It's been a lovely Christmas Eve! I spent the morning making a special breakfast for the Cute Gremlins. We'd found this marvelous book at the library:
which, at the end of the story, gives the recipe for the traditional British meal of Toad-In-A-Hole (which I first ever heard of in the movie "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" when I was a little girl, but had never actually tried.) So we gave it a go and it was quite tasty!
Then we played board games and did some laundry/general hanging around the house stuff. Friend Christina came by for a few minutes and dropped off some presents around the tree. (She will come back over tomorrow before the CGs leave for their week at their dad's.) She's only home 40 more days before a return deployment to Afghanistan. Please, pleasepleaseplease keep her in your prayers! She left to run errands before church, and we went into town and grabbed a bite of lunch, CG the Elder got a haircut, and we returned home to play more games and watch Christmas movies. At 5:30 was the candlelight service at church, which was just lovely and filled my heart with such peace. I do love my church family so much! Home once again, we helped Gran fix a nice dinner and just enjoy the evening.
The CGs went to bed, "Santa" finished up by bringing the rest of the presents out of hiding and filling the stockings, and now I'm blogging to you, my wonderful friends- wishing you every wonderful Christmas happiness as I head off to bed. (But not before, in my notoriously creative and last minute flash of artist personality, I finish making a few gifts for friends!!!)
Happy Christmas to you all!!!