Each of the past 10 (or so) years we have gathered a group of women and have 'adopted' a family for Christmas, through our church. It is always so much fun to get together and chat, despite our busy lives. We always host and have others bring the rest of the meal. This year it was chili - perfect on a cold, rainy day, along with cornbread and salad. Dessert was marvelous mocha caramel bars. Oh my. They we had some "show and tell" of the things we had purchased for the various family members (this year it was mom and dad and 5 children, ages 2 months to 16 years). And then we shared all of last year's wrapping paper with each other and wrapped the gifts.
Marsha played grandmom with Baby Amelia, while mom actually wrapped - so cute
Today we took the gifts to the church for delivery to the family. Just great for everyone involved.
After church today we enjoyed a delicious holiday brunch with some of the folks we go camping with during the summer and an ornament exchange. Aren't these so cute. This is what we came home with. The snowman is wearing the colors of the University of Washington - our hometown favorites! and we love the bicycle.
And then just so I don't get "rusty", I have been making string-pieced blocks as fast as I can. For the Bonnie Hunter mystery I need 60. I think I have made about 25. Phew!