Of course there was the inevitable shopping, baking and decorating...
What I can especially tuck away in my memory bank would be the special times with our children and grandchildren. We have a son and a daughter and their spouses, and 3 grandchildren. the youngest being 16 years old. As we see them mature, we are very thankful for the choices they are making, and their accomplishments.
Perhaps I am more conscious of these things because this last year my Mom passed away, and my husband has had health issues which have still not been fully diagnosed. (That in itself is a roller-coaster of emotions.)
Every January 1st our family has an ethnic themed dinner. This year, at our daughter's home, we cooked Cajun food, and just for fun, threw in a bit of Mardi Gras in décor, etc. Here are a few photos of that.
A plate, including crab cakes and blackened fish..
For dessert, King's cake, which represents the King of Kings..
One of our conversations last evening was about how important our relationships are.
I am so thankful to God for that blessing.