This year for the first time since before I came west for university I was able to have Christmas with my parents without getting on an airplane. I could definitely get used to this. We had a lovely Christmas morning together, opening gifts and eating like kings. And, of course, we made time for a little silliness too and lots of smiles. I woke up this morning to the sound of my parents laughing, which is a pretty great way to start Christmas
On Monday I went over to Gord & Shannon’s with Kendra to decorate Christmas cookies. Here are the ones I did:
My favorite one this year is this little guy – a snowman in a Santa suit! He’s going to be delicious.
I like fiddily crafts and doing things the slow way sometimes. These were a LOT of fun to make. We’ve done several rounds of cookies this year and I’m sure 2010 will have more cookies too. Hmm, Olympic ring cookies maybe? Or Quaatchi for a real challenge?
As soon as Dave & Janie get home we’re hopping on to Skype to video chat and I’m sure we’ll do the same with Mark & Rach before the day is out. The sun is shinning so brightly that I’m fairly sure there’s a river walk on the menu for this afternoon too.
Merry Christmas friends. May all your days be merry and bright!