MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERY ONE!!!
Pictures: once again taken by Ashley
The top three are pictures of my house in the snow!
The forth one is me, cleaning snow off the bird feeder.
We celebrated Christmas at my daycare! There was a "snow day" that day (no school). So we got to have a nice long relaxed party. All the families gave me gifts! I feel so spoiled. I received such wonderful things.
Ashley is sick for the second day with a sore throat, achy all over, and a fever. she had to take off from work today. I am feeding her soup, oatmeal, juice, tea, and Echinacea! Please pray for her health.
I actually finished all my Christmas knitting!!!!! I am so happy and relieved. Now I am going to look for a pattern to use the yarn I won!
Something very exciting happened to me last week. I had been talking to a woman on shelfari about our shared love for historical fiction and how we like books about America in the 1800's. she then told me that she had written a book about that time period, she was doing a contest and I should enter. Well after checking her out, I realized she had written several books that are rated very highly on amazon. I did enter her contest and the time came and went. So I thought I had lost. Then one day I got a package, very obviously a book. I thought it was one that I had ordered. When I opened it up I saw it was Erin's book that she had wanted me to read! Hmmm. maybe I did win the contest after all. Then I saw a note that she had written, it said...
You weren't my monthly winner, but I wanted to send you a copy of "Echoes"
anyway because of our shared love of the history.
I hope you enjoy it!
I actually cried when I read this, her kindness just got to me!
Erin, if you are reading this - Thanks again!
I will read the book during Christmas break and I will write a review shortly after.
Here is a link to her website - http://www.erinquinnbooks.com/
Top 5 Christmas traditions that we do here at the Barrows' house
1. Opening my parents' gifts and Glen's parents' gifts Christmas Eve
2. Going to Glen's parents' on Christmas Eve for dinner and gifts
3. Opening stockings before breakfast and gifts after breatfast
4. Stuffed shells or Lasagna for Christmas dinner
5. Having "My family" over for christmas a few days after
What are your family traditions?