Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas preparations

a double batch of fudge

many, many errands, including a trip to Costco on the 23rd -- an employee told us that 1,000 people were coming into the store per hour!

Eva & Grandma baking together
(she also taught Max how to make chocolate cheesecake, much to his delight)

Max making "sockings", as Eva calls them, for friends

the neighbor gifts, wrapped and ready to go

one of my delivery boys

Grandma teaching Max how to make pretty bows

Grandma created an icicle tree with fallen branches from outside, fake snow, icicle ornaments, and glitter snowflakes. Beauty and festivity follow in her wake!

Good kinds of busyness, all.


Susan said...

Your posts never cease to amaze me.

You have the gift of composing with pictures and word.

It's really fun to see the recap of the prior day's activities!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

What a beautiful history, Michelle. Those shots of seeming ordinary, but very unordinary things is wonderful. I'm with your mom on your posts never cease to amaze me and you ability to narrate an event.

Those fudge bundles are darling...and such a good idea. Saving that idea for the future I am.

lelly said...

these photos are fantastic! what a great way to remember your holiday.

the last photo of eva and your mother takes my breath away!

Natasha said...

I love the close-up pics of the baking hands, beautiful!

I also like that you do neighbor gifts. I have seen that a lot on the blogs. Nobody here (us included) does that. Hmmm.

Jill said...

How does your mom do it? Doesn't she ever want to lie down, unshowered in pajamas? Instead she's spreading style, generosity, lessons and Christmas magic wherever she goes!

shannon said...

That fudge looks yummy....I've been the recipient of that chocolaty goodness in years past. It looks like your Christmas was full of fun traditions. You have a sweet family. I hope to be able to meet you in person someday.

Barb said...

The glitter doesn't fall far from the icicle tree! You and your mother have such flair!

carlo said...

oh my,eva looks so "grown" up in the last pic.

wow on the icicle tree. i am in awe.

rmt said...

1,000 people an HOUR? Yikes!

Love the icicle tree. That is just beautiful.

Your fudge looks wonderful! What a good neighbor gift.

Kim Sue said...

:) looks like a beautiful day!

Hannah said...

You have such a way of capturing these kinds of moments. I love it!

That fudge looks so good. Can you teach me? Fudge and coconut macaroons seem to be the two treats that I can not master and it irks me to no end! So really...

Eva looks so big in that last picture. Like a glimpse into what she will look like in her teen years.

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