Let's redo Christmas

Why do I want to redo Christmas, so Sean and I will be with my family again, enjoying each other's company and reliving the Christmas traditions. 
Just a little re-cap of our Tucson Christmas.
Christmas Eve we always decorate cut-out cookies, my dad frosts and the rest of us , my mom, sister, brother and I decorate the cookies with the sprinkles, cinnamon buttons and other cookie decorations. Sean helped my dad this year with the frosting task.







 Can you believe this is half of the usual amount of cookies we frost and decorate?
After putting out cookies and a glass of milk for Santa and a carrot or two for his reindeer, we all went to bed. 
For Christmas morning, we are patient enough to have breakfast first before opening up stockings and presents. Grapefruit, coffee, and eggs benedict has become our standard Christmas morning breakfast.
 Table set for breakfast

 


We had a special visitor this Christmas on the front light of my parent's house, a baby owl, just sitting and chilling.


19 comments:

Alissa said...

I wish I could feel the excitement of the children in our house when we had Christmas, it is just so magical.

erica said...

Oh my gosh I cannot believe there was a baby owl right there! xx

Lauren said...

love the excitement of Christmas morning...and I'm almost 30 years old! I can't wait to relive it each year with Elyse!

TheTinyHeart said...

All of those cookies look so delicious. That is so neat about the owl!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

That owl is SO cute! I would have died! :-)

Simply LKJ said...

We used to decorate cookies like that, but now the girls prefer their gingerbread houses.

Sarah and Stewart said...

That looks like a wonderful Christmas and those cookies look delicious!

Allison said...

I need a cookie baking/decorating day! Looks like fun!!

Faith said...

ahhh, i want to redo Christmas too :)

all those cookies! i want some now. looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. no wonder you want to redo it.

happy new year Meg!

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

The baby owl is too sweet! And your sugar cookies are making my mouth water!

katie ridings said...

I would so love some of those cookies right now :)

Emily said...

yay!! merry christmas!! now i want christmas cookies - delish!! xoxo

helen said...

looks like an amazing christmas!! what a fun tradition of decorating cookies...love it! i may just steal it for next year :) happy new year, lovely lady!

from prosecco to plaid said...

I love decorating cookies! Your pictures are great. Looks so nice! Happy New Year! xo, Julie
www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

Helene said...

I would love to redo Christmas, right about ow would be perfect! Decorating cookies is so fun!

Stephanie said...

I would love to redo Christmas right about now too! I'm right there with ya...why do we have to wait another year? And, those cookies look amazing!

Amanda said...

those cookies look beautiful and delicious. And I am super impressed that you can make it through breakfast before getting to the presents. Well done! Look like a great Christmas :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Nick and I did our first year of cookie decorating too! Those shapes can be hard to peel out, but we found out (the hard way) the dough has to be really cold!

Kasey Lynne said...

That's just HALF of what you used to make?? Dang! That's a lot of cookies!
We usually eat before we open presents as well. A girl has to eat in order to open all of her presents, right?? ;D