Ending the year 2013 brings New Year resolutions. I am not making any new ones for 2014--my old ones still need working on! I made a plan a few years ago for my eternal progression, my family relationships, and my personal progress. I have made progress in each area, but they are certainly ongoing. We are celebrating the New Year by going to a cabin in Midway with friends. I'm really excited! I'm also getting ready to take down Christmas...That is always a hard thing to do, but we can keep the Christmas spirit in our hearts. Happy New Year!
I love December! Of course having my birthday just before Christmas helps! We had a family dinner on Sunday December 22nd and enjoyed the family. I gave my children the first part of my life story and it brought up some interesting conversations. Little Hudson kept us in laughter most of the evening too. The next day I celebrated my birthday by going grocery shopping to get ready for Christmas. Then my daughter, Jodi, took hubby and I to Zupa's for lunch. Love eating there! In the evening we enjoyed Mark's family for dinner and games.
Christmas Eve day we got a few more things at the store and then I made potato salad, Sarah salad, and prepared things for our baked beans. On Christmas morning I started the beans and made Monkey Bread. The kids started coming at 10:15 am and we had everyone there to enjoy gifts and laughter. Steve, Sue, Addie and Patrick came in the early afternoon for lunch. They also visited and played Pinochle. It was a lovely day! I also enjoyed the day after Christmas just doing my thing!
I can't believe I let November slide by without posting! It was a busy month. At the beginning of the month we had three grandchildren stay with us for eight days. It was so much fun! The only hard part was being up at 6 am. to get the kids off to school--fed and lunch in hand. They were such good kids! December has been cold and snowy! We enjoyed the Mills Christmas parties and loved seeing everyone. We also had a delightful Singles luncheon. Then I "decided" to get sick. I'm glad that it has been a fairly short duration. I completed all of the shopping, wrapping, delivering neighbor gifts, mailed Christmas cards, and have done some of the food shopping. I couldn't have done it without my special hubby! He is amazing! We have a family party tomorrow night to celebrate the birthday of some old lady. The rest of the week is enjoying the special blessings of Christmas and the birth of our Saviour. Love this time of year!