The ice dumped in the early part of December hung around for over a week. The pond on our property had a thin sheet of ice for a few days. Fortunately, the weather warmed up a bit and we welcomed all three of our children home for Christmas! I must admit that I am still trying to get use to not having my kids here at home. I miss them!! However, I am thrilled that they have grown to be sensible, caring and hard-working young adults that are making their way in the world. I realize that my prayers to have my children grow into the very adults God intended them to be is happening. I could not ask for anything more!
Christmas Eve is particularly busy in our home. Our youngest son was born on December 24th 1990 and we have always made an extra effort to celebrate his birthday without combining it with the wonder of Christmas. I made the requested birthday dinner of beef stroganoff, and baked double chocolate cupcakes (from scratch) topped with freshly mixed butter-cream (blue) frosting. Dinner was served around 5:00 and cupcakes and ice-cream were devoured when we got home from a candle-light service at the local Methodist Church. Oh, and did I mention new chicks? Leave it to my man-child husband to drag birthday-boy-Seth and daughter-Jana to the local feed store to purchase 9 baby chicks. He had been watching the chicks for a few weeks. Clearly, the presence of his ‘children’ pushed him into commitment. The chicks are cute, and doing well. Chicken updates to follow!
(belated) Merry Christmas Everyone! *peep-peep*