Our week began with apple pie for breakfast in honor of my birthday. Definitely a good way to start the week!
The kids and I read Becky's Christmas by Tasha Tudor which we read and savor every year.
Then we headed into the kitchen to make a Dundee cake for tea (a favorite of Tasha Tudor's).
I wore my new birthday outfit. :) A friend passed this dress down to me so I shortened it and added leggings and a sweater. And of course my red shoes! Plaid is my favorite!
I got time to enjoy tea all by myself! And, my fig tree decided to bear two figs just for my birthday!
Later there was tea with the family! Mr. Badger joined in the fun too!
And Michael took me out to dinner in the evening. And, can you believe it, my "fortune" came true!!
A friend passed on to me a pink coat and I love it!
Later in the week I met two friends for lunch and enjoyed this amazing burger. Definitely the best I've had in Indy (Bluebeard's).
And we all had to try this chocolate torte made with dried cherries and hazelnuts.
Here we are having a birthday/Christmas party at the restaurant.
The sunsets have been stunning! This is one of my favorite things about winter-time.
All the red and green decorations are making me very happy!
My Knitting Club girls came for a Christmas Party on Thursday. I set the table for tea for them.
And made a chocolate cake with whipped cream/cream cheese peppermint icing. Very good!
Here are the girls!!!! This was our final meeting as I need to simplify my calendar a bit. Our group has been together for 5 years I believe. It's been a lot of fun!! I will miss everyone!
In the evening we went to our annual 4h Christmas party which begins with a party at the County Home. It has to be one of the best times of the season to watch one of the residents open the gifts you've brought and see how excited they are.
The kids love the 4h party because they get to build gingerbread houses!
Laura can do it nearly all by herself now!
Friday my sisters and mom and I met up to celebrate my birthday as well as Emily's. Starbucks was first on the agenda.
Christina knitted me this adorable sheep hat!
Then we walked around the mall to get Christmas inspiration
In the evening we took Mr. Badger to Rachel's Christmas concert. It was an evening of very festive music.
Rachel plays violin in the school orchestra.
And now it is time to reset our focus and rejuvenate for yet another week ahead! Happy Day of Rest to you!