Sorry, Mrs. Claus has come down with a lovely Christmas Cold. She spent most of Christmas Eve in bed. I had to miss our church's Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, I was SO bummed. I had been looking forward to it for at least a month. But all the rest did me good, I was able to wake up with lots of Christmas energy for the boys. :o)
So as promised a little tour of us at Christmastime...
I made my Grandmother's rolls to take to our friends house for dinner. They are scrumpcious.
This is also what I was up to today...Red Velvet Cake and Mini Poundcakes.
This doesn't really have anything to do with it, but apparently I think Jay is bigger than he really is. I got him these new pajama pants, and yes, we could both fit in them. Please excuse my bed head.
The boys got legos. Lots of legos. Oh the joy!
"Dumb and Dumber"
I normally get the boys pajamas that I make them open up on Christmas eve and wear that night, so they look all cute for the Christmas morning photos. But they are getting a little big for matchy-matchy pajamas, so we got them new slippers. Croc slippers. Since they pretty much walk outside in the barefeet, socks or slippers, I decided to get them ones that are made for goin' to town in.
The china hutch that is filled with our Christmas dishes, though my lovely camera skills don't allow you to see them. Windows to the backyard.
'Merry Christmas' in the School Corner.
A Corner in the Kitchen.
Our Advent Calendar. The boys have loved this thing from the beginning. At the start of the season it's full of little wooden stars, they take one down each day and put into the manger. It's at the foot of their stairs so they can do it each morning when they come down.
The Stockings; we hang the Jesus stocking in the middle. We write letters to Jesus, of what we'd like to give him this year, then we stuff them inside. And yes, we are that lame to actually have stockings for our animals and they actually get filled.
The Nativity Set my Mama & Daddy gave me. It replaces the little wooden one that I got before I was even married. The boys used that one upstairs in their rooms. But the boys are in charge of all the nativities in the house. Each day they get re-arranged just a little bit different. Because we're guessing that the animals probably got a little restless during that time and needed to move a bit. :o)
I do so much baking and cooking during this time, this is the corner I keep all my cookbooks that I'm gonna use. That little angel was given to me by my sister years ago, I absolutely love it and her crazy wire hair.
Merry Christmas, I'm off to take a shower and dress for dinner. I hope y'all have a very special Christmas with those that you love.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
with love from... Dena