Friday, December 26, 2008

post-Christmas wrap up (no pun intended)


I walked into my kitchen on Christmas eve and noticed that something didn't quite look right. The light looked funny. I checked the bulbs and the switches and then finally realized that the "funny" looking light was actually the sun streaming through the windows. It's been so long since we've seen sunlight! (and winter has just begun.) It seems like it's been unusually grey around here lately. So I got to do my happy dance in the kitchen!
happy dance Pictures, Images and Photos

Before we begin our Christmas baking, I am always amazed at how many bags of flour, sugar, powdered sugar, brown sugar, bricks of cream cheese, sticks of butter, bottles of vanilla we have collected. I tell myself each year that there is no way that we can possibly use it all. However, Josh found himself going to two different grocery stores on Christmas eve looking for more cream cheese and butter. Because one can never have enough baked goods containing lots of butter and cream cheese, right? (for inquiring minds, we used nine bricks of cream cheese this baking season. NINE!)

Christmas deco smiley Pictures, Images and Photos


My hair is now long enough to tie in a knot. (I know that has nothing to do with Christmas but I have been meaning to say that for four weeks!) I think I'm going to let it get long enough to tie into a bow and then decide what to do about/with it.


Christmas deco smiley Pictures, Images and Photos


We went to the Christmas eve services with my parents and my father-in-law. It was a wonderful service. Absolutely beautiful. (have I mentioned lately how much I love my church?)


Christmas deco smiley Pictures, Images and Photos


We had a good Christmas with only a few "bumps" in the road. Our Christmas day is always extremely busy because we go all day long. (My parents over in the morning for breakfast, next we go to Josh's parent's house for lunch, then his mom, dad, brother, sister, niece and her husband come to our house, and finally we head over to his sister's for dinner. In spite of some poor behaviour by those who shall not be named (and it wasn't the kids), we still had a wonderful, blessed day. I took several pictures (of course) and some video. This is probably my favorite picture of Christmas eve.



That's my baby!

Christmas deco smiley Pictures, Images and Photos
I have very few plans today. (I am not working today!) I am going over to church this morning because I left my Bible on Wednesday night. Then I promised the dogs we would stay in and take a nap. They are very excited.

Christmas deco smiley Pictures, Images and Photos

I hope your Christmas recovery is going well. Have a most wonderful day!

5 comments:

Abbasgirl said...

Had a great Christmas. How did you get the day off? Hope you can take a nap and read a little today.

We had a great day yesterday with family at our house.

I am about to crank up the Christmas music now.

Love, Annette

Karen said...

I made the schedule. :) No, seriously, I tried to give everyone either Christmas eve or the day after off and since I worked Christmas eve, I'm enjoying the day off today!

annie's eyes said...

You earned the day off, girl! I wondered about you this morning when I was dragging my tail out of bed at 8 a.m.! So busy in stores today, I stayed home myself. Sunshine is so good for the happy dance--may you have more of such a good thing. It's warm and drearily wet here. But never fear, it's the weather and subject to change any moment. Happy recovery day to you! Love, A

UL Cards Fan said...

Hi Karen,
It's Linda from KY. SIESTAS. Saw that you are also taking up Beth's scripture challenge.

I have continued with my other NOGS group, Siestas for Him, and we plan to start Esther in Jan.

Have a great 2009. Love, LINDA

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