24 December 2005

Merry Christmas Eve!

We had a wonderful early Christmas dinner with Becka and Dustin on Thursday night. Of course the bad children we are we didn't take pictures :(

We ate yummy snow crab legs, cocktail shrimp and we all kinda forgot to eat the salad and rice :) Becka brought over some French wine and we had rice crispies treats (the kids made in the morning), gingerbread cookies and fudge for dessert along with some delicious coffee and Kaluah.

We gave Becka and Dustin a Rachel Ray cookbook, Cooking 'Round the Clock (30 minute meals) and I finished Becka's scarf and hat just in time...now she has something warm with her in Virginia :) (I'll have to get a picture of her wearing her new gear when they return.)

They gave us a night out to dinner and a movie complete with babysitting! Elisabeth got a Shel Silverstein book called Runny Babbit and Joseph got a set of Hotwheels.

I also managed to finish another Christmas present last night, these socks...
for Steve, they will be gifted tomorrow.

Sadly, I have not finished the last gift I was working on, the tiger socks for Joseph have only made it this far...that is only the first sock, so I think these will make it as a Hanukkah present later this week.

Tonight we are going to Christmas Eve service and then home and the kids need to go right to sleep so Santa can bring all their presents. Tomorrow we will have the kids open one present and their stockings before church and then we will come home and Steve and Aida will come over to open the rest of the gifts with us. Tomorrow night we are going to their house for dinner and to light the first Hanukkah candles. WHEW!

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve and I will post more pictures after Christmas.


Donna Boucher said...

Ooooo Tiger yarn and Zebra socks! How cool! Did you make the zebra wrap for around the socks? That is such a nice idea, if you did that?

Congratulations on your excellent grades! I have a friend who teaches French at the local junior college. She absolutely loves her job!

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Sharon said...

I did make the wrap myself. I just printed the picture and text on a piece of cardstock, landscape direction, then I trimmed it down and just taped it around the socks, very simple. Elisabeth decided it made the socks look store-bought :) It did make the gift look much nicer than just the pair of socks stuffed in a bag.

Donna Boucher said...

Well....it is a darling idea! The graphic you used is very cute!

I should be so clever :o)