Thursday, December 14, 2023

A Big Bite, Family, and Feeling Loved

 We had our big office staff Christmas party this week. Our Executive Assistant goes above and beyond when planning events. I asked her one time how she thinks of everything and she said, "Sometimes it just comes to me in a dream." Definitely a gift from the Lord.
We all got our own charcuterie tray ~

 Lunch came after this - steak, rice, veggies, then various cakes for dessert. Each department buys a gift for the raffle then numbers are drawn and gifts are handed out, some fun, some fancy. I won a gift card to a new gourmet ice cream shop! Future date night!
We sang Christmas carols, there was a contest to see who could guess the number of Hershey's kisses in the jar, then we all got a container of cookies and a box of Harry and David's chocolate to take home. She always makes you feel so loved and appreciated!

Chuck, Beth and I went out for lunch recently. The Family Pancake House is one of our favorite places to eat!

We're getting ready to go see this little one...

She turns a year old on Sunday! Hard to believe an entire year has gone by. 
I'll be away from my computer for a while so I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! God bless you all this Christmas season and all year long!

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Moving Right Along, Saying Thank You, and It Was Time

 Beth bought a couple boxes of gourmet cookies to give to the DART drivers, the dispatchers and others who work to get her where she needs to go. I'm not always sure how companies are handling the latest strain of covid so I didn't want to make something at home. So she included a small tray they could set all the cookies on when he got back to the base, along with a card thanking all of them for helping her. 

 One week after Thanksgiving our staff at work got together and... decorated for Christmas! Each department decorates a different area and it usually takes us about three hours, then we order pizza and all have lunch together.
The Front Office - During and After 

Our main entrance


This is the area where I worked, helping to put up and decorate this tree, then my boss and I hung white stars from the ceiling. The same stars as on top of the trees.

 I love the way our church looks at Christmas. I wish we could leave it up all year!

It was time for some shoe shopping this week. Beth couldn't find the same shoes she's worn lately so she tried on some Sauconys. They're the shoes I bought for our Israel trip in May and they're fantastic. I wore them exclusively in Israel and almost constantly since we got home, and they just now need to be replaced. 

She did her usual strut walk around the aisles (her stride is not that big when she's walking!) and decided to buy a pair. I bought another pair too.

What is it about shopping? Walking out of a store with an arm load of bags just makes you feel so good, doesn't it?! I hope you've had a good weekend!