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Of Biscotti, Birthdays, and Photos

December 12, 2012

Hello to all of you faithful readers of my blog! :) Thanks for popping in today! Here’s a few things from my life these days (other than school, which keeps me pretty busy!).

Despite our not getting any snow yet, it feels more like Christmas every day. Christmas letters have been coming in steadily, which I always look forward to. I do so love to read Christmas letters. :) I have enjoyed listening to Christmas music: Handel’s Messiah, Twila Paris, Amy Grant, and classical Christmas music! Yesterday I made our traditional Christmas biscotti. This is such a wonderful recipe. You can find it here.

  

Last weekend Mom and I drove up to see the Northern Nobles to celebrate Anna’s 16th birthday. Since our birthdays are so close together, Aunt Kathy gave us matching scarves. They are super cute! For the longest time I kept saying that I wanted to start wearing scarves, and I’m officially hooked! Now the challenge is trying to not wear it with every single outfit! :)

Anna had a birthday party on Saturday, themed “Pearls of Wisdom”. It was lovely! I enjoyed meeting her friends and seeing family. Anna is a beautiful young lady, inside and out. She’s a blessing to me in so many ways – it was very special to celebrate her life that day.

 At the end we took a group picture of the Noble ladies. From L to R: Aunt Diane, Mom, me, Grandmother, the Birthday Girl, and Aunt Kathy.
Happy, happy 16th birthday, Anna! I love you, girlie! :)
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It’s the second week of our Christmas photography contest over at God’s World Photography.  This contest is open to anyone, so if you’re interested in photography and would like to enter, please go ahead! You can find more details on the site. Here’s my picture:
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Well, that’s all for now. So what about you all? What sort of Christmas-y things are you up to these days? What kinds of treats do you like to make at Christmas? :)

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    Hannah

    December 12, 2012

    Lovely post, Brookie! Mmmm. Your biscotti looks delicious (wish we could share some time over a cup of tea and biscotti right about now. :) and the red scarves are too cute! :) Scarves are great, especially on chilly winter days!

    Happy birthday, Anna! May your 16th year be blessed. I would really, really love to meet you someday!

    Love and miss you, Brookie! Have a glorious day!

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    Anna

    December 17, 2012

    Best post ever! I love doing ladies tea’s; they are so fun aren’t they? Totally on the same path as you with the scarves. I never even noticed until the last couple months how fun and interesting they are and how many people wear them nowadays. I watched a fascinating video about 5 different and amazing ways to tie your scarf! If you would like the video I can send it to you. One of my favorite scarves are the “loop scarf”. Thanks for posting! =)

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    Anna

    December 19, 2012

    Such a sweet post, Brookie! I am so thankful that you were able to come to the tea, it really meant a lot to me that you guys were there! I am so glad that you are enjoying the scarf…it looks stunning on you :)

    Hannah – Yes! I can’t wait to meet you too someday! :)

    I love you so much and miss ya, Brooke! Have a wonderful day :)

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