Christmas is less than 2 weeks away and I'm in the rush mode...rush to finish up the last of the shopping, baking, and general Christmas doodads. We'll be heading out Chicago to see the family this weekend and have our annual gathering. The weather was forecast to be rather ugly but then today it seems to have changed and I just hope it will be good traveling. This past weekend we did get snow and colder temps but not as much as was anticipated. The Church had it's annual Christmas social on Saturday and the theme was "The Grinch".
I wondered how they would put a spiritual spin on this tale. They redid the story a bit and it turned out very cute. Even the Nativity fit in at the end!
Nice job guys! Sunday rolled around and Phil and girls were coming over to decorate cookies. Jack even made it back from his seminars in Columbus in time to enjoy lunch with us. Then Jackie and Evelyn came by with an announcement....they got engaged! Welcome to the family Evelyn! (Are you sure you want to be in this crazy group?)
While us gals were slathering frosting on cookies the guys were having fun in the kitchen. It was great to hear them laughing and telling stories. I had made ribs for lunch and soon Jordan was over to grab a bite to eat too....somehow there was plenty to go around. No one leaves our house hungry!
Good job girls!
Frosting made it on the cookies and even on the kids when a little frosting war was had near the end. Reminded me of something....oh yes, my boys when they were little.
That's Jordan reaching for something and Jackie is in front eating the goods! Some things never change and cookie making at Christmas is one of the traditions that I enjoy doing with the kiddos. Even though it's "Rush Time" around the Pines, I'm glad we took some time this weekend to enjoy the company of family.
Congrats Jack and Evelyn on this new step in your life with each other...blending of two families...twice the love and joy.
Addy's finished cookies...nice job!
Lexi is proud of hers too....You guys make good helpers! Now back to the "RUSH"!
Welcome to the Pines! I'm a wife of many, many years with my Chiropractor hubbie, the Mom to 4 all grown up boys/now men...and Grandmother to 9 super Grandkiddos. I work in surgery and my simple adventures are here for your amusement..can you take it?