My Dad went home from the hospital on Christmas Eve...Praise God for that!
My Mother had us over on Christmas Eve for dinner and for her grandkids to trim her tree! That was fun!
We had our traditional (4th annual) Christmas morning breakfast here at home. That was delicious:
Cheese grits (a southern thing)
Pumpkin Spice and Vanilla Pancakes
Toast with Jelly
I think that was it! It was so much fun to have family and friends over after the kids had open their gifts.
My Dad's side of the family had their Christmas gathering on the Sunday after Christmas where the girls got the chance to feed a sty of pigs! I didn't get any pictures of that but we definitely have the stories and memories! They LOVE going to the "family home" for that side of the family because it is seriously in the "country". My grandfather bought land nearly his whole adult life in that part of the GA and they enjoy the freedom to run and climb trees and feed pigs and climb on tractor equipment...the whole nine! It's always a great time.
And lastly, we had some dear friends over last night for dinner. So we got the chance to celebrate New Year's with great people!
God has truly been good to our family, blessing us with great family, wonderful friends, the opportunity to home school (which I most certainly consider a blessing), a growing, thriving business, a pretty awesome marriage and I think most of all, His mercy. That "stuff" that sees us through this life even when we don't get it all right. God's grace, His mercy and His love is there to catch us, lift us up, keep us afloat, mend any brokeness, to heal us, to set us free, to remind us that it's gonna be alright...yeah, I think that's the biggest of the blessings...His mercy.
Thank you so much for reading and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.Numbers 6:24-26