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Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Treats

I have shared many times about how much I love our neighborhood. I love the special bond that our little corner shares. We have 2 families that have lived in these homes since they were built, 2 families with older children than us, 1 family with Cameron's little buddy, Jack and our darling newly married couple across the street. I feel so blessed to be here with them all. Cameron and I baked this weekend and made cookies for the neighbors. I decided the best way to package them was in jars, Cameron agreed that it was a good way to recycle. Leave it to my little guy to bring in the recycle angle to gift giving. I always have random jars under the sink so I filled them, tied ribbons around them and put labels on them. Tonight I filled my basket and away we went. I have had so much fun sharing the Christmas spirit and visiting for a few moments with everyone. I shared with Mr. Lee and Ms. Ruth across the street I was referring to this Christmas as our Walton's Christmas, Ms. Ruth agreed. We are all taking to heart what really matters in this world, not the big screen or new video game that you want, rather it is your friends and family or "stones" that you surround yourself with. I hope you all are enjoying the season as much as we are.

I was blessed with a new cousin today. My cousin Kristine had a beautiful baby boy. It just makes my heart happy with all new births. How wonderful to be born in the same season as our Lord.

Blessings to you all!


  1. That's a wonderful gift to share with your neighbors. My cookie baking begins tonight (I'm a little behind this year) -- but we're sharing with our favorite neighbors too. I hope I have a few helpers on hand to assist (hello children!).

  2. What a nice story! Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! :)

  3. Congrats on the new cousin! I love that you packaged your cookies in jars! We can all use jars and what a great way to recycle!