As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.




Saturday, December 16, 2017

Two Fridays for Tradition


Two Fridays in a row, we took some time for beloved Christmas traditions.

One Friday, we had our annual Girls' Day Out, a simple affair that involves holiday coffees, holiday magazines, book browsing, and girl talk. 

Two eggnog lattes and an eggnog Frap :)

Do you see that Kati and Bekah both chose the same magazine to peruse?



On the next Friday, Bekah and Maddie were invited to their annual Christmas luncheon at Gammy's house.

They began the day with homemade hot chocolate . . .

. . .  and went home with (among other things) these darling peppermint fudge Mouse Kings! Aren't they just too cute?



Simple traditions that are worth holding on to! Do you have any of those? 

22 comments:

  1. Your annual Girl's Day looks like a lot of fun. Coffees, magazines to browse, and girl talk. A perfect recipe for love and sweet times.

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    1. Sweet times indeed! So simple, and so delightful. :)

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  2. Those are wonderful traditions to keep going. Sweet. Fun before and after photos of the girls with their grandmother. Those fudge mouse kings are the cutest! Hope you have a lovely weekend! We decided late last night to try driving today over the pass to our kids' home in eastern Washington for a couple of nights. Yikes!

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    1. And a lovely weekend to you too, Ellen! Safe and happy travels . . . enjoy the time with your family!

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  3. Grandmothers are an essential part of Christmas!

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    1. I think so too, Elizabethd! This is my mom who is Bekah's grandmother and Maddie's great-grandmother! Doesn't she look young to be the great-grandmother of a 13-year-old?!

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  4. What a special tradition. How the girls will savor the memories in the years to come. Love the two photos then and now!

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    1. Memory-making traditions are the best kind!

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  5. I was thinking as I was reading your post how grown up your Bekah has become. The last photo is a darling comparison of your daughter and granddaughter not that long ago.
    Your mother has a sweet tradition with her granddaughters. As well as you and your daughters. And the little Mouse Kings fudge looks divine. By the way, we are going to a Christmas party and I'm taking your Marry Me Toffee. It's divine as well! ♥

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    1. Isn't it amazing how quickly children grow? How do they go from looking like little ones to looking like young ladies in just a few short years?! I think Mom and the girls all look forward to this special day together each year.

      Enjoy your party and the toffee! :)

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  6. So precious! I love their tradition with Gammy and with you!

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  7. Your mother has a unique "grandmother" name. I like it. (My sister is thinking what her grandmother name might be. She thinks she'll allow the grandbaby to decide for himself. I find that impractical.)

    Maddie has very nearly caught up with Bekah in height. It is lovely that your mother enjoys this yearly event with her grand and great. It is also lovely that they enjoy it as well. That fudge is darling! And I do love the photo of the hot chocolate with the golden vapors rising. ☺

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    1. Choosing a grandmother name can be daunting, because you know it's for keeps! I have always loved Mom's! When I was pregnant with Kristin (my first baby, Mom's first grandbaby), Mom and I were shopping and looking at baby things. We saw a little book (I think it was some sort of memory book or photo album) in which a little bear cub was calling his grandmother "Gammy." Mom loved that and chose it for her grandmother name!

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  8. I'm glad you posted that book/magazine/coffee part! I "need" one of those here before Christmas. :)

    Your traditions are sweet. I'm afraid several of our "traditions" have been altered as our family has expanded and spread out across the country. I'm thankful that it has not diminished my joy of this significant season. Merry Christmas (in case I don't get back before...) ♥

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    1. Yes, Rebecca, I am sure that you do "need" that kind of a day! Sometimes simple traditions are the best! Hope it works out for you! :)

      Traditions do get changed as life changes. It is wisdom to adapt to what the situation is now. I am thankful with you that the JOY remains! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  9. Lovely photos, Cheryl...your girls are beautiful. I think the peppermint fudge mice are just the cutest and looks tasty, too. My daughter and I always have a day for shopping before Christmas and a new tradition is going to the Amish country to buy candy, breads and a pie or two for Christmas. They have so many yummy treats to choose from and it saves me a lot of work! Love that. Have a nice week!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! And I agree with you that my girls are beautiful! (That's okay for me to say, isn't it?)

      Mother/daughter traditions are wonderful! I like your new one of going to buy Christmas treats. Sounds smart to me!

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  10. Aw - sweet traditions in every way!!! The Gammy pictures are wonderful! Have a most wonderful Christmas Cheryl.

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  11. Merry Christmas to you too, Rosella!

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  12. Loving your holiday traditions and that you set aside the time to make sure they happen. How dear is the photo of the girls when they were little at the annual Christmas luncheon with Gammie. Too adorable!

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    1. Yes, traditions that are worth taking the time! Isn't it fun to look back at old photos? Children grow so quickly!

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