I hope all of you had a joyous Christmas celebration full of family, tasty food and good memories.
J and I spent the evening of Christmas Eve at J’s Sister’s house. She kept things simple with a meat and cheese tray, crackers and dips, French Onion Soup, Oyster Soup and sweet treats. I made a new dip and everyone seemed to like it!
We also had our gift exchange. I think us adults enjoyed the excitement that a four-year old and twenty-one month old bring to the season more than anything else.
J and I spent the night with his folks in Motorcycle City. Christmas morning J and his Dad got up early to drive back to the ranch to do chores. I spent the morning in the kitchen with J’s Mom preparing dinner for our extended family. We had a lot of fun cooking and chatting. We ate our family’s traditional holiday foods, played cards and enjoyed the day.
J and I had a long drive back to the ranch Christmas evening. We left Motorcycle city around 5:00 pm, by that time it had been snowing for a while. We didn’t think it looked too serious and we were well aware of the weather report. The highway home was pretty sketchy, until we hit gravel. Lucky for J after the road conditions improved, I got car sick. This is normal for me and not much fun.
Saturday we woke up to 4-5″ of the white stuff and cold temperatures. We are lucky there was no wind or the light powdery snow would have made a big mess. We like to see a little snow to cover the brown prairie this time of year.
The picture above in the TLC group of cattle. They were not shy about letting us know they were ready for hay.
Not only is Rosie a good helper, she likes games too! She enjoys attempting to catch the snow while I shovel the sidewalks and in front of the garage. It’s when she heels me that I get frustrated. Her teeth are sharp and she usually wants to “play” when I have an arm full of eggs.
My friend Jodene at White Owl Wings is hosting an on-line art class in January. It’s called “One Day.” I’m signed up for her class and I got my art supplies gathered. I am really excited to dig deeper into my authentic self through art. I tend to be on the more serious and organized side and need to exercise my creativity.
If you are curious or interested in an on-line art class check out Jodene’s website for details.
I would like to give a shout out to V Lazy J Custom for making J’s Christmas gift. This is the first Bible cover Jay has made! I was so excited to see the beautiful leather work and J likes it too. Make sure to check out more of Jay’s work on Facebook.
I hope you have a great last week of December and wish everyone the very best in 2016!