Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Chrismon tree, peppermint puffs and little hands

- My committee at church, which I am chairlady of, is responsible for putting up this tall tree, getting it decorated with Chrismons, and putting out poinsettias, etc.  We do a lot of other stuff, but this is the fruit of our recent labors.  The Chrismons were made by the women of the church as a project in the 1970s - a lovely and meaningful project, I think, and a lovely tradition.

- Peppermint puffs were my mother's favorite candy.  We always bought tubs like this for her to have at assisted living.  She kept some in a bowl on a table there to share with assistants and friends, who visited.  Co-worker Joanne brought this one in yesterday and I took a photo with my phone and texted it to my sister, asking, "Who does this make you think of?"  "Awwww!" she replied.

- Two great nephews are already at the farm in Florida to celebrate Christmas with their grandparents, who LOVE to babysit them.  Their mom is there, too, and their dad will be there tomorrow, along with their Great Aunt Lynn.  Monroe, at two years and four months, is just the right age to help decorate cupcakes.  My sister texted this photo last night, saying it "looks like Olaf!"  "Who is Olaf?"  I asked.  "A character in the animated film, Frozen."  I hear so much about that little film that I think I should watch it sometime.

What did we do before texting?  I got a lovely one from Riot Kitty yesterday, saying "I thought of you!"  It was of a sign in a shop window that said, "SHARE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL"  Isn't that nice?  Love happy texts like that.  Thanks friend!

14 comments:

Betty Manousos said...



you always share beauty my friend.

happy holidays and merry christmas to you and yours!
xoxo

Fireblossom said...

That's so sweet about the peppermint puffs.

Elephant's Child said...

I hadn't heard of Chrismons before - a lovely tradition indeed. Thank you.
Riot Kitty is a star isn't she?
A very happy Christmas to you. Very, very happy.

Lee said...

Yummy, yum, yum! And I love the tree. It's beautiful.

A very Merry Christmas, Lynn...thanks for your wonderful blog! I'll be back again next year, if not before! :)

LL Cool Joe said...

The church decorations look lovely!!

I don't text, for the first time ever I feel I'm missing out on something.

Happy Christmas Lynn, I hope you have a wonderful time!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Enjoy, Enjoy, your very Merry Christmas, my dear......And may 2015 be a wonderful year for you and yours!

Riot Kitty said...

And in return, you can take a picture of some profane graffiti and send it to me, because you'll think of me! Have a wonderful holiday.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Beautiful church tree- I've axtually never tried a peppermint puff yet. I got Hershey chocolate candy canes this year. mmmm...
Even tho you have misty moments of your parents to think about,
. Have a joyous holiday with your family n Little Ones to cheer you!

Chatty Crone said...

A beautiful tree. Just stopping by to wish you a very blessed Christmas!!

Leonora said...

Beautiful tree, Lynn! I've seen Chrismon trees and they are pretty. Yours is huge!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year as you celebrate with your dear family.

Sparkling Red said...

That's a gorgeous tree.
I've never heard of peppermint puffs before. They sound yummy.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - hope you're having a great time ... it will be full of laughter with Monroe around and all the family - lovely to see and read. Great traditions too .. and you did so much with your Church decorations and for them ...

Have a blessed New Year ... texting, FB et al .. perhaps I'd better seriously think about it!! Happy times - Hilary

Joanne said...

Haha I do recommend you watch Frozen. And you guys did a GREAT job with that tree! Hope you have a lovely holiday!

ladyfi said...

So many good memories! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead.