I completely failed at documenting Christmas this year. I did not take any pictures of Christmas cookie baking, but let me tell you, in was an intense 2 days. The only pictures that I have are of a cookie platter I made when I had some people over before leaving for Hamburg.
|I made a key.|
For me for next year: the coconut toffee cookies are always the best (3 batches), the lofthouse sugar cookies were amazing, the peanut butter blossoms turned out great using butter, and 3 batches of biscotti was a perfect amount.
I also took some pictures of the house the night before we left for Hamburg. I had every intention of taking the Christmas decorations down tomorrow, but they just look so pretty and the tree isn't even losing any needles yet and I wasn't here to enjoy it all on Christmas. I think it may stay up at least until the end of the week. Devin says that he should have made me sign an agreement saying that I would take everything down today.
I think that I am going to like the house so much less once everything is down (sad face).
I have included a montage from Christmas Eve at my moms. My favorite picture is of her freaking out when she opened up a bound copy of my dissertation. She almost cried. It was a great reaction! Not sure how I am going to ever top that one.
Last, I have included a very silly picture of Janey.
Wishing you all the best in the new year.