Christmas is over and we are into the New Year! Let's share of cup of Tazo "Joy" tea, that I received from a sweet neighbor, shall we? I've made some yummy bars to eat and I'll show you some pictures of what we've been up to.
This iron angel is the smallest of a trio set that I bought years ago, which adorn my mantle at Christmas time.
You can have your tea from this favorite Johnson Brothers Friendly Village, the Ice House. Isn't this the perfect pattern for winter time?
These three sweet grands had a sleepover at my house and we made Rolo and Dove Caramel pretzel treats (the Rolos won the challenge!), brownie cut outs, and popcorn balls. Oh, it was such fun!
I celebrated Christmas Eve with some of my family and six of my grandchildren.
The kids changed into their jammies that I gave them and we decorated soft frosted sugar cookies, which was a great suggestion from my daughter-in-law. The kids had cookies for Santa! Yes, it made a mess, but just look at those happy faces!
We even decorated a cookie for baby Jesus and talked about why we celebrate Christmas. Two-year-old Harper was chosen to blow out the candle, while we sang Happy Birthday.
My son, Mike, worked hours, upon hours creating characters for each of his nieces and nephews. He gave them all "Uncle Bucks" when they came, and they had to go into my sewing room (where he keeps Uncle Buck toys/gifts) and they were to choose something. They were excited to find their own little avatar.
When I awoke on Christmas morning, lo and behold, I had my own avatar surprise waiting for me!!
Happy New Year Blessings to each of you!
I am sharing with these lovely parties: