Saturday, December 27, 2008

WR: Christmas Rocks.

The party continued yesterday as we celebrated Miss. R's birthday with more food and presents. I was going to make a truffle but opted instead for individual parfaits. Chocolate cake, pudding, whipped cream and fresh blueberries. Perfect. Christmas Day here was lovely. Good food, great presents, calls to family, a movie to share and books to look forward to. Yep, just right.
It was the year of the hat this Christmas. I found a perfect "Miss Dashwood" hat for KB (o.k., she found it and thankfully it was still there when I went back for it!) Feche-boy has been asking for a felt hat like Dad's for awhile. Aunt M sent Cub a black cowboy hat from NM and KB bought Flower a crocheted hat in TN this summer, complete with yellow flower!
KB, Viking Man and Jennifer Knapp.

Cool jewels from 10K Villages.

Christmas morning breakfast is served. Scalloped stuffed 'shrooms, quiche, sausage balls, KB's yummy orange and cranberry scones, fresh fruit, Miss R's delicious pumpkin rolls, grape juice from Feche-boy's grapes grown this summer.

Best gifts of the season. The beautiful leather bound Hebrew Bible Miss R gave to Viking Man. Feche-boy's dark brown felt hat-he is so darn cute! Cub received Star War transformers-nuff' said. He's a happy, happy boy! Extended Viking Fam sent lots of socks (hey, it's the little things- THANKS!) Miss R found some amazing oil based hand creme by L'Occitane that she gave to both KB and I love, love, love it! I can wear it without an allergic reaction and it works! Did I mention I love it? The girls bought me new cheater glasses with a granny chain that is BLING city! and Viking Man outdid himself!
Books were given, which is a given in our home. My motto: If you have 2 loaves of bread, sell one and buy a lily- or a book. I'm partial to both! Lots of Stephen Lawhead for Miss R and Feche Boy. KB received, Kabul Beauty School - an interesting and funky look at an expat living in Afghanistan. I was the happy recipient of 3 Cups of Tea, Living Memory and The Homeschooler's Book of Lists - woohooo! And have high hopes of finagling Pendragon from Miss R before she returns to school, taking her book with her.

Just New Years Eve and 2 more birthdays to go before the official Winter Party Season is over at our house. Hope you & yours are finding JOY this season!

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