Its been a whirlwind for the past couple of weeks! Cookie swaps, last minute chocolate parties, a staff holiday party, shopping, a stomach virus, a final project for class, shopping, baking, a final exam, get togethers with extended family, the flu that started on Thursday and carried through to today, a snow storm.....its been busy here, thats for sure!
I went to a card and cookie swap on the 10th. It was hosted by the owners of my former LSS...they still keep in touch with many of us and we look forward to this party every year. There was lots of great cookies
and someone really went above and beyond, but we won't mention Suzanne's name...or show the cookies that she made either
Here is a sampling of the cards
And lets talk about these tags....pure genius....a unique alternative to cards. They were packaged in groups of 5 tags per ring
Kudos to my friend Ruth for such a great idea!
We had Bob's family get together the week before Christmas at his sister's house. Almost everyone was there, except for Bob, who had a cold, and 2 of his nieces who had to work.
Why is it that everyone has to gather in the kitchen? We always do that, and Chris's house is huge, so its not like there is not enough room to spread out or anything....
We got our tree the first week of December. It was a big one this year. I was actually told it was too big....seriously....a Christmas tree can never be too big! But not to worry, it was quickly dwarfed by the volume of gifts placed under it!
Sorry that its a little grainy, but I used my little point & shoot without the flash...
I honestly believe that the size of the gift your kids ask for are in direct relation to their age and height....2 of them got TVs for Christmas....one got a queen size bed, which, by the way, did not get placed under the tree...
A good time was had by all, except for Chris who is sitting on the couch with a stomach virus..
And although I had a wicked cold/flu, I puttered through the day and got dinner on the table (finally) at about 6 PM....not bad, considering I wanted to throw in the towel and beg for mercy by 10 AM.
Santa must have thought I was a really good girl this year. He really loves me and was incredibly generous
Thanks for stopping by!