As a child I remember going to our grandparents’ home. My grandfather managed a dairy, his father owned Pippin’s dairy when he grew up.
Just a blast from the past I thought I would share!
My great grandparents on the Pippin/Sams Branches of our Family Tree.
Made me think back, then forward. Family memories rock. Period. No one has your family and your life time memories. They are tucked away somewhere in your mind, just to jump back in there right at the holidays. I know, right?
I love to make memories with my grandchildren and my children!
Last year while at my daughter’s, I had a wonderful time with my grandchildren, Ashley and Cooper doing “random acts of Christmas kindness“, which from now on, will be referred to as RACK.
From making cookies for the neighbors and the fire fighters to picking up trash in the neighbors yards, we did an act of kindness from Thanksgiving through Christmas.
It’s the beginning of the holiday season, and I am looking forward to some family and friends’ time!
Every year at this time when my Thanksgiving cactus blooms, I start thinking about the fun ahead.
Last year we had a blast making gingerbread houses with Brittnee and Kye, two more of my grands who were visiting from Oklahoma. The kids had fun, the left over Halloween candy is history, and we made some precious memories.
This year’s holiday season started off sad, with an unfortunate accident that took the life of my nephew. My sister in law’s sister passed away, and there is lots of sickness going around.
Our local VFW Post and our auxiliary make Thanksgiving dinner for our community who don’t have family, or can’t afford to make such a meal. We take donations to help cover the cost.
Mr. M and I usually contribute by pitching in where ever we can. It’s such a little thing to spend your time making peanut butter sandwiches for those in need. Then we feast on a meal that is blessed by many doing RACK. Oh, yeah!
Then Countdown to Christmas! Check out my Pinterest board for a fun, easy inexpensive Christmas craft to do with your kiddos for teachers’ gifts, or for party favors.
The number of cakes in the jars for my troop and family Christmas gifts is increasing, if I can keep the man out of them! 😉 I am making extras to have for when company drops by! My favorite so far is the egg-less, milk-less chocolate cake!
Remember the reason.
Enjoy the season.
And RACK on!