Wednesday, December 21, 2011


This happens to be Post #799, since I first began in 2008, and I keep telling myself that I HAVE to offer something besides a camera angle pointed down into a dish of FOOD.   But it is what it is---a lovely box of Caro's Christmas Wonderfuls, packed in pretty boxes all lined up on the counter, and right now out and being delivered by Chris.

I can take no credit for any of these, save for one batch of fudge, with the squares nestled beneath all of Caro's painstaking work.   

They both love spreading the joy, all year long, and their dear caring hearts are amongst my Major Gratefuls in Life.  

And I wish you all a SWEET, warm wonderful day.


Keetha said...

I love that glimpse of the Christmas goodies. Isn't that what the holiday means? It's always about the first thing I think of: afternoons spent in the kitchen and all the good times that go with giving and making the treats.

I've missed checking in with you as often as I'd like, and I've missed updating my blog as much as I'd like. I plan to make more time for things I enjoy in 2012.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Southern Lady said...

I always love seeing Caro's creations, Rachel, and can't think of a better way to mark your 799th post -- what a milestone! Hope this finds you feeling much better!

Denise :) said...

Ah, what a *sweet* post ... leaves my mouth watering! Hugs to you!! :)

Beverly said...

Christmas love to you and all you hold dear.♥

I hope you are feeling better.

Cape Coop said...

Happy Christmas my dear Rachel!

Carolyn said...

What a wonderful box of goodies!
799 posts is something to celebrate and
what better way than with something sweet!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Kouign Aman said...

Merry happy, to you and all your sweeties.

Jeanne said...

Rachel, I am so sorry you are ill with a cold. So is my hubs. He is feeling a bit better today. So far I am well and happy. I would love a piece of Caro's goodies and your fudge. I didn't make fudge this year.

Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family.
Blessings and love,

steelersandstartrek said...

Merry Christmas, milady! We just wanted to take a minute to reach out and embrace you and yours from afar. We hope your day and your season were filled with love and serenity and happiness. And chocolate.

Tonja said...

I'm blog reading today, and catching up. Things got too hectic before Christmas...I had to let it go.

I so wish I had read your fudge recipe BEFORE I made the 2 patches that I made. They were not good. I did not even serve it anywhere except the trash can. So, next will be your recipe. It is already in my files.

I hope you are feeling better by now. Not fair being sick at the holidays! Hope Sweat Pea stayed well and didn't catch it. We've stayed well, so far and that is a very good thing. I hope our blessing holds out!

Even though the DAY is over, I hope your Christmas was wonderful. We had a delightful time and everybody had fun! The house was full and John Thomas and Little Levi added greatly to our joy.

Stay warm and don't get sick again. Be good to yourself and take it easy.
PS...Those boxes of goodies look divine!!!

Jeanne said...

Hello Rachel, I hope you are well and just busy with the Christmas and after Christmas cleanup days. I am concerned because you haven't been posting. I pray that you are not still ill.

I am sending you wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.
Blessings and love my dear friend,

Patsy said...

hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year!

Southern Lady said...

I've been thinking about you, Rachel, and hope you're having a wonderful time with your company.

Best wishes to you and your family for a new year blessed with good health, peace, and happiness in all that you do.

Looking forward to hearing all about your holidays!

Kouign Aman said...

I was thinking of you this week when I saw pink pressed glass tableware at a 'trading post' in AZ. I hope the new year began well for you and yours.

Justabeachkat said...

Happy New Year sweet friend. I hope 2012 will be extra special for you and your family.

BTW...just like my blog post tonight expresses - YOU are important to me. Thanks for your friendship.


Jeanne said...

Hey, I'm back again to say hello and to tell you how much you are missed... "so very much."

I am praying you are just too busy to post my dear friend.
Blessings to you and yours,

Kim Shook said...

Well, he makes the perfect deliverer of Christmas treats!

Beverly said...

Rachel, I was so glad to see you out and about in blogland. I've been coming by almost every day to see if there was any sign of you.

I hope you and your family had a joyous Christmas, and that you experience a blessed new year.♥