|Card from Frugally Challenged all the way from the UK!|
DH and I went out for a late lunch and then finished the last of the Christmas shopping for food, drinks, and treats. I still wanted to pick up one thing for DD2 and that was taken care of. When we got home, the girls and I played a game of Scrabble. I've never liked Scrabble, but we played with our own modified rules. In attempts to build out the board, we looked at each other's letters, and helped each other come up with ways to use out tiles. We nibbled on popcorn, hot cider and cocoa. The game used to be my mom's, and there were some old score pads in the box along with a small dictionary. Once we got stuck on letters, we first looked up creative words in the dictionary just in case but then decided to allow made up words. It was more fun than traditional scrabble! DD1 came up with a 104 point word this way.
DD1 and I are going to make a few more treats and a batch of jam today. She wants to bring some back with her to Wisconsin, and I want to supplement a few gifts. Otherwise, we are pretty well set for the holidays. DS arrives late tonight. The kids are trying to figure out where everyone will sleep. It should be a lovely family filled few days.
I'll end this post sharing a few pictures. The Santa's, an assortment of toys and ornaments, has been dubbed "drunken Santa party." Ten years ago my son came home from college and seeing all the Santa's by my wine rack asked, "what's with the drunken Santa party?" and it's stuck ever sense. If you are preparing today, good luck with the last of your work. I'm focusing today on just being with those I love, enjoying these moments.
|The Santa party.|
My Christmas village-mainstreet and the community square.
|Ready for Santa|
|30 years of memories.|