(These are the actual numbers produced not the order in which I'm rating them)
12 Steaks a-sizzling (Yes folks, it was a regular Surf-and Turf Christmas eve complete with New York Strips and Lobster tails!)
11 Songs a-singing (a night of caroling with the neighbors)
10 Art projects starting
9 Bags a-covering (I made some extra Christmas bags this year out of Zach's old PJ's for wrapping up gifts
8 Children playing (our 3 kids plus Ben and Joy's 5)7 chairs a-covering (Zach recovered Joy's dining room chairs)
6 Bags a- candying (homemade fudge and caramel)
5 Golden Bow ties (actually they are quite colorful and they are all for Zach, no little boy ties)
4 Plates of cookies
3 Bread loaves steaming
2 Jars a- jam'ing (blackberry jam from this summer that I forgot with the first bread-loaf delivery)
1 Blog- a printing (Zach formated the first year and a half of my blog into a photo album for me, it took him 20+ hours to do it)
We spent a lovely Christmas eve over at Ben and Joy's enjoying an indulgent evening of Grade A beef and shellfish. We were also pleasured to see Tina, James, and Jeanette who spent the night there while we trotted the little ones off to their own beds. Christmas morning was a small family affair here in our own little basement apartment opening gifts and taking them for a test drive. Later in the afternoon we hopped back over to the Lindon Hutchins' for some more Christmas R&R. Wish you all could have been here with us.
Merry Christmas to all and to all A good night!
Playing with Aunt Tina