Saturday, December 24, 2011


It's Christmas Eve Day. Grandpa took the girls for an adventure, so I could have some alone time today. He is a blessing to them and to me. Kristen has to work all day at Hobby Lobby - I'm not happy with HL today, staying open until 5:30 so that she can't get to church at 5:00. I may write somebody about that - a Christian company staying open too late for their employees to get to Christmas Eve service.

The gifts are wrapped, stacked, and sorted under the tree by Miss Hayley, the organizer. All I have to make today is scalloped potatoes for dinner tonight at Dwight's sister's house. We're having a simple early evening cold buffet tomorrow night, since we're celebrating Jesus' birth on Sunday. I have to figure out a dessert to make (or buy) today.

Anthony will be with us tomorrow - he is so excited to see his sisters. It has been a year since he has. He is coming to church with us tomorrow - I know many still think of him and pray for him. Our prayer has always been that the seeds planted in his young years in our church and home will come to fruition. I have faith this will happen.

We are missing Kevin and Angie today. But I am excited that they are spending their first Christmas alone together in their 10 years of marriage. They will spend tomorrow with the guys at the Teen Challenge house, after church tomorrow and a midnight Christmas Eve service tonight - they have found a church they really like and are becoming involved. That, as a dear no-longer-blogging friend would say, is a blessing indeed!

I posted this picture on Facebook today with my greeting. I decided to post it here as well. I believe I was 9 years old - Hayley's age. I was so proud of this quilted fabric circle skirt.

Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the best year ever to come!


nancygrayce said...

Merry Christmas to you all!

Forty Pound Sack said...

Merry Christmas, Dawn, and a blessed New Year from our home to yours ~

Needled Mom said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Dawn.

NanaNor's said...

From our home to yours, Merry Christmas Dawn. I loved seeing you with your grands; may your Christmas be one of joy, love and family.

Amy said...

Merry Christmas Dawn!

Brenda said...

I see a resemblance of you in your granddaughters from that picture. Hope you CHRISTmas was wonderful.

Ms. Kathleen said...

I am also surprised at Hobby Lobby! Oh well... a letter is good.

You have been busy and it sounds like a wonderful Christmas with family.

God Bless and Merry Christmas!

Gigi said...

I thought that WAS Hayley in the photo at first!! WOW - the resemblance is remarkable!

I hope you all enjoyed a most blessed Christmas!

Sammy said...

You should write that letter to Hobby Lobby! I'm so sorry she had to miss the Christmas Eve service.

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!