Christmas Day 2021
Woke to light snow covering the ground and trees. Snow enough to warm our hearts and delight the children.
Before heading to our daughter’s home, Susan and I took our Rapid Covid tests; both negative. Everyone attending the Christmas dinner took a rapid covid test. Sign of the times.
As soon as we arrived at the party, our granddaughter ran out of her house, a new camera in hand, and exclaimed, “Pops! Santa gave me a camera!” Here she is camera in hand:
Here are a few other photos from the day:
Christmas Eve 2021
A blessing it was to host our traditional Family Christmas Eve Party a few short weeks ago. Last year we were unable to have our traditional Family Christmas Eve Party because of Covid.
Here is our menu:
Here are photos from the party (Click on photo to enlarge.):
Left to right: apple cranberry crisp by Susan; jalapeno corn muffins by Susan; Daryl looking at 2022 calendar of Rocky Mountain National Park photos by me; Julia and Daryl; Kate, Lauren and Owen opening presents; kielbasa; Lauren; Lauren and Owen looking at book of NYC photos by me; Owen and Lauren; Picadillo; sweet and spicy nut and pretzel mix; shrimp cocktail; Susan holding present from Julia and Daryl; new vinyl from Daryl.
A blessing and joy it was to get-together.
Christmas Thumb Cookies
Also called Thumbprint Cookies. I made a batch. Christmas Thumbprint Raspberry Cookies. Recipe from The Tasha Tudor Cookbook.
Here I am putting the raspberry jam, seedless from Stonewall Kitchen, into the indentations, which I made with a small measuring spoon.
I cooked them for about 20 minutes.
Make A Joyful Sound
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 KJV
The Work of Christmas
Susan and I received our first Christmas cards of the season yesterday.
Inside one card was this beautiful message:
The Work of Christmas When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flock, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild the nations, To bring peace among others, To make music in the heart. ~~Howard Thurman