I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

For the first time in my working life, I got the day before and the day after Christmas off. Since Christmas day fell on a Saturday, I got Monday off. It has been great having a long weekend. My husband had to work or we would had probably taken a beach trip.

Christmas was great. I got most my shopping done early and was able to enjoy a couple days baking with my daughter. She came home to stay with us all weekend. I love it when shes at home because the mommas gets a break from worrying about her out on her own in a big town. I sleep well when shes in her bedroom next to mine. We made my favorite pecan cookies and shared them with neighbors. We also made some Gingerbread cookies to share. For us, I made a batch of sausage balls to enjoy Christmas morning. 

We went to my mom and dads Christmas eve and enjoyed time with family. I ate a lot of sweets.
Christmas day, we did dinner at my brother in laws. I made a couple dishes to take. There are little ones at this family dinner. Ages range from 2 to 11. When it was time to open presents, they all sat by the tree with excitement. They could hardly wait to start ripping paper.

There is also a little dog in the family. She belongs to my brother in law and lives at the beach. We always get her a small toy to play with. She likes anything thats only 2 to 3 inches small for her little mouth. I forgot to get her a gift this years, so I sat down Christmas day and whipped up a little ball for her.

 She liked it and we were constantly throwing it out to fetch all afternoon. 

One of my favorite Christmas presents was desk a calendar from my daughter. I had been wanting one for my work desk. I love it .

I also got a cute sweater, ear pods and a microderm roller for my face. Nick got a few things he needed and Santa brought my daughter just about everything on her list. 

Christmas was wonderful as always but the decorations have already been taken down and put in the attic until next year. I am ready for the New Year and can’t hardly wait for Spring. 



  1. What a wonderful Christmas you had!

  2. Glad to hear you had such a great Christmas!! :)

  3. OH YEAH! Sounds like a great family Christmas. We remember those. Love the pictures and adore the puppy and ball. YOu are a sweetie (I bet St. Nick thinks so too!)
    I know I repeat myself, but I do love the connection between you and your daughter
    Sherry & jack. SWEET.
    Love from down here.