It's been a hectic week and we're only about halfway through it. Yesterday, everyone but Mom and me went out to a rock quarry lake and spent some time clambering up and down the rocks. I sort of wanted to go, but was also needing some downtime. Having a houseful of people, even people I love, is wonderful, but it's also a little wearing.
The Christmas cookie baking was great fun. We did the traditional sugar cookies and the kids helped decorate them to their great delight. John made a batch of rice krispie holly bars and then we made our family's favorite christmas cookie which is an almond flavored, sugared, wafer-thin sandwich cookie with buttercream filling. Yum! Christmas just isn't Christmas without those cookies!
Last night, we watched Tenacious D which happened to be on TV, and laughed ourselves silly. Even Mom watched it, though I was sure she'd give up and go to bed after the first 10 minutes. :)
I'm hoping that next year I will manage to do some handmade cards like the ones that gale_storm and jes6ica sent me. They were so beautiful!
I'm barely managing to get online once a day and read emails or check my friends list, but wish a very very merry Christmas to you all! :)