Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Holiday Cheers

Happy Holidays, everyone!  

Seems like it was just yesterday when we put up our tree and started to put trimmings

The busyness that comes with the season has me caught up in a whirlwind of activities.  Last you heard from me, I was caught up in the hustle of the kids' exam week.  Right after that ended, I found myself caught up in another frenzy as I prepared Christmas gifts... 
Like last year, a lot of my gifts are handmade - either made from my kitchen or designed from my workstation.  

My kitchen has been a battleground of spices and enticing aromas as I whip up batches of goodies that are delivered to friends.
I know buying things is the fastest and most practical way to deal with gift lists, but if you want to create a special experience for someone, then hand-made is the way to go!  Most everyone I know can buy anything that they want, so it brings me a wondrous sense of contentment when the recipients of my gifts call or send me messages of how much they appreciate the thought, time and care I have put into making the gifts.   
Then the headache-inducing task of packing for my family and planning the trip itinerary for a week-long sojourn to Singapore.
Will share with you the highlights of our Singapore trip in another post; in the meanwhile, I have to end this post as I prepare for our family's dinner for New Year's Eve. Let me leave you with one of my favorite verses from the Bible:  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 

Happiest 2012... from my family to yours!

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