Remember Halloween? Brody's been a fan ever since. He LOVES this mask from Grandma. He got lots of other Darth Vader stuff in his stocking too, that he was asking for all month.
And that book was the gift that made me cry. Tony said he spent 8 hours filling the whole thing out. It was just a book he found at a bookstore- it has everything in it and I'm really going to cherish this gift for the rest of my life.
Below was all the old fashioned candy I found around. I thought it would be fun to do old fashioned stockings so the boys got original G.I. Joe
dolls action figures, vintage ties, and that candy. I couldn't make it all old fashioned... but I think they were happy about that. They got their recees trees, and more familiar stuff. I had my fun though.
Then this is the gift that made me crack up... my very own snuggie, FAIL book, and reading light! Bahaha! Yay!
For linner (early dinner, late lunch, you know..) we moved to the dining room since it's was a special occasion and all. Not wanting to risk carpet stains however, I pulled out some old sheets for protection. We're classy like that.
There goes Brody filling up on olives...
BEHOLD: my first ever attempt at a YULE LOG!
Eh? Eh? What do ya thiiiink....?
Brody said, "This cake is fuuun!" Tony was mighty impressed- as was I. He said it would be perfect to take to family Christmases since it looked so real/awesome. Actually I believe his exact words were "This looks pretty amazing!" Then later, "you did GOOD this Christmas... Remember you were all nervous." Yes, yes I was nervous. I've never done a Christmas dinner alone- and the Yule Log was a first too. So I'm proud of myself. I was mostly nervous though since the cake only had four ingredients to it. Errr.... can that be right? Although the taste was great- I still think I'll go for a different recipe next year, if I do one. I'm sure there is better out there. And I would also definitely put less cream filling. Too rich, too rich. Anyway, I don't think these pictures show it the greatest, so I'm sad we were the only ones to witness the log. But nevertheless, here it is.
Best Christmas ever!!! How do they keep getting better, I wonder!?