This is my one and only Christmas card I made so far, and not only that, the only one that has been given away too...where does the time go?!
Everything is cut up and ready to go, but I haven't been able to sit and get 'em done!
I heat embossed the stamp image using Tinsel Red embossing powder. I used strips of various Christmas themed designer paper scraps ... my scrap box is finally cleaned! I cheated a bit and used a Christmas tree cut out as a finishing touch! The stamp is from the set of SU! Holiday Best.
Last Friday afternoon I hosted our first Ladies 9-Hole es Golf League Christmas cookie exchange party at my place. There were a total of 9 ladies who actually signed up to bake cookies for the exchange (including me). For those ladies that are not bakers or didn't need to bake, were more than welcome to come and join the fun! We ended up with a total of 13 fun loving and cheery ladies!
I had no time to take pictures of the decorated dinner table and food 😞
Jack and Daphne were able to come and join us after we sat down for coffee in the family room. Jack is such a loving baby and was so happy to meet everyone. Daphne ... not so much. She was happy to be in mommy's arms the whole time.
Or just a reminder that daily life no matter how well planned, organized, orderly and long To Do Lists...it can all change in a heartbeat!
That's exactly what happened this past Saturday.
Hubbie ended up in the emergency room. He had not been feeling well...and being my "typical man", of course finally made an appointment to see his doctor for this coming week...but his health didn't want to wait that long! I hope this was a lesson learned for his sake.
Well after long hours at the ER and lots of tests, it turns out that he had extremely high blood pressure and other issues. Short Story: now Hubbie is following up with a cardiologist and several tests!!!
I'm praying that all goes well and he'll be fine!
Talking about planning and trying to be organized, on Saturday I was all set to go to a Ladies Christmas Exchange Party. I was to bring a dish to share and a handmade gift. Handmade gift and dish prepared a day ahead. All I had to do early on Saturday morning was to pop my scalloped potatoes in the oven to bake, get ready and load gift in the car and be on my merry way...ha!!!!
My handmade exchange gift is now mine, and we have a huge baking pan of scalloped potatoes to eat and share for the rest of the week! Well...it may not be a good idea to eat the potatoes...
Last Sunday afternoon I attended our Church's yearly Christmas Cantata and it was absolutely wonderful!!!
This was the first time for me attending this program, and I'm so happy to have experienced it.
We are so lucky to have a great music director!
After the program, my CDA group hosted a reception for all attending guests to meet and greet our participating choir, director, soprano and musicians in the church's hall.
So many caring and generous church members provided delicious cookies for all to enjoy.
This beautiful cookie platter of delicious citrus cookies, date nut log slices and strawberry marzipan were the shining star of all cookies!!! Just about every one requested to know who was the wonderful baker of these delicious sweets.
As of now, we still don't know who the "star baker" is; but is our mission to find out!
It was a very pleasant and wonderful afternoon for all of us to share in this Christmas event.
Every Christmas is a must for us to have Poinsettias in our home. Dutiful Hubbie came home with 4 this year. He picked really pretty ones this year!!!
Picture: Church had picture day for all members. Hubbie and I are not big on having our picture taken, but we went ahead and did it. I'm happy we did. I think our picture came out really good! The last professional photograph was taken 8-10 years ago! This picture of us will be added to our church's directory coming out in the new year.
I'm so glad that you came to visit!! DH and I have been married for 28 years. Hubby and I are now retired and enjoying life. We winter in Sun City, AZ, & spend summers in Golden Valley, MN. This blog will chronicle our adventures (& misadventures) as a retired couple. We have 2 spoiled and devilish KittyKats, & Jack - the most adorable perfect Chihuahua ever, & our new addition Daphne Moone - the sweetest Chi!!!!