Together, the three trimmed the hall and parlor and great dining room with shining holly and evergreen, lay fires ready for kindling on the hearths that had been cold for years, and made beds fit for sleeping all over the house. What went on in the kitchen, only Dolly could tell. But such delicious odors as stole out made Grandma sniff the air and think of merry Christmas revels long ago."
Louisa May Alcott
We like to open some of our Christmas parcels throughout the twelve days of Christmas and today the children each received paint-your-own matryoshka kits from a lovely couple in our church. The children immediately sat down to work on them before, during, and after their breakfast. It was such a great gift and I just love how they turned out!
We took a little trip to the cinema today to see the latest Star Wars film, Rogue One. As I have mentioned in the past, I am not into sci-fy or Star Wars, but I have to say that I enjoyed today's movie. Watching it almost makes me want to watch the rest of the films in the series (I saw the seventh movie last Christmas).
It is quite hard to believe that tomorrow is the last day of December and the final day of the year. My sister and her family are coming for an overnight visit and I cannot wait!