Preparing for the big day

I might be scarce over the next few days as I enjoy vacation with my family and do some last minute things. But I wanted to share a few things with you.

First of all, the winner of ‘The Sparkle Box‘ is commenter #22, Robin. Send me your address, and we’ll see if we can get that book to you before Christmas!

Next, I saw this lovely fruit arrangement and am wondering if possibly the girls and I could pull it off for at least one of our family gatherings. Isn’t it great??

 

Another project that I’ll be trying over the next few days is this lovely gluten free chocolate cake. Think there’s any chance I could sub coconut oil instead of butter so it would work for my dairy-free sisters? I’ll give it a shot.

 

And finally, I have to share a favorite Christmas song with you. Wonderful, beautiful truth.

“Baby Boy”

If you told me all about your sorrows
I’d tell you about a cure
If you told me you can’t fight the battle
There’s a Baby Boy who won the war
The war was won by a Baby Boy

Alleluia, we can sing it
Alleluia, Heaven’s ringing
Alleluia!
Endless hope and relentless joy started with a Baby Boy

Oh, before that silent night
No Savior and no Jesus Christ
The world cried out so desperately
And the Baby Boy was the reply,
Yes, Heaven’s reply was a baby boy

Alleluia, we can sing it
Alleluia, Heaven’s ringing
Alleluia!
Endless hope and relentless joy started with a Baby Boy

See, the King is coming down
And He’s here without a crown
The Baby Boy without a bed
Giving life back to the dead
And hear the angels shout it out
As the people come and bow.
Unexpected majesty
Alleluia, what a King

Alleluia, we can sing it
Alleluia, Heaven’s ringing
Alleluia!
Endless hope and relentless joy started with a Baby Boy

Alleluia, we can sing it!
Alleluia, yeah, Heaven’s ringing!
Alleluia!
Endless hope and relentless joy started with a Baby Boy

{ 3 Comments }

  1. Mary, if I can make an edible arrangement you and the girls will have no problem with it. Merry Christmas.

  2. I have substituted coconut oil for butter before and it worked fine. I am sure you will enjoy the cake!