The year is ending as well as the holidays and I find myself reflecting on all of the blessings and joy that have come to me. Is my life perfect? Certainly not! I choose to focus on the abundance of joy that I experience. Our Christmas was certainly joyful. We were blessed to have our children and grandchildren in our home on Christmas morning.
Joyful faces experiencing Christmas as only a child can do!
During the hustle and bustle of the holidays there is little time to take photos. Most of these were taken by Grayden. I don't know how some of you friends take the lovely photos you do when your homes are full of family.
Our children and grands stayed with us through Wednesday. We celebrated Christmas, celebrated Noel's birthday, ate, played games and enjoyed each other's company for five whole days. It's kind of like we had a vacation together.
“Best of all are the decorations the grandchildren have made ~ fat little stars and rather crooked Santas, shaped out of dough and baked in the oven.” Gladys Taber
On Tuesday my extended family came for dinner. Unfortunately my brother-in-law was in the hospital so eight of our family was unable to attend. We are glad that he is now on the mend and is doing well. My sister and her family were able to come so we had a smaller group of fifteen.
We are now relaxing and reflecting on all the precious time we were able to spend with our family.
“Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.”
― Gladys Taber
I hope you are looking forward to the New Year and all of the possibilities it may bring to you! I will be making Hopping John for good luck for tomorrow's dinner. If you need a recipe you can go Here
Happy New Year to all my friends! I hope you continue to find joy in all that you do! ♥