I was out Christmas shopping, and I stopped at one of my favorite shops. After browsing around, I went up to the cashier to purchase my item, and when she was finished ringing me up, she said, "Happy Holidays." I said to her, "does your work not allow you to say Merry Christmas?" And with a smile, she said, "maybe." I thought it was so sad.
A few pictures around my town.
I bought lots of goodies at Trader Joe's. The marzipan cake is so Yummy. I think one either loves marzipan or doesn't. How about you?
Loved this Starbuck's tree
~Danelle and Jessica, I took a ceramics class many years ago when I was a young mom. I made this plate, and I have kept it all these years. Your lives can be so hectic running around and raising children, but I wanted to remind you to take time for yourself. Take a class, take a long hike, take a road trip, just do something for you. It's so important, and you will be better moms for it.
There is a trail right by my house that is so lovely this time of year.
My mother-in-law played the accordion. When I saw this angel, I just had to get it. She passed away recently - it's not a sad thing. She was in her 90's. Perhaps she wanted to say Merry Christmas? The angel has a sweet face, and I knew she had to come home with me. ; )
This is the tallest Christmas tree I've seen!
A Christmas lunch with my son.
Jess' Christmas tree.
Francesca reading an old book.
Mia helping decorate the tree.
Nel made sugar cookies and Mia helped (and by 'help' I mean take the balls off the baking dish and squish them in her little hands, haha).
And so, with a joyful heart, your blog friend right here, right now, with no hesitation, says