Happy Mandala Monday!! How was your weekend? Mine was busy, cold and GREAT!! I have a fall mandala to share with you today. This is from that few weekends ago when Rich helped me gather some berries to use. We also found another surprise... pears! They were on the ground and not too yummy looking but still good enough for a fruity mandala, right! I had a hard time getting those berries in the middle to stay there and not roll all over, took many tries to get it this way, lol. I love having new things to use in my mandalas and hope to be this lucky now that winter and snow has arrived. I can't even find any leaves good enough to use and it's so cold out I don't stay out to long.
Thank you Dawn for inspiring me each week with yours, so thrilled to see yours.
I will be out tonight and tomorrow is babysitting day so here is my early T Time post for you too.
I'm going to share pictures for my busy and fun weekend. First up was Friday night, we had our secret pal dinner at church. At this dinner you find out who your secret pal was all year, LOVE THIS!! I got something so awesome, will have to share another time because no picture of it and deserves a post of it's own. We had a wonderful night of food, laughs, surprises and love.
Saturday morning I was right back to church for breakfast with Mary and Joseph, LOVED IT!! So fun doing these activities thru the church for the kids. We have more for this weekend coming up too. Thankful for the wonderful and sweet church friends/family I have there. Not sure how I went all these years without them but SO THANKFUL to have them now.
Kristin texted me the morning of this and said how awesome it is that we are taking this newly faith journey together, I was just thinking that very same thing the last two days. So thankful for her being home and on this journey for us. She just went to Ecuador this weekend to become a Godmother to one of the little girls she meet there this past August. So very proud and happy for her. She is so ready to share her faith and her story with others and will be a strong, Christian, loving leader.
that afternoon Rich and I went out and got a REAL Christmas tree from Wal-mart. We haven't had one in 6 years I think. We have used an artificial tree for 17 years now. The kids were a little weird about it but once we brought it home and put it up, THEY LOOOOOVE IT!! I LOOOOVE it too, all I want to do and have been doing is sitting by it and just feeling warm and happy. So far only lights are on it, not even sure if we will decorate it, lol. So happy we bought it!
here it is that night, love the reflection too! HAPPPPPYYYY!!!
After this I went to the village in the Christmas with my sister.
here is my bundled up sister and my second beverage picture for this T time post, YAY!! They pass out cookies and hot chocolate, so nice to do this. They also have a Santa here for you to visit but we didn't need that line. By the way we are both bundled up in about 5 layers and double socks and boots. We can barely walk and kinda waddle instead, haha. This is what you have to do though to stay warm out here in the cold and snow. She has never been out for this before so it was nice we did it together this year. The school choir team is also here playing music, sorry no pictures of them. But they do have some cute snowman made out of wood and decorated for our snowman contest. I did get pictures of them and hope you enjoy them like we did, so CUTE!!
Aren't they awesome and fun! The Elvis one and this last snowman won the prizes. I might have to do one of these next year, I love snowman. After that we headed home, slightly frozen.
I want to say a big THANK YOU to those who visited last Tuesday, sorry if I didn't make it to your blog. It's been crazy here and will be again probably thru the month but will do my best to visit when I can. Thank you for your visits today too, always nice to share with you.
Remember to share what your doing this Tuesday with Elizabeth, as long as you have a cup, mug, bottle or another creative way to show a beverage come by and say hello and share your day too.
Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your Tuesday's with us and letting us share ours!!
Have a great week and stay warm!!