This year has flown by so fast, I can’t believe Christmas is this weekend!
In our house we spend Christmas Eve preparing for the arrival of Santa, and part of that tradition is leaving out cookies and egg nog. If you’re preparing for Santa’s visit or you’re just looking for some yummy Christmas treats, Northpole.com has some great recipes!
In keeping with the holiday spirit, let’s check out today’s Tasty Tuesday!
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I know you don’t want to hear the C word, but I have to drop it in this entry.
Every year at this time I say “next year I’m going to start early” then the next year comes and I don’t. I can’t be the only one, right? This year I was a little ahead, but not by much. Typically I ask the kids to write out things they’d like for Christmas and then star or highlight their top few picks so that I know the one or two things they really want. I thought I’d share some of the top things with you guys in case you’re stuck on what to get the kids in your life.
What They Want For Christmas
Like I said last week, things have been hard lately. Finding the things to be thankful for in those moments can be trying, but then I realize that I have a great support system. This week I’m especially thankful for Hubby. He is my rock during these times.
Today we stop, to remember the people who fight for our country, the people who keep our nation free, for the soldiers still fighting and for those that will never make it home.
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men”. – Minot J. Savage
Today has been hard.
It’s been 7 years since I joined the club. The one no one wants to join even though we all know it’s inevitable. I just hadn’t been prepared to join it as early as I did. Having me young meant I should have had years before losing my mom. Before becoming part of the motherless daughter club. Instead she left this world shortly after I had my first daughter. Yes, I’m grateful she got to know my boys, but now I’m also raising two girls without the guidance off a mother. I wish she had gotten to see the kids growing up. She’d love the different personalities they have.
As hard as today is I still have something to be thankful for. Today, I’m thankful for the time I had with her. For the memories I have. For those close to me who listened to me go on and on about my mom today, for those who kept me in their thoughts and sent me positive energy/prayers. For those who helped me get to her funeral when I never thought I’d make it.