I had the opportunity to re-do the Christmas tree in the children's hall at our church. We went with the turquoise and red theme (with a lil' Dr. Seuss funk). I can't wait to show you pictures ... but first I have to remember to take my camera to church!
Anywhoo, I also bought the JOY ornament in lime green and this year I added it to my mantle. Here's a lil' sneak peek of my kid-fun-candy-happy mantle.
It's been a week of highs and lows around here. It was my birthday week and while I was able to spend time with various friends leading up to the day, it definitely was a
lonely quiet day. My mom asked what I had planned for the day and I said, "not a single thing." She took pity on me and made my favorite breakfast dish before dashing off to her busy day. We took the kids to Kanki Japanese Steakhouse for dinner because the kids still qualify for the cheaper kids meals and I had a free dinner it was a fun place for the kids. My sweet man stopped by the Cheesecake Factory and after the rest of the family went to bed, I enjoyed a piece of Lemon Raspberry by the fire. Yes, it was definitely a day that matched this season of my life: quiet and reflective.
My husband's grandfather passed away early this morning. It's been a long road for that sweet man. While we are sad to say goodbye, we know that he is no longer in pain and probably enjoying a piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken, something he craved for the last couple of years of his life, but couldn't swallow. I'm sure there's some KFC in heaven just for him. ;)
Today (as of a few minutes ago) marks the beginning of our Christmas break from school. (Cue the angels singing) I have a boatload of ideas I want to try with the kids that I have earmarked on Pinterest. I'm also in the crafty mood for some things for myself. I'm not a big crafter, but sometimes I just get the itch. Do you?
If you like the JOY ornament, the Walmarts in NC have them again this year in several colors, so go make that $2 investment. May it bring you Comfort and Joy!