Friday, December 26, 2014

ALL IS CALM...

I can't tell you what a wonderful day we had on Christmas Eve. For starters, Lex surprised me by coming in the night before, and was therefore able to hang out with me the whole entire day. That hasn't happened since she was in college!


We began the day at Sugar Shack bakery, sharing an almond croissant in a sunny window, and picking up Nate's mandatory chocolate cupcakes. Then it was off to Wimberley Pie Co. to pick up our order, with a little side trip to our new craft store, right across the street.

I'd prepped my dressing the night before -- a new Southern Italian recipe that Outdoor Woman shared with me, made with both corn bread and white bread, to satisfy both northerners and southerners, plus Italian sausage, toasted pine nuts, and grated Mozzarella. Yum! And, since Hubby was in charge of picking up our smoked turkey and ham from Miss Mae's BBQ, that left us plenty of time for all of my favorite things, such as loving on puppies...


a bit of crafting...


selecting serving pieces...


setting the table...



and, of course, lighting candles!



After everything was cleared away, the boys adjourned to the man cave for their traditional terrible movie (the word "troma" was mentioned?) while we gals got to kick our feet up and have a good ol' gab fest!

Yep, it was a near perfect Christmas Eve...




well, at least as far as I'm concerned. You see, as much as we love each other, the hubby and I don't always agree on how things should be done. Simple? Relaxing? Clutter- and stress-free? Not really his thing. And, somehow, during those few short hours we slept, the Christmas reins slipped out of my hands, and into his...(to be continued)

1 comment:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

The table is beautiful and surrounded by the love, what could be better! Us too. It was pretty magical in our new abode. xox