Monday, December 28, 2015

Attepmting to Crochet

While at my parents Christmas Day I decided to try crocheting again. My mom taught me and my 2 younger sisters a simple stitch when we were little, but I never continued it. Every several years I pick up some yarn again and see if I can still do that simple stitch. Las time I tried my mom looked at it and said "Well, I am not sure what you are doing, but it looks good."

So here I am giving it another go!

Late last night even attempted my very first granny square:

 It's so much fun!!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
What a lovely few days I have had with family.
We didn't get the kids any gifts this year, but boy were they still blessed.
Blessed with lots of love and togetherness. They are the type of children who treasure love and time together. They find value in these things and that is their gift to me.
Me, Eric and our 6 Reasons...spent Christmas with my parents.
Again, no material gifts were given or exchanged, but those moments were gifted to us. Gifted by our Heavenly Father. The love my parents share was their gift to me. I remember being pregnant with Hannah and reading on the wall of the baby doctor's office..."The best gift a father can give his children is to love their mother".  This is truth and is a gift that keeps on giving. A gift I can appreciate and cherish even at 42.
We had a blast though...we talked, laughed, made sugar cookies, cooked together, watched Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors" movie, crocheted, laughed some more...all those simple good good things that make love GRAND!

I pray over my community, over my country and over this world.  I pray over each of you and your families and ask God for His hand to be upon us! I hope that each of you keep your focus on our King and that you trust and praise Him for everything!

All my Love - Lori