Sunday, 15 December 2013

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

No noHello Everyone,

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow and that's what it did all weekend! So much for Christmas shopping!
Snowball cookies and chocolate crinkle  cookies

No worries...Do you smell what I smell?

Homemade cookies! I took advantage of being snowed in and decided to start my Christmas baking. Thank you Pinterest for the many delicious recipes...snowball cookies, thumbprint cookies, crinkle cookies...

I decided to give cookies this year as Christmas presents. It's the thought that counts, right? Homemade cookies from someone are more appreciated than a cheesy gift.

398, 399, 400! Give or take a few cookies, and let's not count the ones my family gobbled up when I wasn't looking!

Looking outside as far as the eye could see was a magical winter wonderland and inside the house was filled with Christmas cheer and the smell of homemade cookies!

Could life be any sweeter?

I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Turn on the Christmas music and spread some Christmas cheer, bake yourself happy, and look forward to 2014...

Laugh more, complain less, look at your glass as half full...

You are blessed, you are loved...

Cheers and God Bless,


Monday, 9 December 2013

Framily Moments To Treasure Forever!

Hello everyone,
I apologize for the late post...under the weather! This weekend was a nonstop party fest with friends and family...Framily! I was having this conversation with my boys about spending time with family and friends and one of my sons said, "Our friends are like our family, because we love them like our family!" I told him that he was an old soul. He was confused and I explained to him that he has the wisdom like someone who has a lifetime of experience and lessons to teach, but only in a kid's body.

Sometimes I wonder who is the adult and who is the kid!

I'm not sure what happens over the holiday season, but sometimes it feels magical, like anything is possible. This is the time of the year when faith is renewed and we adults have the chance to experience this special magic through our kids' eyes. This pure innocence from our children reminds us of our childhood Christmases. This weekend reminded me of my childhood and the special moments I spent with my cousins and family friends. Even though we are all grownup now and lead our own lives, it's nice to reconnect with loved ones. There's something to be said about strong family bonds. Time may pass, but the closeness and bond never disappears. It's almost like "you pick up right where you left off."
But what happens if you never had anywhere to pick up from? If the bond is strong enough, then you start from the beginning and make enough memories and eventually you will have enough moments when  it feels like you pick up "right where you left off." This Christmas for me is one of renewed faith, forgiveness, and framily moments!
The countdown has begun...baking nonstop until Christmas, buying presents for friends and family, sharing special moments with loved ones...

What is your Christmas wish? My son's is to keep only the Christmas lights on the tree and mantle, light the Christmas candles, make hot cocoa with marshmallows, and snuggle on the couch while watching a cheesy Christmas movie!
I'm there! Where are you?
Go make Framily moments with the ones you hold closest to your heart!
God Bless,

Sunday, 1 December 2013

My Mommy, My Hero!

Hello, everyone!

This week's post is dedicated to the most amazing, dedicated, loving individual I mommy!

It's funny how I didn't realize until last week that my sister and I refer to our parents as mommy and daddy! Seems kinda juvenile, doesn't it?

Not to me! Who are we to judge other people? When were we given the god forsaken right to pass judgement on someone we thought was less than perfect.

"Let him who is without sin cast the first stone!" Jesus Christ

My mommy is probably the only person I know who if given a stone, would be able to cast it first, but she would never do it. Do you know why? Because it isn't in her nature to judge other people.

I never realized this until recently when our family's life changed forever, especially for my mom! The news was shocking and unexpected. What was more unexpected was my mom's reaction. There wasn't anger and resentment, but only unconditional love. The unconditional love that only comes from a mother.

My mom always puts her needs behind everyone else's needs. She never asks for anything, she always does her best to keep everyone happy. Does she get taken for granted sometimes? Yes, and I am guilty.

I want to tell my mom how much she means to me, how much I love her, and appreciate everything she does for me and my family.

I just love this!Mom, you are the strongest and most forgiving person I know. I hope that one day I can follow in your footsteps and be the person you are.

When I grow up, I want to be just like you, mommy!

You are loved, you are blessed, you are an angel from above...

My mommy, my hero!

I love you,