Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Christmas Eve Day!!

Happy Christmas Eve Day!! The shopping is done, really, well almost, maybe just one more little thing I have to run out for today!! But I won't be going to the mall! Just a store close by for one little thing I forgot! Otherwise, the wrapping is well underway and the pie baking has begun.
While Amber & Andy were here we baked and decorated cookies. The competition was intense.

Here's Andy's entry. Nice job on the gingerbread girl Andy!!

This is a lovely Christmas centerpiece from Howard's Brother Dan and his wife Cheryl. It's so charming!!

His brother Bo and family sent us this package of goodies that we will be breaking into tomorrow!!

This is my annual pewter Christmas ornament.

And this is a spectacular ornament sent to us by Howard's Administrative Assistant, Judy. Her sister, Cindy, is a nurse at the White House and when we were in Virginia for Amber and Andy's wedding, she gave us a personal tour of the East Wing. To say the least, it was a very interesting tour, especially since she did the narrating and told us so many interesting things many people may not know about that section of the White House. Then a couple days ago this beautiful ornament arrives. It's the White House's official ornament for 2007 and it's called The Wedding at the White House and it honors the only President to marry in the White House, Grover Cleveland. The wedding took place on June 2, 1886. What a charming gift from two very thoughtful and caring ladies, Judy and Cindy!!

Tonight, after our traditional dinner of pizza, we will go visit friends and then go to the Candlelight Service at church. Hopefully I will stay awake this year! What can I say, it's a late service!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas Eve with family or friends and Santa stops in for his cookies and milk!

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