Sunday, December 26, 2010

PROJECT 365...kinda


Week 52, kinda
SUNDAY, 12/20...no pics :(
but on Monday...I got two pics

MONDAY, 12/21 Babygirl and I enjoyed mani and pedi treatments ... even though they're from Vietnam, they decorate for the Christmas and wish everyone Christmas wishes...I loved their tree

Babygirl kinda likes having her fingers and toes 'done', can you tell?

LATER THAT SAME AFTERNOON, she had to get busy finishing a present for a friend...I'll have to show it to you later, she hasn't presented it yet..it will be after her best friend returns from her Christmas trip.

WEDNESDAY, 12/22
I was gathering the gifts I had bought for my accountability/prayer group so I could cook the next day and fill their 'plates'

 I was able to go ahead and get a one of the munchies finished...just LOVE these shortbread cookies with Ghirardeli chocolates squished into each center...oh, so buttery!
12/23, THURSDAY
We enjoyed our lunch together at Red Robin's, I had a guacamole bacon burger...then we exchanged gifts (but we didn't get any pics)...we so love getting together to eat, pray, share...made my week.

12/24, FRIDAY
Last-minute shopping for Dad, helping babygirl choose some last minute things and then home to wrap.  While Dad and babygirl were readying for church, I prepared stuffed shells and pasta sauce for dinner...I was able to get ready while it baked in the oven.  I was finally able to setup the camera to get a family shot...these are hard to come by, believe me.  Somehow I don't believe it will make my Christmas card next year, I may do a collage of Christmas morning shots for next year's card.  Babygirl was so pretty in her new Christmas dress and pearls...I really do have a grown daughter...I have to keep pinching myself through all my hot flashes...you'll notice I had to dress with sleevelessness...I did wear a red and black jacket over this tank to go outside...it was around 53*


SATURDAY, 12/25
We certainly enjoyed our time together under the Christmas tree and then opening stockings...lots of sweet surprises...Mama has a tomtom, finally...although, I'll name him something else once I decide his voice...of course, he'll have to have an appropriate name, hahah...either going to choose an 'aussie' accent or maybe a little Irish!

Since we ate such a late brunch of french toast and sausage, I ended up doing a later Christmas dinner (around 7pm).  I prepared Sourdough rolls in my breadmaker, glazed a  Smithfield mini ham with my drysack sherry/greypoupon/honey/brown sugar glaze, left-over-frozen Thanksgiving turkey breast, BS&K's wonderful cranberry sauce, ultra cherry mixed fruit, lima beans w/ vidalia onions, glazed slow-roasted sweet potatoes, and it was all followed by a fresh-from-a-pumpkin gingersnap pie (thank you, Alton)
We watched a couple of Christmas movies before and after dinner while running back and forth to the window watching the snow grow as the minutes went by...this is the first white Christmas we've had here in Georgia ..since 1993 when a trace amount was reported...the last Christmas with any significant accumulation was in 1882.  This REALLY made this year's Christmas special...wonder if we'll have church tomorrow?
MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!
THANKS FOR HOSTING ALL YEAR, SARA...YOU'RE A SPORT.

Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,

6 comments:

sara said...

sounds like a wonderful Christmas!!!

However, with the dinner, you lost me at lima beans!! My mom forced me to eat those when I was a kid (actually a funny story), so I swallowed them whole like a pill...still can't eat them! ha!

Happy New Year!!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I'm glad your dinner turned out better than mine!

Talk to you later.

Tell you know who to smile next time the camera snaps :)

R

RaD said...

What a great week you had! I'd be excited if it snowed where we lived too, but I've lived here 11 years and no such luck. I just don't think it's gonna happen.

Kim said...

What a wonderful week! I personally can't have to stand anyone touch my feet (super ticklish) but my daughter luuuuurves 'em :)

Seriously craving those shortbread cookies! Ben's going to make No Bakes this week so I am looking forward to those!

Love the family photo! (And can totally relate to the need for sleeveless!)

Your dinner sounds SOOOOO yummy!

Snow for Christmas -- how special! Looks gorgeous!

Am looking forward to meeting you and BS&K next year! Not sure when we'll be in Lawrenceville but we HAVE to get together then!!!

Happy New Year!

Tori said...

A mani & pedi sound really good!
You look lovely in your picture.
Those cookies look delicious!!
Have a Happy New Year!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A week of beautiful memories. I had some as well; just not the energy to write about them at this point.

The snow is melting over here, but my kids had a blast!! Thank the Lord for good neighbors who entertained them for hours on end.

peace~elaine