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08 December 2009 @ 11:48 am
Christmas Pictures  

Mom and Tom are in town because Ethan's CHristmas play is today, and after shopping yesterday, when the boys came home, we made Christmas cookies.

Aaron is a good helper, even if he does get flour everywhere. And he's kinda cute. That goes a long way towards forgiveness.

Granny and Ethan

The looks of concentration are fierce. As if the world might implode if the flour is added incorrectly.

Maybe this smile is in anticipation of the blueberry walnut biscotti.

Since biscotti isn't technically a "kid" cookie, we also rolled out some sugar cookie dough and got out the cookie cutters.
He was spelling SANTA.

The looks of fierce concentration are back. They were adamant about the sprinkles, or in AJ's case, the lack thereof.

He's also serious about licking the beater. It's important.

Mom made me a tabble runner and four placemats out of this snowflake batik fabric that we bought in NYC. That look of concentration is back. My momma is so cute.

The dreary weather today. It's spitting snow. And stinking cold.

The tree. It looks like it's tilted from this angle, but around here, we're lucky it's still standing, frankly.

Oh. I guess I forgot the toasted coconut part. Those were yummy cookies, too.
I feel:: soresore
I hear:: mom trying to sell me on fermented, salted fish. Not happening.
deedsk_tx on December 8th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
Great Pics!! Looks like a typical "wintery" West Texas Day! My Mom said they were getting a hit today...with those fabulous 45 mph winds.
Tell your Mom "Hi" for me! I haven't seen her in forever!

Enjoy the Biscotti....and a nice, big cup of coffee!!

Carrie Leigh: Christmas naughty is the new nicecarrie_leigh on December 8th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
Mom says "hi," back, and Merry Christmas. :)

And the wind knocked our Christmas lights (that don't work) down. Wish I knew a good electrician. *snort*
Mala13oct on December 8th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
OOo I was reading about the storm and thinking of you guys. Hope everything is ok.

I love the picts. Did you get your love for sewing from your Mum?
Carrie Leigh: Astoriacarrie_leigh on December 8th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
The winds are up, now. It's hard to walk outside. :/

Mom always sewed when i was growing up, but i wasn't the best student. I learned to sew in Craft of Costume in College. :)
O Demanding One: *Winter: Winterglowheyurs on December 8th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)

And he's kinda cute.   Gosh, YEAH, he is!   xD

Spitting snow and stinking cold sounds MARVEEEEE to meeee! WOOT!

Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on December 8th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
It's almost time to get the fireplace fired up!
O Demanding One: *Winter: Crackling Fireplaceheyurs on December 10th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)

Wooohooo! Can I have hot cocoa with LOTS of marshmallows instead of coffee?   *g*

Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on December 10th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
Now wait a minute. You do realize hot cocoa is CHOCOLATE?

*raises brow*
O Demanding One: *Winter: Winking Snowmanheyurs on December 11th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)

I do. *g* Hence TONS of marshmallows! xD

Unless you have some white chocolate hidden somewhere because you ARE the Texas Baker! ;)

dragonsangel68: Xmas - Dear santa draco letterdragonsangel68 on December 8th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Great pics! It looks deliciously, curl-up-in-front-of-the-fire whether in Texas! Love the tree (the lean lends it character *g*).
maureen: BV - Faith Christmasmaureen on December 9th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Beautiful pics... your mom looks like you (or, I guess, the other way around). Toasted coconut ANYTHING sounds like heaven to me.