Wow, this month sure is speeding by! It's hard to believe that in a little over two weeks, Christmas will be here.
December is usually a very busy month for us as it is for many, and this past weekend was no exception. On Saturday we took our anual trip to Hersheypark to ring in the holiday season. It is a magical place there and the magic really comes alive during the holidays. We started the day with breakfast with Santa. Prior to Santa's arrival at the restaurant, some of the Hershey characters (Reese, Hersheybar, etc.) come in and wave hi to the kids and have their pictures taken. Then the big guy arrives as Mr. Musicman leads everyone in song. Mrs. Clause is there too and all happily pose for pictures with the children and adults. Bella was enchanted!
After breakfast, we went into the park where Bella rode some rides, we saw the Musicbox Theatre Christmas show, enjoyed the lights and even saw some reindeer. By the time we left the park at 7:30 we were all pretty tired. It had started to rain by then so it was a good time to make our exit.
Sunday I had my little helper with me and we baked. Bella had asked me if I would help her make brownie treats for Miss Holly (their friend) as it was her birthday. I couldn't pass up that request! Not only did we make the brownie treats, but when we finished those we baked a cake for Shawn's birthday, which is Tuesday. I will have to ice it this evening, but it is baked!
Later in the day I attacked our 4th bedroom. You see, since I began Christmas shopping I have been using that room as a closet. It was a mess! I took all the gifts out of there that were for Shawn, Michelle, Esther and Tim and sorted them, boxed them up if needed and got ready to wrap. Just getting them all out of the bags made a big difference! While I love to wrap, it is truly a labor of love for me because it kills my back to wrap. But I am making headway. I am hoping to do a little each night this week that I can and hopefully finish anything I have left on the weekend. (That is my intention anyway!)
Otherwise, the house is looking quite festive as all of our decorations are up!
I am a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, friend, and a woman of Faith. Trying to make my way through this crazy life! I love scrapbooking, crafting, photography and reading. I am also learning to live with an adult onset form of Muscular Dystrophy.