Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Its Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas at the Rich Home...

We spent a large portion of Saturday morning having our Christmas pictures taken and then spent the afternoon out shopping for our Christmas tree, We found a frasier fir just like we wanted. Daniel did the lights this year and everyone helped decorate. It was fun! The kids were all so into it this year, especially Mercy.  She cracked us up being so serious and intent while hanging each ornament. With the tree up and the house all decorated. I felt compelled to get a jump start on our Christmas goody making. Yesterday the kids and I drove to Roanoke early in the morning to get our supplies at Sam's. After we came home, we did a little school and then Kimmy and her boys came over and we had a great time visiting around the Christmas tree! After the kids came home from swim practice last night we made "Lemon Chess Bars" and today we made "Chocolate Peppermint Cookies". The kids just love making Christmas goodies. I let each member of my family have one goody out of what we make and then we freeze the rest for Christmas parties, gatherings and gifts. Ahhh, There is nothing more fun than having lots of  kids to celebrate Christmas with! Did I mention how much fun it is to shop for their Christmas gifts? We are so blessed to have them and thank God for the joy they bring.

Have a "Mercy Christmas!"

Mercy so intently hanging her
James and Grace thoroughly enjoyed licking the beaters after we made
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. 

The finished product... Chocolate Peppermint
Cookies! Forgot to get a picture of the
Lemon Chess Bars before we froze them. 

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