Sweet daughter, Mary, delivered Christmas cookies to me. Most of them were gifts for friends..but some were for us..and with them came the smell of cinnimon and spices.
Beautiful big gingerbread men on that silver platter on the dining room table..but it's enough to make the house smell wonderful.
When they first arrived...within the hour I had eaten two of them with my coffee. And they are at least six inches tall. *sigh*
Christmas is all over, but the smells of Christmas linger and I love it. Only three of these left..and I admit to looking longingly at them every time I pass by. The aroma of cinnimon lingers...
If I look a bit frazzled in the above photo, I was! Hot coffee and Memosa's were ready and waiting when we arrived at daughter Mary's home (on the left) and food preparations were underway. Later we were off to dinner at Erin's home..What a day!
My wonderful son in law pitched in to help..fried bacon, sliced ham...all sorts of things, bless his heart.
My daughter is lucky to have him..we all are!
We had brunch at Mary's and dinner at Erin's. I could have rolled home WITHOUT the car!
Our little punkin, Emily, was just not up to par for Christmas. She had a cold and a bit of a cough...and was probably a bit exhuasted by all the celebrating by the time she got to Auntie Mary's home....still she managed to wish everyone she met a "Merry Christmas" in that baby voice of hers. When she said "Merry Christmas, Grandma Mona..." well...I wanted to grab her and squeeze her...but...I just gave her a tiny love hug. Another *sigh*
~Son, Grandson and Greatgrandson~
And then there was little Kyle with his comic smile and delightful ways. He spent most of his time searching for petals on roses to save in a plastic baggy. When told he could take the entire flower he said "I don't want the flower to die." and...I sighed again!
Be still my heart.
I am so blessed.
Lots of family, just the two little ones..and I didn't get a family photo...not this year. Perhaps next year.
I hope and pray for that!
And on to New Years!
Love and hugs to you.