A good verse for this new year:
"Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:19
First of all, thank you to everyone who took time to write and leave a comment on the last post letting us know you were out there and telling us where you're reading from. That was encouraging to find out we have blog readers we didn't even know about!
Now that you've been brave enough to comment, don't be a stranger! Stop in again and drop a line on the blog. Please be patient with me...I always respond back personally to comments, and I'll be writing to each of you now that the holidays are officially over and our guests have gone back to their homes.
We hope you all had some very enjoyable holidays! We certainly did and are so thankful for our family!
Our special guests for Christmas: Newlyweds Sarah and Eric arrived late on Christmas Day and spent the weekend with us! It was so fun to see them again. It's hard to believe they've been married 7 weeks already!
Surprise special guests: Almost as soon as Sarah and Eric arrived, the doorbell rang again. We were preparing food in the kitchen, chatting, and welcoming them home and wondered who in the world would be at our door on Christmas Day!
Jonathan went to find out what the ding-donging was all about, and who was standing there but our oldest son, Micah, and grandson, Ethan! They had driven all day to be here as a surprise! Ooh, boy! It was wonderful!! But it was such a surprise, no one had a camera ready!
I don't think Christmas could have been any more special than to have everyone home together!
What about at your house? Did you have some special guests come visit you?
What was your Christmas menu?
Someone asked us recently if we served ham or turkey for Christmas dinner. Neither. We always serve a chicken dish. Our Christmas Eve meal was San Francisco Chicken, and our Christmas Day meal was Spicy Chicken over Noodles.
Here are Jonathan and Micah going through the Saturday night meatball hoagie food line: Here I am below with Sarah...I miss her terribly around here, so it was extra special to have her home. She just wouldn't consent to staying though!:It was fun having this little baseball player in my kitchen, even if only for a day:We have an extra celebration around here, too, this time of year...Tom celebrated his birthday this week, complete with his requested grilled pizza (the weather cooperated, and it wasn't too chilly) and ice cream cake. Happy Birthday, good and faithful Dad!: I hope this helped catch you up a bit on Christmas happenings around here. I have more to blog about next week, but I wanted to get this post up on the first day of 2016!
Happy New Year to you all!