I do hope that you had a wonderful Christmas holiday season. Our family sure did.
And I have done lots of baking, so much so that I have put some goodies in the freezer to pull out for a later time of enjoyment. AND, I have watched lots of Hallmark!
Our Family sure enjoyed the holidays. Even in the midst of busyness I truly tried to savor the moments of Christmas.
There is nothing like "Family" and the holidays makes things even more special.
We even have Santa come to visit and needless to say the children love it. AND, some of us grownups too! LOL!
We shared together a wonderful Christmas Eve service at our church. It just doesn't get any better than when your children worship together at the same church. Just melts this mama's heart.
I got such a precious necklace with all my grandbabies initials on it including the new grand that will be arriving late Spring this year.
Part of my Christmas from my man this year was a trip to Charleston SC. Needless to say I was excited and I am so thankful for the opportunity to go and visit there. Christmas was everywhere.
It was some kind of cold. We actually missed the snow by about two days. But, still Charleston was lovely. We hope to go back.
We took a tour around the harbor which was beautiful. The tour boat was lovely. Had Christmas decor along with a snack and drink bar. Our tour guides was the best.
We toured Fort Sumter. My husband loves history and he was in his element.
We enjoyed yet another tour with horse and buggy and we discovered the the richness of Charleston as we visited some old churches and antebellum homes.
We even caught Santa slipping in someones home! LOL! He must have forgotten to leave a gift!
Rainbow Row has house after house and each one is a different color.
Downtown Charleston is a happening place. We parked and walked everywhere. And, I mean WALKED! I got my exercise for sure. Great places to eat and shop. The City Market reminded me of the market I went too in Nicaragua except it wasn't nearly as congested and way more organized. Also, there were several places that women would be making baskets and young kids would make roses out of palmetto's which reminded me a lot of what we saw in the Bahama's on the islands.
We went to see the famous Oak tree and all I can say is that my grandson would have a ball in that tree. It was around 65.5 feet tall and 28 feet around and estimated to be over 400 years old.
We had a great time in Charleston. It's city is filled with such rich history. I've never been a history buff like my man but I gained so much knowledge.
So grateful for the opportunity to go and enjoy some after Christmas festivities.
We wish you all dear blogging friends a very happy and blessed New Year. I have praised God for 2017 and for the opportunity to enjoy life. You know, even when things doesn't go exactly as we planned or thought or even hoped for, God is still good as He never leaves His children. No matter what! My word for 2017 was BELIEVE.
It would take me all day to tell you how I have seen the Lord's hand by focusing on that word this past year. For 2018 my WORD is
Happy New Year!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy