Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas 2013

I hope that you all had a great Christmas, I know that I did. For Christmas eve we attended service at church. We have attended Christmas eve service at that church with the same people all 20 years of my life!! It is so special to go back every year and spend it with the same people. Actually 20 years ago I got to play baby Jesus in the Nativity play that they put on.

Me as Baby Jesus

This was my very first visit with Santa at church. 

After our Christmas eve services I came home and got to open presents at home with just Mom, dad, and my sister. I ended up getting quite a bit from "Santa" and was happy with everything!! I got a roping dummy, a GPS, Miss Kay's cookbook, a gift card from both Maurice's and Barnes and Noble, a toy car that's the VW bus from cars, (I want a VW bus so bad!!) and some Jolly Ranchers. 


We got up bright and early the next morning and traveled 3 hours to my Great Aunts house. On my dad's side of the family we usually get together on Christmas day to celebrate. We have a big dinner and do a few gift exchanges. It's always great to get together with them. Of course we had the traditional meal of potatoes, noodles, chicken, and etc. But for desert we had something new that I've personally never had before we had a Hickory nut pie. It's kind of like a pecan pie but with hickory nuts instead. We also have cinnamon rolls. For as long as I can remember we have always had cinnamon rolls at about any dinner with hat part of the family. 






This year like years in the past I've made several people some cookies to pass out. I love baking and I love giving so why not combine the 2!! I made rice Krispies, some Amish sugar cookies, and some chocolate caramel Chex to give to people. 

                                       

I also made homemade Honey Peach Butter with honey from my bees to give to people as gifts. It was the first time I was canning solo! I called mom a couple times and had the help of Betty Crocker but everything else was on my own!! Proud moment :) 


I still have 2 weeks left of my winter break before I have to go back to school I hope to do more baking and cooking. I love it and I know I won't have any time during school so I have to get it in while I can!! I hope everyone else had a great Christmas this year, I know I sure did!! 

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