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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tis the season for family.....

Well,I finally broke away from all of the emails that have been flooding in through EVERY avenue of social media that I am a part of, regarding Katie's blog going private! While Gwen and I (and Grace...our extra set of hands) are completely overwhelmed with the work, our hearts are full KNOWING that so many people long to read Katie's words. What HUGE blessing she is to SO many...I just LOVE the way the Lord is using her to minister to the MULTITUDES (haha)

One of my FAVORITE things that I do over the holidays is bake with my mom and sisters. We started this tradition several years ago and as our daughters have gotten older, they now join the fun! I am so blessed to have two sisters and a mother who live near nearby. While we don't see each other on a daily basis or even talk daily, I ALWAYS know, that WITHOUT doubt that I can call them at ANY time (day or night) and they will be there to help with a smile. My niece Lauren was out of town, she was surely missed. We gathered at my oldest sisters house (Susan) with recipes in hand and started mixing it up! Grace and Abbie were partners in crime in baking the "chocolate -no-bakes." My mom's specialty is buttermilk fudge and I made some new yummy little snacks. ( put a hershey's kiss on the top of a window pane pretzel and melt it, then mash a m&m on the top and let it harden...sweet and salty...DELICIOUS and SO cute!) After several hours of baking we realized that EVERY snack that we made had chocolate in it! WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT MY FAMILY?!?!?

I look forward to my other daughters getting older so that they can join the fun each Christmas season. What a sweet, sweet gift my sweet Savior blessed me with...not ONE, but TWO sisters and a mother!

In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips!


Stacey said...

Merry Christmas Suzanne! Looks like you have a wonderful tradition going on there! I have two sisters too and you are right, life wouldn't be the same without them.

I just wanted to add a side note to this post if I may!

I'm certain I don't speak for myself when I say this. (Yes, I was part of the million who emailed...sigh.) Katie's blog has impacted my life greatly, yet it's your blog we follow as well. And believe me, if you went missing, we would be emailing Gwen, going, "Yo, where's Suzanne?" or "Say, Gwen's gone missing?" or something like that! None of us had any trouble knowing where to go.

You are like a three stranded cord in the work you are doing together and God is, I am certain, not only raising awarness of orphans through your ministry, but opening hearts to adopt and making it a reality that ordinary people, like my husband and I, can really do this. Nothing is impossible with God!

Thank you for sharing your lives and your families with us!

Anonymous said...

wow I love my family :)

Anonymous said...

love that in your busy, crazy life you make time for the small things that make a difference! what a sweet tradition...not to mention it looks like you could open your own candy store! it would be easy to make the excuse of "i don't have time" but you are not a girl who makes excuses but someone who makes things happen! love your energy and zest for life. so good to see you monday...i'm eating my leftover fajitas now! hugs to you my friend. -amy

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Amen for chocolate- it is a staple in any mommy's life :)

The McBs said...

you titled it "tis the season for family...." but I think you should have said "tis the season for FOOD!" looks yummy! Merry Christmas sweet friend!


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