We're All Talking About It

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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? 

PS Sorry the pictures aren't very good...I took them with my iPad, right from where I was sitting. 


  1. Loving your decorations! & HOW COOL ARE YOU?! Getting them up and done and ready to go....i'm not even half-way there, ugh ha.

  2. Your picture with the book looks SO relaxing! I cannot wait until this semester of school is over so I can leisurely again.

    P.S. I answered your question about the "tortilla" on my Thanksgiving plate! :) http://faithlovestrengthamandajo.blogspot.com/2012/11/thankful-for-pictures.html?showComment=1354051667191#c5460980727687457023

  3. I am the same way. I love summer, but Christmas season is so fun. It's hard not to smile seeing the city lit up!

  4. I love Christmas too, and summer! And the photos are good - I got the feel of Christmas spirit in your house. and sitting around enjoying the Christmas spirit, is one of my favorite things to do too :)

  5. Anonymous8:18 AM

    I like your decorations. Sugar cookie recipes can be surprisingly complicated. I have yet to find a great one myself.
    Here is a recipe that I've tried before. It involves using a store-bought cake mix. You could get a vanilla or "white" flavor and still get much of the same taste as sugar cookies: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1610,130188-253193,00.html

  6. ahh i love that you have all your christmas decorations up already! i am decorating this weekend and i cannot wait :) xx

  7. Cute decorations! I'm bringing out my Christmas decorations this weekend. I've never really liked sugar cookies...not sure why. But I love anything with chocolate in it. :)


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