Love this season!
Here is a short slide show of our pics from Christmas. I took an unusually small number of photos (for me) - I guess I was really into it!
I've also been scrapbooking (yes, the old fashioned paper way :P) and here's what I've come up with:
Sorry about the terrible color on these - I took the photos in my basement. :) The colors are much nicer IRL. The two page spread is actually scrapped on a nice tan colored cardstock - not a greeny-yellow one :D I was even bold and added some glitter to the one with the butterflies. Yes - I used glitter! LOL!
I had a great, though quiet, Christmas this year. We loved the peace and quiet, but we found that we really did miss the visiting with family and friends. That surprised even me! The kids were happy with their gifts, and we all spent a great day together - just the 6 of us. I even did the whole turkey and mashed potatoes thing, and I LOVED how yummy it was. Here's a neat trick - lay slices of bacon over your entire turkey (it took one package to cover mine) then stick it in the oven to bake. No BASTING! That's right - the bacon bastes the turkey! Oh, and rub chili powder over the entire turkey before laying on the bacon. I stuffed the turkey loosely with some chopped apples, onions, garlic, and sage. Then - here is the fun part - brush maple syrup over the turkey during the last half hour of cooking. It was delish! I have to say, though, I've got WAY too much turkey left over. I think we ate about 1/4 of the turkey - the kids were so filled up with the treats from their stockings! Sheesh!
Hope you had a great Christmas season with your families! Ciao for now!