wonderful blogs during my holiday break and to wish so many of you a Merry Christmas! After we ushered our last guests out the door, we ushered in the flu! Unfortunately, when sickness hits, we all grow a few horns! I have joked many times that the devil ushered himself in, pitched a tent, rolled out his sleeping bag and decided to stay for a while...anyone with me? Does that ever happen? Add to that a big heaping of selfishness mixed with the flu and it makes for a bad combination! Oh, but it is no surprise that the devil himself would try to upstage Christmas!
So, in my effort to remember the 'good' of Christmas 2010, here are some of the more memorable highlights!
I hope your Christmas was wonderful and peaceful!
December 25, 2010 saw a white Christmas here in our little town and this was a first since 1947!
My daughters and I attended an American Girl Fashion Show in early December.
Here is my friend's daughter enjoying a candy cane...does it get any sweeter than this?
The girls take a break from icing to pose!
A little game of 'pick-up' football is good for the boys who were tired of decorating their gingerbread houses.McAdenville, NC made for a fun night out with family and friends.
The Billy Graham Library was a great Christmas experience and a first for us...live nativity with real camels and sheep, Christmas carolers, and hot chocolate! Carriage rides were available but the line was too long!
Time with old family friends... (before we all got sick!)
Our live nativity...the part of baby Jesus is played by my niece Norah!
On Christmas morning, the children wait for dad to get the video camera before seeing Santa's surprises!
School started yesterday and we fell back into our routine. The horns have disappeared and we are cleaning house! I am excited about the New Year!
Blessings to you in 2011!