. . . Actually more like hundreds of balls :) . It was a sweet, old-fashioned Christmas, with cups of mulled cider, homemade cookies and kolaches (from an old family recipe), lots of singing,
Dressing up to go to church,
And even a little snow thrown in for good measure!
The older girls gave us their annual performance of dances from The Nutcracker,
And Frankie and Evangeline dreamed up some summer-time camping adventures in their new ladybug tent!
Grandma Graham made matching nightgowns (or pajamas) and pillow cases for everyone in the family (That's a whole lot of sewing!),
The weather has been cloudy and cold lately, so when the sun came out today, we did some exploring just up the street from us. . .
. . .and found a little stream flowing under the ice!
How wonderful to have a little bit of nature to escape to, and to look forward to lots of frog, lizard, toad, snake, and turtle-hunting come spring!
May the Lord bless and keep you this week, and may you have fully recovered from Christmas by the week's end! :)