Well, the very first weekend of this holiday season has come and gone. Things have been quiet around here, but I thought it's about time for that to change!
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I hope that it included lots of time with those you love, some good food, and safe travels. I hope that it was a time to consider just how much you have to thank God for!
Our holiday was nice. There were eight of us around the table this year. Small, quiet, and just kind of nice. There was one guest (my BROTHER) I missed quite a bit, but I trust that holidays apart won't be forever.
As usual, as soon as Friday morning came, I was up cleaning and decorating for CHRISTMAS.
Aside from SUMMER, Christmas is by far my very favorite time of year.
I don't have to tell you. I think you can list the reasons all by yourselves!
After I got the decorating done, it felt nice to sit for a while and read. This book is actually pretty cheesy, but I read the other books in the series, so I had to read this one too.
As I sat there reading, resting from the craziness of Thanksgiving, and enjoying the pieces of Christmas all around me, I was just kind of overwhelmed. Life is really pretty good. Did you know that?
I don't talk about it here much, but many things about my life aren't the way that I would have them. For some reason, God has them that way though. Some days, it takes work for me to TRUST that these things I would change, aren't changing and that's for my GOOD.
I know, we all have things we would change. We all have things we would have done differently. For a moment, I forgot about those things. For a moment, I was completely okay with how life is, right now.
I think it was Saturday that I made these sweet treats. I've had my eye on them for a while and decided that they would be the perfect thing to break out my Christmas apron and open the kitchen of Christmas.
You can check the recipe out over at HERE.
I'm still trying to find a GREAT sugar cookie recipe. You know, one that tastes good and is easy to work with. I've only made sugar cookies a few times and I've just not found one that I love. Send me your favorite recipe, k?
So, I blogged. I shared some pictures. Now it's your turn!
How did you spend your Thanksgiving?
Why do you love the Christmas season?
What's the BEST sugar cookie recipe ever?