Well, another Christmas has come and gone and I can confidently say that we did our best to make some happy and lasting memories. Everyone had a fine time. We missed our little love, Lily, curled up under the tree though. It was quite sad to not see her there. Or napping in the wrapping. As she loved to do. And, I didn't mention this before but Marshy, our dear little hampster pal died two months ago of "old age", which is not very long in people years. What's funny is, last Christmas, when both pets were still with us, the Mister and I went to a vintage mall in the next town to poke around and we found these two adorable ornaments. Both handmade, and old. I immediately thought of Lily, when I saw the white kitty on a cloud. On closer inspection, I realized she was made out of a painted walnut and a chestnut! We brought them home, wrapped them up and gave them to the girls to remember their pets by. Little did we know then that they would lose both pets this year, and how special these little ornaments would become. To all of us.
There was also baking!
All this and more...
. . .went into decorated cookie boxes tied up with peppermint bows for special friends and family.
These are some of the candies the girls made for their dad. They counted 96 candies when all was said and done. Enough to last 'til his birthday in April. But I wouldn't count on it. They are really GOOD!
There was a lot of crafting and paper rustling going on behind closed doors these past weeks. These two colorful gifts were for my granddaughters from their Aunties. Grace knitted sweet little hats for both her neices; Ginger made the cute flower hair clips. Not only are they wearable, but make pretty package toppers too.
Time out for cookies and coffee.
That's it in a nutshell for another year!