Wednesday, December 9, 2009

….and the Winner of my Give-Away is….

The names were all written out and placed in the pot!
My husband got in on the fun and did the drawing for me….so…..
Congratulations Amelia, you are the lucky one. Every one of you are winners in my book but only one could receive the prize. I hope you enjoy it Amelia! Please email me your address so I can get it in the mail to you ASAP.
Amelia is over at Notes from the Edge which is found on her web page
She is a wonderful talented photography/writer who has a kind and generous heart for helping others. Please pay her a visit and get to know her! She is also a part of Lens.Us.Together
Thanks to every one of you for all the wonderful visits and comments that you share with me each day.

I’m feeling some what better today; having gotten some antibiotics for this bad cold….I just pray I do not have a relapse! It’s no fun being sick this time of year.

We have our first Christmas family get together this weekend with Jackie’s side of the family…All his brothers, sister, and Mama, spouses, nieces, nephews, steps….etc. Lots of people. We are doing an ornament swap this year… I’ve chosen to hand paint mine. They turned out really cute. I’d show you a pix of them but some of the family might see them here. Oh well…. who cares here they are:

We are also doing the finger food thing…So good and YummY! Everyone brings something so there is always lots of good stuff...Anything from chocolate candies, orange balls, chips and dips, and cute creations to Amy’s enchiladas. I know, I know that’s not a “finger” food but we love them! Mrs. P, or Nannie as we all call her, is the main attraction for our Christmas get-togethers. She turned 86 this year and we are so blessed to have her in our lives. She makes the best candy coated pecans you have ever put into your mouth! At Thanksgiving she always makes her specialty: homemade dumplings….now if you have never heard of these or have never had them…you are truly missing out! They are simply rolled out dough strips which are cooked by dropping them into boiling hot chicken broth with lots of black pepper. Oh my how good they are!
Here she is rolling and cutting:


Again….Congratulations to Amelia!
Merry Christmas to All

I look forward to each day with you!

Hint for yesterday's post:  The theme is: Christmas see how many you can find and leave your pick in the comments.  Have fun!


Char said...

congrats Amelia!!!

Char said...

and...I hope you have a great time at your get together

amelia said...

Hey lady- yay! How exciting, thank you!! Your thoughts are so meaningful to me! I love the image of Nannie's hands at work- you know those hands have created a lot of happiness over the years! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Holly said...

O how i wish we could be there! Those dumplings are sooooo soooo yummy to my tummy! your ornaments are so cute momma....wish i could be there to win them!!!
Congrats Amelia!!!

Christina said...

Congrats to Amelia!!
I am loving your books, stacked up so pretty.
Have a wonderful time this weekend.
And yes, I found the recipe. I'm going to make it Saturday.

Anonymous said...

congrats amelia!!! your weekend plans sound great. have lots of fun! lots of love...

Sares said...

Congratulations to Amelia! My Nana makes a mean dumpling too. We are also having our first family celebration this weekend, weather permitting. Hope you enjoy your festivities Cora!

Southern Cinderella said...

Love your ornaments! They are too cute! Great Job!

Angie said...

Congratulations Amelia! You're one lucky girl!!

Glad you are feeling better, Cora. I hope that continues! The ornaments are adorable! LOVE the picture of Nannie's hands! What sweet memories. I hope you are feeling lots better so you can enjoy your family time this weekend.

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

Congrats Amelia!