Merry Christmas to All!

I will admit that this Christmas season has been tough for us. I don’t know if it is the state of the US government, the place we are in our lives, or just life in general but we struggled this year with the Christmas spirit. Normally my house is decorated by November 15th and I…

Memories at Christmastime

I received a very special gift this week. It doesn’t look like much but brought me to tears. My aunt sent each of our family members a small Christmas tree ornament filled with small pine cones and branch clippings from the pine tree planted at my grandparent’s grave. I was 10 when my grandmother died…

Peppermint Bark

Merry Christmas!  Are we supposed to eat real food on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?  I know in our house it is pretty much everything that I don’t make or have in the house the rest of the year suddenly has to be eaten over these two days.  Candy, fat and sugar are the foods…