Although it continued to snow, my husband was confident that the roads were clear enough for us to make it to Midnight Mass last night. The whole ambiance of the church was moving. We listened to some wondrous traditional hymns played by a small ensemble and sung by our own church choir. Add in the readings, and the traditions of Midnight Mass and there is something very stirring about starting Christmas by remembering and celebrating the birth of a baby sent to save the world. Hopefully many of us will remember that special feeling and practice the message all year long.
When we got home, Dad was all keyed up, so he and Kevin played 9 holes of golf on the Wii. Then we were off for a long winter's sleep. Slept so sounding that we did not hear any prancing and pawing of hoofs or the jingle of any sleigh bells. How wonderful to be able to spend Christmas with people that I love. Prayed that the rest of the family and our friends have a great time with those that they love as well.
Snow is deeper and getting even more so, but it is ever so gorgeous, especially since we have no where to travel today. After a large breakfast of eggs, smokies, and cinnamon rolls, we cleaned up, put the roast in the crockpot, and had a couple of photo ops in front of the tree. Then we all sat back and opened our gifts.
I hope that everyone received at least one gift that surprised and delighted them. Since I am giving up buying fabric for a year, I was delighted to receive not one but 2 gift cards for fabric (which means someone else is buying) and a beautiful blue fabric bundle that I have been eying at work for several months. There is definitely a quilt in all of this!!!
To all that follow my blog~~~~~ Merry Christmas and blessings for the new year!
After being away for 31 years, we are finally home again. We are South Dakotans through and through, so this is were we want to spend our "retirement" years. My husband and I are getting ready to open a custom woodworking business with me being the paper pusher and the woodworker's apprentice. Along with that I am going to continue quilting and also work as a substitute teacher. Life is good!