In a few days it will be December. This year definitely passed quickly. I put little Bell on eBay last night and she will be headed for her new home today. Back to cleaning and packing today. We will be moving before the first of the year. I was hoping we would be moved before the holidays. I am hoping we will spend Christmas Eve in our new house. Christ's birth is the reason we celebrate and it is a magical time. It seems people are a little kinder this time of year. I recall the sweet times when the boys were young we would go to church and then drive around to look at the Christmas lights on Christmas Eve. One Christmas Eve while on our way home we saw a Santa near our house looking into someones window. It was perfect timing!! The boys all squealed and said to hurry home. Santa was just up the road and they better get to bed before he reached our house. It was so funny. Tobias and I were remembering that night just the other day. Simple times but so sweet and innocent. The boys were always the best part of my life and my special blessings. Remembering their sweet faces on Christmas morning is still amazing! I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas season and enjoy the little blessings in life. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
It is looking a lot like Christmas! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. We are enjoying some snow in Ohio this morning. It is beautiful! I have been letting the packing go for a week or so and getting back to sewing. I finished Rosemary last week. She was fun to make and I found the pink dress and her beautiful bib at an antique shop. Her dress is hand made with tiny tucks, embroidery and lace. The bib is hand made cotton and so beautiful with the pink trim. I am finishing an elephant today and maybe I will pack a few boxes. We are waiting to hear when we can move into our new house. I am sure the young couple buying this home are just as anxious to move into it as we are anxious to move into our new home. We didn't think we would be moving in the middle of winter back in June when we decided to sell our house but all things work out for the best. Patience has never been easy for me. Have a good holiday season!!!
Is everyone getting ready for the holidays? Thanksgiving is next week! That doesn't seem possible! I better get busy making noodles for 17 people TODAY! Next week I will be making pies. My sweet son Blake has decided he is going to cook Thanksgiving dinner for 17 people. It will be fun and he enjoys cooking. I miss the days when he would tell me he would mix up cookie dough for me after school. I would come home from work to 3 big bowls of cookie dough in the refrigerator. What a help that was! All those years of teaching the boys to cook and bake paid off! They are good cooks and show me up! Mindy's family will all be there for Thanksgiving and it will fun to spend time with them. Last year we traveled to South Carolina for Thanksgiving. I had cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 35 years so it was nice. I made pies and noodles and helped in the kitchen but change is always good and we enjoyed the trip. I cannot wait for Christmas this year too. Tobias, Andrea and Chase will be home for a few days. Not too sure when we will be moving but it is always good as my boss at Summitville Tiles use to tell me, "Stay light on your feet and have your checkbook ready." I hope you all have a great week and enjoy the holiday season! I finished and listed Noelle the Christmas Panda Bear on eBay yesterday. Noelle the Christmas Panda on eBay
Looks like fall has set in. Sending prayers for the east coast and the people who lived in the path of Hurricane Sandy this past week. How terrible for each and every person who lost loved ones and others who lost every earthly blessing they had. We were lucky in this part of Ohio with high winds and rain. I have been busy packing and keeping busy as usual. I will be taking my latest creation Marry to The Boston Road Collection this weekend. She was fun to make. We are hoping we will be moved into our new house by Christmas but things move slowly it seems. Packing all my Christmas decorations might not have been a wise thing to do but we will enjoy the holidays with friends and family even if we have very few decorations. Enjoy your weekend!
"Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest. It's about those who came and never left your side."