I admit I had a tear in my eye as we sang It Came Upon A Midnight Clear...the second, third and fourth verses are really something.
Being able to go to church with my kids...and meet their friends....yes. Such a gift.
I got a kick out of Laura's stockings...
When accessorizing, it is always wise to consider adding a cat.
He replied that there were LOTS of mugs and cups...(the fact that none of them matched did not bother him in the least.)
Laura explained to him that by "tea cup" Mom meant something with flowers, and a saucer, and a cute little handle so I can crook my finger etc etc etc....
Jeff looked at her like she had lost her mind, and shot me a couple of looks of disbelief.
He declared that the blue glass mug was PERFECT for tea.
And of course, in the end, it was.
Meowsie had enough sense to stay out of that discussion.
Mom and Dad, we broke out the cheeses and nibble through the games.Crocker recipe that is the ONLY recipe that makes the cookies as I remember them as a child.
Jeff didn't have a mixer, so we had to cut the shortening in by hand. The batter never turned into a dough; it stayed crumbly, so Laura asked me to check it.
As it turned out, she had "eyeballed" the shortening amount; just scooping a chunk into the flour.
Yes...it actually is important to measure these things.
(I was feeling a little chilly, so I am wearing my hat still as I bake.)
That's my tray.
Red trees, brown snowmen...fun!
The green tree with white snowflakes is a tree still in the forest.
He did the cut out work too.
The hammer is for the Carpenter, the Scottie for Helix High School's mascot, our kid's high school.
We got talking about how every year on our anniversary my parents would have the kids over to spend the night and make Christmas cookies.
Jeff hadn't realized that we were always off for an anniversary at that time; he just thought it was cookie making time at Grandmas.
Laura asked me to check to see if the cookies were done.
All those years, and Laura was not sure exactly how to tell if the cookies were done. But then again, they were never the ones to pull the cookies out of the oven until now.
So we are kicking back, watching football, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, and surfing the Internet for houses in Sugar House, a cute little part of SLC.
A perfect Sunday afternoon.
We'll probably send out for Greek food tonight.
BIG storm predicted for tomorrow. Oh boy, its going to be a really, really white Christmas here for sure!
PS: Happy 84th birthday Dad!