I hope your holidays have been filled with loved ones and all your favorite things!
Here at the Dailey house, we’ve been continuing with our annual tradition of starting a week early with the gifts… read all about the hows and “why-for’s” here. I myself have been concentrating really hard on trying to not be online so much over the past week and hardly any time at all over the actual Christmas weekend. We bloggers, facebookers, and twitterers have to keep our priorities straight, right? 😉
In between holiday festivities, I thought I would pop in and let you know how we’ve been getting on up here in our little corner of the country.
Movie going was in the plans as part of our week of Christmas festivities. We first went to see Tron and then we split up for the next outing, with the girls going to Narnia and hubby and I going to see True Grit. We all would have went to Narnia together, but our theater was only offering it in 3D and this format makes hubby really sick. 😛 So, we revisited a classic… of which I have never actually seen, the original lol. I may be shooting my own foot here, but I’ve never really been a strong John Wayne fan, but do like the occasional western, and Matt Damon being included was a definite plus, so off we went. 😉 The movies were all pretty good. Tron was a really entertaining take on the original and True Grit was good, although I’m not sure I really enjoyed the ending. I think I would have preferred events to be securely tied up in a “pretty yellow ribbon”… I know, bad pun, lol. I just couldn’t help myself. Narnia is always enjoyable, but the girls said they wished it stuck more to the true story… which is very often the case with natural born readers. It’s a huge plus in life, but not necessarily when they decide to make movies based on their beloved books, lol.
Well… we’ve also enjoyed a little holiday baking.
We also made huge gingerbread cookies and decorated them with icing and bits and bobs of candy sweets. Actually, this is a favorite recipe for chewy molasses cookies that we add the ginger to… I love a good molasses cookie and these bake up very nice for decorating!
Our actual present opening has revealed some nice surprises…
We’ve opened this absolutely WON-DER-FUL hp e-printer and I am so in love with it already!
My hubby has opened his gift and assorted accessories from all of us girlies: an air brush kit! He’s been wanting one for a long time to be able to assemble his models just right. 🙂 Here he is, cheesy grin and all:
Our Christmas this year has included a lot of digital gaming paraphernalia, such as these…
…and this….to the very enthusiastic Yeeeeeaaaaahhhhh! from hubby, hehehee:
The girlies opened many of their gifts on Christmas Eve:
…some of which were loom knit goodies, such as Emily’s very own Winter Whimsy:
…and another of which was a Pocket Scarf for Megan! This idea was thought up by Megan two years ago and she has been asking me to make it into reality ever since. She didn’t know that I’ve actually had it on my loom in various stages of completion over the last year and finally put the last hand stitches of the liner into place on the 23rd of December. Whew! I squeeked in under the wire on that one, lol! She was very surprised and happy to see what was in her package…and has been wearing it pretty much non-stop since. I don’t blame her…it’s definitely cozy! 😀
I am intending on releasing a pattern for this project soon, so be watching for that! I need to figure out a plan to pry it from my daughter’s shoulders to be able to take some better pics… this may take some thinking, lol. 😉
I have some additional goodies to show you of gifts that I have been so blessed to receive from my family… I want to do those in their own post, so stay tuned!
I hope you’re all making as many wonderful memories this Christmas as our little family has been! Many blessings to you as you make your way into the new year!