Lillie Mae Acres

Lillie Mae Acres

Friday, December 19, 2014

Final Prepping

Final to do lists, final buys, final prepping.  I want to be able to relax when I get home sweet home Monday from grocery shopping since I don't have to work again until after Christmas. 

I enjoy sitting down and making out my cards listening to Christmas music. 

When I'm home for the day, I love the lights out, Scentsy fragrances filling our little home, and Christmas movies or music.  I can't wait to bake my Red Velvet cake, bake sugar cookies with the Miniature Cowgirl, and sip on hot cocoa.  Well to be honest, probably more coffee sipping than hot cocoa sipping. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

I Just Want To Sit and Sip CoFFee

I love to be able to stop, breath, and enjoy.  I just worked six days in a row, I didn't mind it because I knew my employer was short handed and needed me.  And they did appreciate it so much.  But now, the next few days are all mine.  Mine to stop, breath, and enjoy.

I am not even ready for Christmas.  I am way behind schedule and the running around trying to meet a deadline is my least favorite part of this whole beautiful celebration.  I am not a shopper so if I could just sit here at home and sip my hot coffee or cocoa I'd be just fine with whatever sweet sappy Christmas movie was currently on.  

Rufus Jack and my sweet Builder Man both really missed me last week when I was working every day.  It's pretty nice to know you're not taken for granted and those that normally depend on you miss you when you're gone.  

Are you ready for Christmas yet?  Are you like me, you'd rather be able to just sit and cherish the wonder of this beautiful day we celebrate our Jesus Christ and just relax relax relax?  

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Special Little Treat

I came home from work with way more energy than usual.  Then after supper, that sweet Builder Man hubby of mine said he'd like some cookies.    
That was all I needed for an excuse to jump up and bake a batch of these yummy delights.  A few years ago my recipe for Georgia Tea Cakes (an old family recipe from hubby's family) was published in one of the Gooseberry Patch books.  They are so easy and so delicious.  You don't have to put the decorative sugar on them, but for us it balances out the salt in the self rising flower.  It's just a perfect tasting little treat to have baked up to nibble on.   
I hope you'll try them.  

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Weather Too Warm

After a few cool snaps and even some C*O*L*D mixed in there, it's warm again.  Maybe just maybe it'll get colder.  Christmas is coming fast, a lot faster than I'd like.  Not ready!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Slowly Slowly

Hey everyone.  Thanks for stopping in again.  I'm slowly slowly becoming satisfied with each little area I decorate for Christmas.

How about you, are you getting your home beautifully decorated for Christmas?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sweet Rufus Poses Again

He's such a good boy.  If I promise to play ball with him he'll do whatever I need him to.  He loves chasing a tennis ball more than anything.

We sure do love this little monster.  He is 2 1/2 years old now and knows he has us wrapped around his precious paws.  

ChRisTmaS PiCs

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Delicious food and quality time with family.  Most of all, as always being very thankful to God for everything.

The day before Thanksgiving we had family pictures taken for Christmas.  I hope you enjoy.

Below is Matthew with my parents on Thanksgiving Day.  We decided to walk outside and take a few pics after eating so we would have more room for dessert.   

I enjoyed two wonderful church services today.  After the morning service we had our 5th SONday meal.  When we got home I started decorating the kitchen for Christmas.  It's not finished yet, but close.  I did manage to force myself to eat the last piece of pumpkin pie so that's one more dish cleaned out of the fridge.  I mean I really really had to make myself.  It was that good.

We're supposed to have pajama pictures taken around the tree and fireplace in the next week or so.  I'll be sure to share them.    

I hope you have a blessed week.  Thanks for dropping by.