Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Last Minute Goodies
I love Christmas Eve!! All the anticipation and preparation is coming to an end tomorrow but today we are still getting ready! My late husband's family always celebrated on Christmas Eve with their holiday dinner, gift exchange and church. We pretty much followed this pattern for our family while the girls were at home. Santa and stockings were for Christmas morning with a brunch to follow. Now that the girls are back in Tulsa we are developing our own traditions as their families expand. Today we will go to 5 p.m. church which the "Children's" service....If Miss Ella is anything like she was at the Carol Sing on Sunday she will entertain us all. Then we will have a buffet at my house of appetizers and desserts. We may open a few gifts but we will head to Jenny's for a giant "Family Sleepover" , gift exchange, and game night. Miss Ella will be tucked into her bed with visions of "Sugar Plums" while we enjoy the most magical night of the year.
Believe it or not...I gave ALL those cookies away with the exception of a few decorated sugar cookies for me!! I give a LOT of platters at Christmas!
We also make one last batch of Cinnamon Rolls.
Jenny made the dough and I rolled and panned them out. She is as good as her mama now. I am so proud!!
As usual I was up late last night working on my "LAST" Christmas project. It is a quilt my mother pieced while she was stuck in the house during the snow/ice storm in early December.
It is simple but the fabrics are bright and beautiful. I swirled the center. I am going to finish it this morning.....aren't all quilters quilting on Christmas eve????
We all met at the OK Aquarium yesterday for Miss Ella to see "Scuba Santa". It was the coolest Santa ever!!
Now I have seen everything!! We have had so much fun with her this season.
Can't wait to see her with the presents.
Off to quilt and make one last pan of fudge for a friend....it's a long story....I will share later!!
Merry Christmas eve to all my blog friends!! Please leave me a note today. I don't get many comments but I would love to hear from all of you!!