The 2012 Christmas season was very busy for us! We had more parties and social functions to attend than ever before. Dinners, parties, musicals, shows… seemed to have something to go to or do every other day! By the time we left to visit the in-laws in NC I was exhausted and ready for some time away!
The house looked great and very Christmas’y inside… but we had a new roof put on right before Christmas, so we didn’t put out any outside decorations… had a few of our neighbors worried!
We baked allot too! I went to my very first cookie exchange, had a great time visiting with friends I haven’t seen since I was a teenager and giggling about old times! I made eggnog glazed nutmeg spiced sugar cookies. They where AWESOME! I will make them again next year! There were dozens of great cookies there at the exchange and we had cookies to spare for weeks! I made a huge batch of Christmas buttons to take on our trip, we also made rolos and pretzels… they are just as tasty!
I went to my first Tea this year too… Silverdale Baptist Church has a Women's Tea each year. And while I went last year, it was held in the main sanctuary because the fellowship hall was under construction There were no tables or dinner… just snacks and coco… It didn’t seem right and now I know why! Each hostess takes a table and decorates it, provides the plates and stemware… I was the guest of my neighbor, who hosted a table this year. I helped her with her candy themed table deco. It was great! She did a great job and I am looking forward to next year!
My Christmas cactus even had a good year and bloomed almost on cue, which was nice… last year it bloomed for Valentines Day!
We had lost of greeting from friends and family, both near and far! This year I am planning on making a cool card book that I have spotted on pintrest… stay tuned for a crafty post later…
Little Russ was SO GLAD to be home and getting back to her normal sleep schedule (I was glad to be back home too!)