Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Well, things are looking up! I actually did 2 more things I have wanted to do for years...go to a Christmas Eve service and make sugar cookies! First, Mike and I, his sister Terri, and my in-laws Ruth and Ted went to Christmas Eve service at 9:30 pm on, of course, Christmas Eve. We sang Christmas songs, heard the Christmas story and at the end, lit candles to Silent Night. It was magical and happy. Secondly, I made sugar cookies and decorated 5 of them ! :o)
The Christmas tree with the little star garland, pink snowman, orange and brown reindeer, yellow star with multi-color sprinkles and the blue bell with silver jimmies and a white snowflake knocker.
I baked 2 batches.....the first one on Sunday the 19th was gluten-free. They tasted ok, but not exactly how I remembered them so out they went. On Monday the 20th I baked another batch with regular flour, but since I used a mixture of xylitol and unprocessed sugar they were a little on the brown side and a bit soft. I kept them in the frig for 5 or 6 days and brought them with me to my in-laws. On Christmas afternoon, my mother-in-law Ruth and sister-in-law Terri and myself decorated most of them. Now I can say I made sugar cookies after 15 years !
Thank you Ruth and Terri for encouraging me to get them decorated and helping me!
Hope everyone had a lovely and joyful Christmas weekend!
Friday, December 24, 2010
From Unity's Daily Word - December 25th 2010
Christ in me is the hope of glory.
On this Christmas morning, what can I offer the reborn Spirit of Christ within me? I can offer eyes that look for the goodness of God in all people. I can offer hands ready to serve in small and large ways. I can offer feet that will walk in the path of peace and light.
On this Christmas morning, I offer the Christ Spirit within me a mind willing to believe in eternal possibilities. I offer a voice that sings of faith, joy, love and oneness. I offer my cooperation in establishing the kingdom of heaven here on earth.
Celebrating today the birth of Jesus, I find in my heart a new willingness to believe that I can do my part in making Christmas not just one day in the year, but a way of living life.
Know the love of Christ...so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. --- Ephesians 3:19
Saturday, December 18, 2010
GREETINGS FROM DISNEYLAND!
Yes, we are at Disneyland for Thanksgiving!
As I mentioned in my last post, Mike and I came down with my Dad, Stepmom, brother, sister and my 3 nieces and one nephew.(all under the age of 10) Of course the kids are having a ball and we are too. My brother Anthony was able to film our little niece Jasmine (4 years old) while they were riding the little roller coaster in Toontown. I wish there was a way to post it...Her expressions are so cute as she is going over all the hills! Mike and I only made it on a few rides on Wednesday. Pirates, Haunted House, Tom Sawyer's Island, Jungle Cruise, Autopia, Snow White, Pinocchio and Alice in Wonderland. Well, I guess that is more than a few. It was quite crowded and the lines were quite long. The weather was cool yesterday and the nights have been very cold for Southern California. It is suppose to warm up slowly over the next couple of days, but I don't think it will get over 70. Tonight we are having Thanksgiving dinner at the Disneyland Hotel, but not until 8:40 pm.
I am not able to post any pictures now so just loving greetings and many blessings to everyone reading this post.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING !