Christmas was very quiet compared to our usual chaotic melee. I had planned to go to visit my sister, but I couldn't make that work.
I have a special story to tell. Filling stockings is my favorite part of gift giving. My sister and I have filled each others stockings for several years. As usual, I had gathered goodies to fill my kids stockings. I pick little things up over months ahead f time because it can add up. I had forgotten to get the stockings out so I sent my oldest daughter to dig them out. She asked if she should get all 4, which would have included my stocking. I replied that I just needed 3 for her, her sister and brother because I didn't need to fill my own stocking. Santa filled the stockings and went to bed.
I was surprised in the morning when we got up and found that my stocking had been filled. My two daughters had gone out Christmas Eve and used some of their Christmas money to fill my stocking! There were all kinds of goodies in my stocking.
Junior Mints (my favorite), Carmex Lotion (smells heavenly), Hershey's Cookies and Cream, fluffy soft socks, A Christmas Story DVD (one of my favorites), The Big Bang Theory Season 4, AND a coupon for a foot rub!
Best of my darling angel girls (18 and 16) wrote me letters about how much they appreciate all I do for them. WOW! I won't post them here, but I tell you I cried. Good tears. They are such a blessing to me and then know me SO well.
My oldest daughter made me one of her personally decorated journals. I love it.
Here is a close up:
The back is equally charming. Isn't she talented?
Our candle lit dinner.
It's amazing how nice things look in the dark.
I want to wish you all Happy New Year! I pray for God's Blessing on each and every one of you this New Year!