Oh, and I brought lots of pictures today too. First up is Joshua's first attempt at decorating Christmas cookies.
We weren't sure he'd be interested but he really liked throwing sprinkles at the cookies!
I did manage to make my goal of finishing enough ornaments to give out as gifts this year. Some have been shown here before as finished stitching but this is all of them together as finished gifts...
All of them are from JCS issues except the Joy ornament which came from a Better Homes & Gardens Christmas book. I'll have to gather all the info and get my sidebar updated for finishes.
And finally, yes we had a wonderful first Christmas together as a family of 3 this year. We did make it to church and two family events on Christmas Eve and were able to spend Christmas Day at home enjoying company and new toys. Erich and I were up early Christmas morning and took some time to enjoy our nice, clean, and quiet living room before Joshua woke up.
It must just be wired into kids' brains that Christmas is something to be excited about because he woke up happy and excited as if he knew there were presents waiting for him and it didn't take too long to get them all open.
And of course Josh's favorite part was helping Dad get all his toys put together. I see a tool bench coming from Santa next year.
We ended up having all the parents and grandparents over for Christmas dinner which was nice and Joshua got to show off all of his new toys. Today's been nice as it's been just the three of us and a lazy day at that. Off to get some dinner together by which I mean heat up some leftovers and then get back to playing and stitching. I'll try and get a new QS Believe pic up soon to update you. Hope everyone that celebrated had a Merry Christmas!