Christmas Wrap Up

My Christmas was a pleasant one. Nothing exciting happened and — thank God — nothing dreadful did either. The day before Christmas Eve, I spent it baking holiday goodies as presents for a few family members. Maple sugar cookies, peanut butter blossoms and cookies n’ cream fudge is what I filled the Christmas tins with this year.

On Christmas Eve, we headed down to my Mom and Nan’s house for a few hours. Since my Nan is not doing well, they opted out of having their annual Christmas Eve party but wanted to make sure we came down to get our gifts and spend some time with Nan. After a few hours, we headed down to Mike’s Dad and Grandpa’s house. We ate, bullshited and exchanged gifts and then headed back home. That night we spent watching various movies and tv shows and pretty much just relaxed. Raven went to bed at about midnight and I was not up long after that. I placed the gifts under the tree, filled the stockings and went to bed.

I woke up at a few minutes before 8am. I went to see if Raven was awake yet and (of course) she was. She was on her computer, liking a variety of pages on Facebook and waiting until we awoke. After unwrapping her gifts, Mike unwrapped his, I unwrapped mine and Jedi and London unwrapped theirs.  Actually, we had to help them unwrap theirs.

Raven got one of her favorite movies on DVD. The Taste of Tea.

Jedi playing with his Christmas catnip mouse that he got in his stocking.

London loving his new raccoon stuffed animal with a crinkly tail and squeaky appendages.

I got a Kitchen Ninja from my Mom and Nan. Five awesome drawings from my oh so talented daughter. Labyrinth t-shirt, Princess Bride DVD, new camera case that looks like a backpack and kitty cat earrings from my husband. And money from various family members. All in all it was a delightful holiday. How was everyone else’s holiday?


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    December 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Mmm, peanut butter blossoms! I actually did not bake this Christmas which is very surprising! I am glad you had a great holiday! Funny, we got my mom a Kitchen Ninja even though I have no clue what the heck that thing does. I guess I am the only one that has never seen the commercial for it, lol. Shows how much tv I watch, huh? Hope you have a great New Year!

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    December 28, 2010 at 12:18 am

    “Labyrinth t-shirt, Princess Bride DVD” – Totally jealouscatz!

    I’m glad that you had a mellow Christmas. It’s kinda awesome that your daughter waited for you all to awaken rather than march in with pots and pans or something like I used to do to my parents.

    What is a kitchen ninja?

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      December 28, 2010 at 3:50 pm

      A kitchen ninja is a blender, food processor and chopper all in one. You can make awesome frozen drinks with it.

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    December 29, 2010 at 2:06 am

    Glad to hear you had a good Christmas! what kind of kid waits til everyone else is awake? dude, i’d be waking everyone up like “hurry up and get up… presents! ” haha

    I didn’t do a whole lot of baking this Christmas… it was actually my first Christmas without the rest of my family who does all the baking! I did make some fudge for the first time and it turned out 😀

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    December 29, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Wow your cookies look amazing! I’m glad you had a nice Christmas!

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    December 31, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday, it’s nice that you still got to see your Nan even though she isn’t feeling as well – hope she gets better soon. Also, your cookies look amazing!!

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    December 31, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Sounds like an awesome Christmas! I can’t believe you got Princess Bride. I should have thought to get this for my husband this year, he loves it!

    I still want to try and make those maple cookies, they look so yummy! Happy New Year…hope it’s a great night for you and the fam!

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