Out doing the chores in a pouring rain with mid 60's temps already surely didn't even feel like winter let alone any thoughts of "snow". As I slipped and sloshed through the mud this was the image that was brought to mind for this year's Christmas. A "mudman" !!
We made it back home before lunch just as the skies opened up and the hardest rain of the entire year pounded us as we ran from the honda to the porch with our purchases.
The mud filled waters soon overflowed the creek banks and filled the pastures on both sides of the road.
The rain continued all day leaving another almost 2 1/4 inch of rain in the gauge at evening choretime.
Hubbie and I spent the rainy afternoon cleaning house and cooking for tonight's family dinner.
We cooked a smoked ham, mashed potatoes, baked mac and cheese, green beans, 7-layer salad and biscuits with sweet tea to drink. Re is bringing the sweet potato casserole and broccoli salad, d-in-love is bring her corn casserole and daughter is bringing a pumpkin roll for dessert.
We did chores early and turned the ovens and pressure pot to warm while we went to the annual candle light service at church.
I always enjoy this service with all the candle light and the old familiar carols.
As we headed home the rain was still falling to make for a nasty night. I am thankful that all the family made it to our gathering and fun was had by all, especially these guys !!!
Daughter had bought a gingerbread reindeer for EL to put together and decorate.
Josh was the icing helper as g-son gave instruction !!!!
And she brought some "ninja" bread cookie mix for g-son to make and decorate.
The tree was now completely surrounded with presents and the kids were vibrating with excitement.
I love the "faces of Christmas" !!!!!
I am very appreciative as always for my beautiful gifts, thanks to all the kids for a wonderful Christmas.
And daughter also gave me this hand made wreath, made by the students in a special class at the high school she teaches at, it is made of book pages !!
God Bless, Good Night and Merry Christmas.