Thursday, December 04, 2008

Christmas Countdown--December 4

Well, I didn't exactly get anything done today in preparation for Christmas! But we had a very nice ladies/kids' get-together at my mom's, which was a lot of fun. We all brought Christmas cookies, and ate, and talked, and drank hot cider, and talked, and talked some more . . . well, you get the picture. :) Actually, speaking of pictures, I meant to take some while we were there, but it totally slipped my mind. Oh well.

I guess I did do one other thing towards Christmas, now that I think of it--found a small present for someone online. So that's progress! Hope you all had a good day too. Nighty night!

P.S. I know probably most of you read this in Google Reader or something similar, but if you get a chance to look at my actual blog, let me know what you think of the new header picture and the new background color (slightly different shade of blue)! The picture will go in our Christmas cards this year. I thought it would be fun to change up the look a bit, now that winter is here. :)


Joanne said...

We wrapped presents until we ran out of paper and did some baking. Mostly baking to eat right away, but also some cookies to freeze for later use.

Rachel said...

I have not been good about posting on your Christmas countdown but I HAVE been doing "Christmasy" things around here.

1) I have most of my decorations up. There are just a few more lights I'd like to get up.

2) Made an appointment at Photo Innovations for our Christmas picture.

3) Made up most of our Christmas Day menu. It's just the 4 of us this year but I still want it to be special:).

I haven't had time for Christmas baking as we'll be traveling to Greenville tomorrow to see my sisters. Next week, I'll have time for that:).

Alicia said...

Love the new family picture! Great smiles on everyone (minus Josiah of course) and I really like that bright pink sweater on Julia. Makes her shine like a star in the midst of all that foresty green.

Ooh, cookies and cider and chit-chatting? You can't beat that!

I hear ya. I'm working every day on Christmas gifts and such. I have packages to mail out so I've got to get in gear to get it all done in time!

Kara said...

I LOVE the family picture at the top! Very very nice.

Mrs.T said...

Hmmm... I was sure I had posted a comment on here, but guess I must not have!

I've done some more decorating and baked some Whipped Shortbread. Hosted the cookie and cider party mentioned by Carrie.

Yesterday I took the red and pink carnations out of a Thanksgiving floral arrangement and put them in a Christmasy container. Last evening I went to a nice ladies' Christmas fellowship.

I've also added a few Christmas items to my A-store.

Today I got very, very little done toward Christmas, but did buy some important baking ingredients and did settle on what gifts to get a couple of people. And tonight I finished a gift I've been crocheting.

And the new picture is just great!

Mary Ann said...

I love the pic & the blue is very nice. I do use google reader but I can't resist actually opening up everyone's blogs so that I can see the different layouts...not that I ever take the time to change mine ;-)