Saturday December 22nd..... Cookie Decorating in T Town
When we were first married I wanted to establish all kinds of traditions. One was the cookie decorating party for family at Christmas hosted at our house. We used to bake all sorts of kinds of things to hand out to neighbors and friends. People would get really into decorating sugar cookies, I distinctly remember some Stars Wars themed cookies. Those parties have been suspended in recent years because of logistics and little ones. But this year I wanted to reinstate them on a smaller scale since Aunt Robin and Aubrey Kate were in town. I made the sugar cookies and base icing from scratch and they both turned out really well. And to keep things simpler and cleaner I used the packs of icing for colors. They came out yummy and simple.
Later that night the fours of us went down to Christmas on the River. (It is really called Holidays on the River but you know what they mean ;) ) We were too little for ice skating but we did ride the carriage ride and Noah now has a thing for horses. We also did a few Random Acts of Kindness which I a wonderful idea I have been wanting to incorporate into our Advent Traditions but couldn't get coordinated. Maybe little by little. We had a sweet night with the four of us getting ready for Christmas.....
Monday ...Christmas Eve...
Christmas Eve is spent with Nana and Puddin in Birmingham. We have a delicious lunch, play with cousins, open presents, visit Lakeside Baptist Church for the Christmas Eve service and sing Happy Birthday Jesus and share birthday cake. I paticulary love the Christmas Eve service and this year Noah held his own candle. It was so sweet. Adam and I got married in this church and I always love to visit the sanctuary where we made our vows. There is a new baby in the family, Rhys. So I tried to get my fill of sweet baby love. Aubrey Kate is getting so big and is such a great talker! Nana and Puddin of course spoiled us all.
|Run Uncle Chris run|
|Teenage Aubrey Kate|
|Happy Birthday Jesus.|