1. Moonlight at Grimmwood.
As the new year begins, I will share this photo I snapped while outside one evening at Grimmwood. The moon was so pretty and the sky just seemed to remind me that God is here. 2020 has been a crazy year and who knows what 2021 has in store so I choose to TRUST the Creator.
2. Baylor's special Christmas gift
Baylor loves to swing and the weather does not always allow for that outdoors so Ben and Katy came up with the idea to put a swing in the basement closet.
3. Coloring with Joshua and Audrey
We made the round complete with a visit to Charles and family in Georgia. I enjoyed coloring with Audrey and Joshua. Believe it or not I got up from the floor with no help whatsoever!! We were wearing masks there as we had been exposed to covid. We were past the CDC recommended quarantine but we wanted to be on the safe side.
4. My favorite Christmas gift
I have always wanted an authentic tobacco basket for Grimmwood. The ones at Hobby Lobby are small and light. This baby is the REAL Thing. It is heavy and worn, just like I hoped to find. I had seen this basket in the window at The Willow Tree in Henagar, Alabama for months as we traveled by on the way to Georgia. My sweet husband gave me some Christmas money so I was able to purchase it and it was 20% off which made me a happy little shopper. Many have asked me what is a tobacco basket? Long ago, farmers would put their tobacco leaves in baskets like these, head to market and the buyers would check out each farmers basket and bid the amount they wanted to pay for his crop. I had never heard much about tobacco farming until we moved to Louisville, Ky. Tobacco farming was a big thing in Kentucky.
5. A Memory from 30 years ago.
Leta and Bruce just celebrated their 30th anniversary. Here is a picture of my parents and their girls and husbands. As Leta said, we all look pretty young in this picture.:)