Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Well, it is Christmas Eve and truly I wish I were still in bed at this moment. Cody woke us up at about 6:30 a.m. as usual, and I was too paranoid to not get up. Last night I finally baked and iced and sprinkled all my sugar cookies. We got 97. Normally I get over 100, but we made them a tad bit thicker, and used big cookie cutters. It still filled two ice cream pails to the brim as well as a medium sized tin. I left them out on the counter overnight...something I would never have done in the past because I have had cats jump on them before and leave paw prints in the icing. That was a bad year! But I figured that with the dog locked in the kitchen for the night, the cats wouldn't dare set foot in there, and the dog was barricaded by the pantry and the back door, so he could not access them either. So they were safe and sound, but once Cody was awake, I had visions of him sneaking into the kitchen and eating about ten cookies! Somehow, he did not discover them. I guess because it is still dark out. That's why we had to get up when we did.

Mike helped me with the sugar cookies, which shortened the ordeal significantly, I'm sure. It took us about 2 1/2 hours to do them all, and on my own I'm guessing I could add at least an hour to that. I had very little motivation to do it for that reason. When he said he'd help me I figured I should jump at the chance and get them done right away. We finished at 10:30 and then wrapped the boys' presents until midnight. Unfortunately, we did not get our cleaning done, so we are not off the hook today. I want it super clean in here before we leave for our big Christmas thing at Mike's parents' place. It should be interesting. There are 29 people including 14 kids from ages 11 down to Jamie, who will be a year old in one week. It can get very crazy. Okay, it is always very crazy. I'm a bit nervous about how the boys will handle it, but hopefully we'll all have a great time.

Not much else to say for now. Merry Christmas to you all.

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