Yesterday the formal Christmas fesitivities finally began! One of our traditions since Jamie and I married is to decorate Christmas cookies for Santa with some old-fashioned, homemade icing. It is something that Jamie's mom used to do with him every year when he was a kid. I bake the cookies and he makes the icing - then we all decorate! They are sooo yummy!
We also have an annual celebration with Ken, Mary, and Eric. Mom put out a really nice spread this year and we ate a ton of food, enjoyed good company, and exchanged gifts.
Mom and Ken at the buffet!
My love and I
Mary and Elise enjoying the dancing Santa
Mary, Elise, and Grandmother
All the guys
It was a nice evening, and we are looking forward to our family gift exchange tonight.