Christmas – A Time to be grateful

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebration! My Christmas Eve was a bit more low-key than usual because my Dad, my daughter and several of my nieces weren’t there. We had a fun time, though. We have a gift exchange where we draw numbers and the largest number is drawn by the most fortunate participant. My nephew was towards the beginning of the line and managed to open two blankets only to have them stolen. He opened a third gift and got yet another blanket, and this one went home with him.

Christmas Day was spent with my sweetheart’s family at his brother’s home. It was a packed house, filled with fun and laughter and delicious food! I was completely surprised when I received two amazing gifts. I received a very special homemade gift from Ted’s stepmom and his Dad (well, I’m guessing his Dad lent more moral support than crafting ability…tee hee!) She crafted a lovely pillowcase that had a picture of me and Ted from our night out to see “Book of Mormon” and surrounded it with pictures of some of the zentangles I’ve made. Since I give away most of my little zentangles, the majority of these are already in new homes, so it is wonderful to have them to keep.

I was also lucky enough to receive my first ever gun as a gift from Ted’s brother and sister-in-law. How absolutely perfect for me that they chose a pink one! This was a great choice for me since I had the most fun playing with Ted’s pellet gun last time I came along for shooting practice. Maybe someday I’ll graduate to something bigger, but I think this one will be just right for quite some time!

My first ever gun….a pink pellet gun. I’ll try my best not to shoot my eye out!
Life does go on. I believe Christmas is the perfect time to remember and honor those who have gone before us. I have been blessed to have wonderful role models, both friends and relatives that have and that do encourage me and support me and are a beneficial influence for me and who have all helped to make me the person I am today.

The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.

Henry Drummond
Having a blast at my company Christmas Party in Deadwood, SD on December 2nd.
My limited “Holiday Baking” 😉

About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at:
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18 Responses to Christmas – A Time to be grateful

  1. Great image on this pillow.

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you! I was very impressed with the quality. I guess she used one of those Cricut machines. I haven’t seen one work before, but the variety of things that can be made with them is impressive. 😊

  2. kagould17 says:

    Glad you had a good Christmas Beth. Wishing you a Happy 2023. Allan

  3. What a wonderful gift! I’m so glad you had a wonderful holiday. Wishing you more happiness in 2023.

  4. ghostmmnc says:

    Wonderful photos and hearing about your celebrations for Christmas. Wishing you a Happy New Year! ❤

  5. usfman says:

    Happy New Year Beth. It looks like that pillowcase you received might be telling you the story of your past life. What you suppose that might be to keep or change makes a relevant question to consider as this new year begins.

  6. usfman says:

    Hi Beth – What’s coming up for you blog wise in February?

  7. Mega beautiful family and incredible drawings! 💯💯💯

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