Christmas Week at the Bielefeldt home began with a celebration dinner with Dessie and her children, Marty, Annethel and Frank. We had a delicious (if I do say so - and I do) meal including ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, creamy green beans, cheese rolls made with Marsie's french bread recipe baked in a muffin tin, and a scrumptious sweet potato casserole made by Missy using Beth's special recipe. For desert we enjoyed blackberry cobbler and pumpkin cobbler topped with cinnamon whipped cream.
We shared the most special Christmas gift ever with each other as we passed around a piece of paper with our name on it and each secretly wrote a possitive statement or word about the person whose name was at the top of the paper. This gift is to be read at any time we personally feel the need to be encouraged. I have already read mine several times. Tears and laughter were abundant.
It was especially delightful to have Jared and Missy and the little girls join us. I noticed little Felicity wandering around looking at and touching the various Christmas decorations as well as giving us an original piano recital.