December 24, 2014

As I sit here drinking my Christmas Eve morning coffee, I think I'm ready for the festivities to begin.

Which surely means that I've forgotten something very important.

The gifts are wrapped.

My hubby bravely did the Costco run for me yesterday.

I made at least half of the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dishes ahead of time.

(Christmas Eve is creamy broccoli soup in homemade (by my daughter-in-law) pretzel soup bowls.)

(Christmas Day is Prime Rib, twice baked potatoes, this jello, and some form of homemade bread. This year we are making this one, which is unbelievably delicious and so, so easy.)

Oh, and Peanut Butter Pie for dessert.

I refuse to add up the amount of cream cheese we will be consuming in the next two days.

All my kids will be home this year, and of course we have the new baby to make things even more fun.

How about you? Are you in the last minute scramble? Or are all your Christmas ducks in a row?

Have a wonderful Christmas!


  1. We (the girls) are patiently waiting for tonight and tomorrow morning to come. They are a tad bit antsy about everything. But everything is done thank goodness!

    Wishing you and your family a beautiful Merry Christmas! Enjoy your adorable grand baby's first Christmas!!!


  2. First things first...appointment with my oncologist this morning. Hoping all is well or it won't be such a Merry Christmas. Love that we are both still in remission! And I love your posts. Merry Christmas to you my cancer surviving sister!

  3. Traveling here...

    Christmas Blessings to all of you!

  4. Currently, still at work... then a list a mile long to finish somehow before everyone descends tomorrow for our first "Christmas in the Barn"...
    Happy Holidays to you and yours ~Chris

  5. Merry Happy Christmas Teresa . . .
    I am so happy when I see your posts . . .
    Love the New Baby photos . . .
    Enjoy Happy Days with your family home . . .
    Love, Lynne

  6. I'm so happy for you and your family - all together and a new baby - how perfect!

    ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
    ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉

  7. Wishing you All a Happy Christmas.

  8. Whew! I just finished the last of the last minute things (I hope!). How exciting for you all to have that sweet baby to celebrate with this year. Merry Christmas and God bless!

  9. Have a Great Christmas with your Family!! Love Anna

  10. This post is my Christmas mirrrrraclllle!
    Love to you, Benj.

  11. Amazingly, I think all of my ducks were in a row, since nothing caved in on me! Yay. Had a great Christmas & hope you did too, my friend. So glad all of the kids could be home, and oh that baby -- I'll bet she got lots of lovin'! xo ~Sal

  12. How wonderful to have the family home and the new baby, too. A great Christmas for you. We were in Seattle with my almost 2 year old great nephew. It was super duper. Home now to finish the season! May 2015 be all you want it to be.

  13. This morning I sit with coffee in hand, Christmas lights all around.....sending you my most heartfelt wishes for the Happiest of New Years. May blessings "snow" upon you!
    Kari. xxoo

  14. Your pictures make me want to come visit, because you always have my favorite colors in them!!!! Happy New Year!

  15. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I'm sure you did since I saw that last post about your new sweet and adorable grandbaby!! <3

  16. Missed you at Christmas, but stopping by now to say ... hmm, how about Happy January 12?! So excited for your beautiful new baby granddaughter who by the way looks exactly like you - what joy!