We had a really nice Christmas and hope you did, as well. Mom and Daddy came over this morning. I made Cheese Danishes for our next-door neighbor and Meg and Dennis. I also made one for us. It was a recipe I got off of Facebook and it was yummy! Andy drove the right-out-of-the-oven danishes to our friends so they could enjoy them for their Christmas breakfasts. After eating our danish and coffee/orange juice, we opened our presents.
Nova, the realtor who helped us with the purchase of our home and also Mom and Daddy with their purchase, invited us for lunch. We had such a good time. It was great meeting her husband and in-laws and seeing her daughters again. Without children at home, it's just way too quiet so being invited out for lunch was very special. It was very thoughtful of her to invite us.
I finally gave up on making the second wreath. Here is the one on the front door. I made it with the boxwood I broke from bushes in Virginia and also used some dried yarrow and red berries. I had to make new ribbons this year as red just does not go with the new house colors. I also brought back magnolia from Virginia that I stuck in the pots on either side of the front door.
I finally got a few Christmas cards in the mail yesterday. That's better than I've done in the past! Sometimes my Christmas cards turn into New Year's Day cards because I don't have time to relax and do them until after Christmas.
The tree is once again full of snowmen. I LOVE them! They make me smile each and every time I look at them. Those silly goofy grins. They're always just so happy.
This is our 5th Christmas in Ohio. Mom and Daddy have been here for each one but this time, they were able to return to their own home to sleep and don't face the drive back to Virginia. The last of their stuff is supposed to come tomorrow from Virginia. This is the truck that was packed on
November 30th. At this point - after 25 days - I'll believe it when I see the truck pull into the driveway. I'll be so glad to be done with this mover and so will Mom and Daddy. We've all had quite enough of him. He hasn't done one single thing when he said he was going to do it. It's been very frustrating - his ever-changing plans, etc. He's made a stressful event a hundred times more so.
Now, I'm going to go downstairs and sit in front of the Christmas tree and knit. I'm going to try very hard not to fall asleep for at least several hours so I can get something accomplished!
Take care everyone and thanks so much for reading!