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Sunday, December 3, 2023

Blogmas 2023: 12/3

We got to go to a Grinchmas Christmas party for the children at our church yesterday!  

It was so much fun!!!

I'm just an old woman with a child's heart when it comes to Christmas and this party made me smile all over ... over and over again!

Watching the children ...

Enjoying yummy Grinchy food ...

and getting to meet the Grinch!!!

 Why I do Blogmas:  

It's no secret that I love everything about Christmas!  From the day after Thanksgiving till the last box of Christmas decor is packed away and put back in storage for the next year, I love every bit of it!   My husband and I are senior citizens who generally spend the holiday season alone.  While we do have lots of very good friends and our church family nearby, all of our children live far, far away and have children of their own to make holiday memories with within their own homes.  They are very thoughtful to include us in as much as possible via technology and we are so grateful to them for going beyond the extra mile to include us.  

I started doing Blogmas because I had a choice, either lose myself in sorrow over what I could not change or embrace the love I have for the season and share it with others.   I chose to share my joy in the journey not only with my children and grandchildren long-distance, but with others who love the season as I do and who just might find themselves spending the holidays alone as well. I hope in some small way you get a glimpse of holiday joy through these Blogmas posts and that it spills over into your life this holiday season!

Meet you back here tomorrow!

mrs. patsi @ A Working Pantry

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  1. How FUN! My niece and goddaughter has been "into" all things Grinch since she was a child. Now in her 40s, she does the whole house up in Grinch for Christmas. --Elise

  2. We had a Grinchmas party in our small town, too! I couldn’t attend but i made green cookies to hand out. It’s a big deal, here.
    I made a note of your Christmas coasters to (maybe) make next year. You’re so creative!

    1. Esmerelda, green cookies, how appropriate! We had green pancakes at our party!

  3. We love The Grinch! That was one great party!

  4. I enjoy the Grinch also.Thanksgiving and Christmas are still done here at the home place. I do see that as the grandkids get married it is getting a little harder to come back out at the farm. So i will enjoy it while it lasts.You have a wonderful night,

    1. Sherry, Oh, that sounds so nice, I would hang on to it and enjoy as long as I could too!

  5. We have Grinch night every year! It’s a family meal with whohash, roast beast, green beans, green jello, green cookies, and my son’s favorite, lime sherbet floats. We then watch the original Grinch movie afterwards.It started as a way to have some great family fun for little extra cost during some pretty lean years. It’s continued as one of our favorite traditions! My son is now in college, but he still loves Grinch night! He has already put Grinch night on the family calendar when both he and his sister will be home.