Galations 2:20-21

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly." Galations 2:20-21

Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas 2011 and Beyond

I admit, I haven't been a great blogger lately. Taking care of an active toddler and a newborn is more work than you can ever anticipate.

I thuroughly enjoyed our Christmas this year. My sister and brother-in-law came up from Georgia for a nice long (but never long enough) visit.

We started Christmas week with a girls baking night. Wish I actually got pictures of all the yummy creations. I made Oreo Truffles, Rice Crispy Treat Snow Balls, and chocolate dipped pretzles. My sisters made various cookies and mom made some homemade fudge.

We also had our very first annual craft night. We made homemade yarn wreaths. They all turned out great....well, we have yet to see Michele's finished product, but knowing her it will blow the rest of us out of the water :) Maybe next year I will be a little more organized!

My finished product w/ homemade felt rosettes.

We spent Christmas Eve and Day with my family. The in-laws came to my parents' house to join in on the festivities on Christmas Eve. It's wonderful that we are able to celebrate with both of our families. We are so blessed.

Christmas Day we got up and went off to church, then we all gathered at my parents' house for out traditional gift exchange. I have to note that I felt my family did a great job with gifts this year and thought there were some very thoughtful gifts given. Makes me want to do better next year.

Unfortunately, a flu bug ran through not only me and the boys, but also my poor sister Michele and mother. Not a great way to end Christmas and bring in the New Year, but thankfully it seems to have passed now.

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