2. “Misery is optional”
3. a Christmas lunch
4. the children wanting the babysitter to stay longer
5. a baby walking!
6. showing off the baby walking!
7. a baby in pigtails
8. a 4 year old trusting you enough to tell you what she did wrong
9. sisters giggling
10. a bag of baked goods on the back porch from a very good baker and friend
12. families that are willing to help orphans
13. mocha swirl rolls
14. cutting down the Christmas tree
15. a beautiful day
16. an oh-so-thoughtful gift of one of my favorite pictures being turned into an ornament for me
17. a baby squawking at the tree as it’s brought in the house
18. red baby unionsuits
19. an oh- so-thoughtful gift of a quail ornament
20. a white elephant gift giveaway- it’s the giving away part I”m grateful for!
21. a 2nd try at sitting on Santa’s lap this season- and while no tears- no smiles either. Guess they are consistent