Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Memories 09'

With the help of three of the cutest elves I could find, I managed to get my bake on this Christmas...and by doing so I'm sure I've managed to get my weight on as well. I'm gonna be honest here folks ...I have NO IDEA why I bake the things I do at Christmas time! Half the things I bake, no one in my house even likes...just traditions that have been passed down I suppose.

So this year I decided to lighten my baking load by ditching the pain in the you know what to make and never eaten peanut butter balls and coconut bon-bons and instead asking the family to pick one thing they would like mom to make for Christmas.

Tyler? Peanut Butter Fudge- Hands down every time
Maggie? Sugar Cookies with frosting
Aidan? Peanut Butter Crackers dipped in White Chocolate
Adam? Peanut Butter Blossoms

I was afraid I had eaten the entire pan of these all by my lonesome...but my sister reassured me that she had eaten one...phew!

Christmas Morning was wonderful here...the man with the bag certainly delivered.

The kiddos requested Mario Kart as a group gift.

It was an iPhone Christmas for Tyler ...and Adam
Aidan requested a digital camera...and he has since been torturing us with the video function.

Maggie requested Art supplies...she received an Easel, multiple sized and shaped canvases, brushes, and paints.

I was actually able to surprise Adam this year (he knew about the iTouch)...usually I'm not so hot at it...he on the other hand rocks at surprises...this used to be a lot easier to do when I worked and he didn't know where every penny was going. But this year I was able to get him a Keurig coffee machine (we affectionately refer to her as "Kay") without our checkbook ever skipping a beat. And he we can't stop using it! It is so snazzy that I dare say it would make even a non-coffee drinker wanna brew their own cup o' joe.

I received the Prime Lens I had longed for since last Christmas...and it's a tradition in our house that Adam gets Maggie and I gift cards to the mall so that we can have a "Mother/Daughter After Christmas Day of Shopping" together. We started that last year and Maggie lives for it! I also got a Clarisonic Facial Cleanser it. I just knew that as cold natured as I am, this would for sure be the year of the Snuggie...But this year for me could easily be referred to as "The year of the scarf"....I think I got 8...or joke. Where do I keep them? Hang? Drawer? Paid storage unit? Seriously, where do you keep yours? Any ideas would be appreciated greatly.

One of those spectacular gifts Adam gave was 8 tickets to see The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at The Grand Ole Opry downtown. Adams mom, my mom, and her fiance were able to join us as one big happy family! We first toured the beautiful Opryland Hotel (yes, you Blissdom '10 attenders are in for a real treat!)...check out that tree! Then moved over to the Grand Ole Opry house for the show. The show was phenomenal...the Rockettes themselves were beyond impressive...the Nativity emotional (yes, I cried)...the memories wonderful!

Hope ya'll had a wonderful Christmas too! :-)

"And whatever I do, may it always bring Glory to You"

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