Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Getting into the spirit of things...



My shopping is 95% done. Just one more gift to get. The wrapping is about 85% done. We've been having a lot of fun around here. We delivered some treats last night and have more to do tonight. We had fun looking at all the light displays. Cookie day was a huge success, I learned to make meringues and found a great gingerbread cookie recipe. It's been a fun season.

We went to Tony's work party last weekend at the Motor City Casino. We had a great time mingling with his co-workers and eating yummy food. They had a wonderful dessert spread. I think I could have bathed in the cinnamon sauce. They also had a cracker type bread that I would like to add to my list of things to learn to make. It was sad though, to witness the disparateness between the huge, bright, shiny casino and the burned-out, abandon houses, literally across the street. It reminded us of the scenes in Back to the Future where Biff has taken over and they live in that hotel-it was just like that. It seemed sad.

On Saturday night, Lucy and I went to the Ward Christmas party. We had a great time visiting with family and friends and seeing Santa. There was a nice Christmas message and I sang with the Young Women. I wondered how Lucy would respond to Santa this year; I thought maybe she would be nervous or scared, she surprised me and she ran up to him, open-armed with reckless abandon. It was pretty adorable. She told him she wanted candy and toys. Luckily we don't watch commercials so she really hasn't figured out how to ask for specific things and we still get to give her whatever we think she'll like, (and some things she needs-parents are lame like that). It's been a lot of fun shopping for her this year.

A few more preparations and then time to relax.
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1 comment:

K+B said...

You already know what I want to say. :)
Love all your pictures. Hope you have a great christmas!