Dec 22, 2006

Our Christmas Festivities

So...it is feeling more like Christmas now around here. I got our wreath made and hung on the door. Some good friends of ours have quite a bit of land with tons and tons of different types of trees and berries. So, this is the second time I've gone to their house to make a wreath with their home grown foliage! :)
It was warm enough to wear short sleeves! Actually, we just started digging a garden plot outside and letting Brayden play in the front yard. It has been in the 70's for the last couple of days...today is drizzly though. Perfect time to make Christmas cookies.


Brayden is looking at his cousin Ethan on the computer. I'm trying to tell him about all of his cousins all over and show him pictures of them. Brayden has 10 cousins!



Today I've been baking up a storm. We are having the Christmas Eve party at our house and I wanted to have a cookie tray....I made three different types.



These are called "Suprise Package Cookies." They are shortbread but then in the middle of the cookie is an Andes Mint. Yum. I found the redipe in Taste of Home.



Here are the almond bark pretzels and such. THese always remind me of my dad. In the mountains during Christmas break I would make these and dad would always come snitch before they were done hardening.






And the classic gingerbread cookie....also a reminder of home.




6 comments:

Jonno said...

awww, you're TORTURING me!!! i want to eat all of it, but i'm so sick now. i havnt been sick for years, and now it's christmas time...the worst possible time. i didn't see any apple bundt cake in there...

aubrey payne said...

truly beautiful...super proud of my home-making friend and her confectionary/decorating projects. you're awsome!!
love you bunches!

Wing-OHHHH! said...

That is a really cute picture of your baby and husband! Merry Christmas Guys!

aubrey payne said...

congrats on the texting, by the way, and oddly enoough everything else at that party was like something out of a high class class restaurant...just with cheesy grits...WIERD.
merry christmas, love!!
aubrey

CorleyAunt said...

OK...I am speaking from actual personal experience that Alyssa is an amazing hostess and cook! It was the best Christmas Eve I have ever spent as an adult! My favorite 2 yummies were the cheese ball and the Ritzy Peanut Bark Cookies! Can we all say, "YAY!"???

soulreavers said...

That all looks grand. Merry Christmas to ya'll...and can you believe your brother's latest post? Isn't that just INSANE?

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