Oatmeal Cookies with pecans, coconut and peppermint chips!
Sweety's grandmother's Sugared Walnuts
A beautiful chocolate cake from a recipe given to me recently by my friend, Wave.
I didn't decorate as much this year. It looks pretty though. Just enough. However, I have big plans for next year. I have a good friend that is a supreme Christmas decorator and she's volunteered (ok, I kinda told her) to help me (translate that to be she'll do most of the work and I'll tell her how great she is). Then I'll take her to lunch, buy her presents and let her know how much she's appreciated. Maybe, just maybe, she'll do it every year.
Our living room.
This sweet vintage bird ornament is my first ornament. I was 10 months old when it first hung on our tree. A true antique!
My mom bought this for her grandmother for Christmas in the 1950's and now it's mine. Something we'll continue to pass down through the family.
Sweety and I took our grandson's to ride the local Santa Express Train in the town next to ours. It's a regular train and the ride takes an hour and a half. Cookies, hot chocolate, elves, singing, dancing, stories, all the boys and girls in their jammies, and of course, Santa himself. We had such a great time and the kids were very appreciative.
What do you think folks? I think this really is Santa!!!
Our little grandson will be a big seven years old on Christmas Eve!!! Happy Birthday, Samuel!