Wow! Welcome to 2021! I think we were all hoping it would go better than it has. What a crazy first few days of the year! Praying for a peaceful transition of power! This should never be an issue in this country. It is just so disheartening and sad what happened! Prayers we can agree to disagree and move on. We are better than this. We are grateful we had 2 of our college girls home for one more week. They start back this week. Prayers for an uneventful, safe and happy semester for them! Mr J is back to school here and so far so good. Ben got his 2nd COVID vaccine shot and I am so grateful! That has been a huge blessing and relief to me as he sees COVID patients almost daily. He had a sore arm and a slight headache and didn't sleep well the night after he got his 2nd shot, but the next day he was feeling totally fine and worked all day. Grateful for that! What a week! So much going on, but still lots to be grateful for! Take a look at our week....
Happy New Year! Hoping for good things from 2021!!
Got a winter storm--ice and then snow and took a fun walk along the trails in this winter wonderland!
These two college girls are enjoying having time to read fiction books for fun over their break!
Per tradition, we made our personal goals first Monday night of the new year. Lots of good plans for everyone!
Enjoyed family game time playing new games we all got for Christmas. Missing our Mr and Mrs A!
Had to document the sad event at our nation's Capitol. So sad. So wrong. Prayers for healing and a peaceful transition of power later this month. We need more love, not hate and division, and we can love each other even if we don't agree on anything! Agree to disagree--we can do that and still be kind.
Miss O still working on her awesome, huge denim blanket. It seriously will cover a queen sized bed easily. So cute! She is getting ready to sew the binding and finish the edges today. Hoping it will fit into a suitcase!!! She really wants to take it back with her!
She got it all done, and these 3 enjoyed using it to keep warm and cozy as they watched silly you tube videos. Sometimes it is nice just to laugh! and especially nice just to be together!
For Christmas I got some fancy cake making tools. One of my goals this year is to make a fancy cake once a month. This was my January cake. It is a chocolate peppermint cake from Cake by Courtney, and it was so yummy! It was definitely not perfect----not sure how they make the sides totally smooth??? but I will practice lots this year and hopefully get better!
This was the inside. The girls helped me and they piped the layers in the middle. So cool! It was our good-bye celebration cake before we took the girls back to the airport to head back to school end of the week. Sure going to miss them, but hoping they have a great and healthy semester!!! Grateful they can attend school in person!
Hope you are all healthy and well and safe! Spread kindness and love wherever you are, and have a great week!