Sunday, December 21

A Christmas Party!

Yesterday, I was making lots of fudge and preparing gifts to take along to Iowa for a visit to my mother, Mary. Today was the Christmas party at Grandview Care Center and I can officially vouch for the fact...........we all had a GRAND time! There were lots of family, friends and staff members that made this such a grand time. Santa always makes things grand and he arrived just a few days early so that he could hand a gift to each of the residents............

He had a very helpful assistant........this hard-working elf is being directed to the person who will receive the gift in that blue gift bag.
My mother, Mary, is all smiles because she got a gift bag full of warm socks and these really awesome furry lined knitted socks. She will not have cold feet this winter.
While we waited for Santa to arrive, Alice Johnson played Christmas carols and I led the folks in singing so many of the old favorites.........Joy to the World, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Away in a Manger and Silent Night. Everyone joined in on Silent Night and it sounded so pretty.
When all the gift giving was done and the carols were sung, the pastor gave the blessing and then we all headed to the dining room. There was a delicious array of punch, cold cuts and crackers, little cream puffs and cheesecakes, nuts and peppermints, and my fudge. I didn't get a photo of any of the food because we were too busy eating. LOL!  It was a lovely day. We were so fortunate that the weather was so cooperative. It is mid-December and the temp was near 40 above! That is so unusual for this time of year in the upper midwest!
Day is done now, and what a blessed day it was! Time now to get some rest. There are just four days left until Christmas. The weatherman is beginning to mumble about snow possibilities. I am just hoping and praying that it is not too much snow and that all of us can safely travel to and from to see our family and friends.
Have a great Monday and an awesome start to this special week!


Kate said...

Sounds and looks like a wonderful day, Sandi - thanks for sharing.

Christine M said...

Santa had a very cute helper.

Judy1522 said...

Sounds like a fun time for everyone.

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