Christmas came early for us this year. Our son and daughter-in-law came in from Wisconsin so we had our family Christmases a week early this year. This was our first year with baby Eliza and what a joy it was to watch her experience ribbons and wrapping paper and shiny lights. This year was our turn to host the extended family Christmas dinner too, so Eliza was totally overwhelmed with all the new faces and voices. There were 15 of us at our table this year and two more joined us via Face Time during our meal. Overall, our new grand daughter did very well considering these types of crowds could make almost anyone anxious.
In honor of our new grand baby, I wanted to add some whimsy to our Christmas table this year. A trip to Pier 1 did the trick for inspiration and fun pieces to add to my collections.
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These cool looking ball ornaments were the perfect color I was after as well as the little deer votive holders....both from Pier 1
I realized when putting my Easter tablescape together, how uplifting the spring colors were to my soul!
Even though I love the intense colors of the Valentines Day spread and a few more other tables I have yet to share with you, the light colors I chose for our Easter scape were happy colors!
We had no Easter Egg hunt at our house this year (although it wasn't that long ago that we still did that), we had no melting chocolate bunnies on little faces (yet), and this year we had no extended family around our table.
But what we did have was a peaceful day to reflect on what the Lord did for us. Easter day is set aside so that we can recognize and honor that Christ did what He said He would do. He laid down His life to pay for our crimes against God, conquered death and rose again so that all who believe in Him has His promise of eternal life with Him and God our Father!
I praise God that He loved us so much to do this for us.
I also praise Him that He instills in each of u…
‘Twas the night of Thanksgiving and all through the house
There are leftovers, and crumbs, and “Oh! …Is that a mouse?”
The food and clean dishes were put away with such care
Hopes that the kitchen remains clean, is now my current
At the end of a long day, my honey and I went to bed
With visions of stuffing, and pies, potatoes and bread…
Remembering “Grandpapa and Nana” spoken sweetly from our
Thoughts of our babies remind me that gifts need to be wrapped.
Still thinking sweetly today of last night’s sweet chatter,
It’s off to make lunch, geesh; I’m already getting fatter!
I remembered my healthy option that I hid in my cache
I threw open the fridge, but could not find my stash.
I stood there a moment, completely aloof
Then I had a thought that could raise the roof!
Instead of eating leftovers that could cause a heart attack
Why don’t I make a smoothie, and then hit the NordicTrack!
So I made a blended mix that had spinach and cherry,
Then added some protein, and why not…