Sunday, December 26, 2010


Just a quick note to let you know what's going on here. As you can see I got all my baking done.(Well I did have some other things I was going to make but we will be lucky to eat what I did make) I made Cracker Candy, Hot Chocolate Cookies, Peanut Butter Blondies, Muddy Buddy Mix, Orange Cream Cookies, Original Chex, Pretzels/Rolo/Pecan Treats, and a Bohemian Hoska. I also made some Kolache but I guess I forgot to take a picture of them.

We had the most wonderful Christmas Day. As you can see I did wear my cupcake PJ's like I said I would. For lunch we had Potato Soup and assorted snacks. We had our pizza later for dinner with some peppermint Eli's cheesecake for dessert and my husband Mark did all the dishes for the day which was a big treat for me!

Skye and Charlie had so much fun. I have some video of them playing but I'm to lazy today to get them posted. Sky sleeping with her favorite toy and later she was knocked out for the rest of the evening. The toy she is laying with is a flat/no stuffing toy. She did get the squeakers out of the nose and tail. All her other stuffed toys were destroyed, stuffing everywhere until she found the squeakers in those. As you can see the turkey has no stuffing anymore. Charlie doesn't do that.
We opened presents for about 4 hours and we all received the best gifts. After we opened presents, before we had dinner, the kids (adults of course) had so much fun making little Gingerbread houses. I think they spent about 2 hours on them. I had seen the kit at Walmart and they said they want this to be a tradition every year. It was the most enjoyable two hours.
This morning I left the house at 6:45 am to do some after Christmas shopping. I went to Target and got some gift card holders (remember, the out of town families are getting GC next year!) I also got some ribbon and a few wrapping papers. Then I went over to Hallmark to get a few things. Not much but I did get some boxed cards because I just can't resist them. I really didn't buy any gifts for next year like I usually do. I did get a recordable book to do for my future grandchildren and one for my dad to do so I will always have his voice for me, my children and future grandchildren.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas too!

I did have a very emotional time at church on Christmas Eve but I will save that story for another day. God really touched me, He is so awesome!

Now it's time to each some leftovers, watch a movie and most likely fall asleep because I am really tired.

P.S. I got a really nice check from my dad for Christmas and what do you think my children asked me? Can we go to Disneyland and I of course said yes!!!


Sonya said...

That is so nice of you to share! Have fun!

Tammy said...

Wow--beautiful pictures! Belated merry Christmas!

Karen Mortensen said...

Sounds like you had a very nice Christmas. Can't wait to hear the church story.

Technodoll said...

eeeee! our family agreed last night, at the end of the festivities, that next year's dress code is pyjamas!! see? i love the way you roll, sweetie :-)

i still cannot believe you did all that baking. oh my.


i'm glad everything went well and that it was a christmas to remember xxx

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Debby, all of the baking looks so good! I didn't do my normal baking this year and I have to admit, I missed it.

I think Skye and my Sam have the same idea...tear up the toy and then have Mommy fix it. I decided though, that I'm going to get this toy that I saw on Amazon. It it a restuffable toy. The puppy pulls the squirrels out of the tree stump and then they can be put back in.

I'm all for pjs too.

nancygrayce said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Lots of nice food and family! Love the cup cake pj's.....Sorry you got emotional, but it is rather an emotional time of year.

A multi-dimensional life said...

So glad to hear about your wonderful Christmas. So much familiarity, Debbie. The cookies look much like ours and Kolache's are on our platter too! And our dog Abby had stuffing all over our floor as well. She goes wild until she finds that squeaker! :)
Don't you just love snuggling up in your Christmas p.j's?!
Sweet dreams!

Headless Mom said...

Glad you had a good day!

Anonymous said...

Yum,they all looked so good.
Im pretty pooped out too
Took a nap
You will have to buy an ornament for your tree at disneyland

Unknown Mami said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. I am so impressed by all the baking you got done.

Happy New Year!

Caroline said...

Beautiful pics and so glad you had a wonderful day. All the best in 2011. Happy New Year !!

LynnMarie said...

Sounds like a great holiday for all of you. So glad you had a blast.

Parsley said...

Totally loved this post! Looks like a Merry Christmas indeed.

Brandy@YDK said...

i LOVE your cupcake pjs. and all that candy looks freakin delish.

the puppies look adorable!

merry christmas.

Michelle said...

Looks like you had a really awesome Christmas.

I think I would like to make Gingerbread Houses next year..sounds like a good tradition now the our boys are older.

Enjoy your visit to Disneyland :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ahhh your dad is too sweet and of course you said yes! :)

LOVE all the cookies, I'm so glad the orange cream are now a staple :).

Those PJ's are so CUTE I tried to see if they had any left and no luck. I'll keep searching :)

The puppies look like they had a ton of fun too!! The Gingerbread houses are too cute!

E. said...

Such yummy looking food. All I made this year was shortbread but was nice.

Sounds like you all had a great day.

Ooh Disneyland. How exciting.

Joyce said...

We spent a lot of time in our pjs glad you had a happy Christmas!

Dapoppins said...

oh, could you send me the recipe for the "cracker cookies!" I have been looking for that one!

Your Christmas looks to have been wonderful!

I think you must have added something to the house kits, cause those are the best houses ever! We always seem to make a huge mess with the frosting!

Laura said...

Sounds like a wonderful day and I love the gingerbread houses! I got some kits for the Bigs and can't wait to try them out... I'm thinking we'll have to wait until Saturday! I LOVE the pjs by the way! Super cute. My dogs do the same thing with the squeeker toys- this year they just got yummy treats- I don't think they were disappointed though! :-)

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