Merry Christmas to all of you! I want to thank you for taking your precious time to read my blog! It means a lot to me and I feel as if I know you all. I wish that I could ask you all to come over and show you what I have been doing, feed you some awesome food, and hear what you all have to say!
Since that is impossible, I want to show you the homemade decorations that the girls and I have made this year
and show you a few pictures of my mantles.
If I could share a few things to eat, I would share my Duck, Cheese, and Olive Platter with you, and my Duck Meatballs then later I would serve you my hot Venison Bourguignon with garlic mashed potatoes and Crusty Bread.
I would want to hear all your stories about your children and your family traditions and especially what food you remember having your whole life on Christmas growing up.
I would ask you what you would like me to post about this next year. I have tons of ideas, but I am not sure they are what you want so I would ask you and I would beg you to tell me the truth!!!
After all of this gabbing, I would invite you to have a large piece of pie and the best coffee in the world and then I would wait for you to congratulate me on having the best coffee in the world (like Elf did in the movie ELF to the restaurant claiming to have the Best Coffee in the World).
Well, Christmas starts for me tomorrow night. Our immediate family has our “Christmas Eve” a day before the real Christmas Eve. It is our tradition to eat Venison Bourguignon, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Salad, and Crusty Bread every Christmas Eve! MMMMMMM.
We do this so that we aren’t so tired on the real Christmas Day and we get to spend time being lazy and slow about opening presents on the 24th (everyone else’s Christmas Eve) and not being rushed at all to get the house in order or to get somewhere on time on our Christmas Day! Yes, I know, it is a little confusing, but it works for us. We thought about changing it this year, but the kids didn’t want to.
Scott will read (rather tell) the Christmas Story from Luke 2: 1-40 while we drink hot chocolate by the fire (Scott amazes me…he has that memorized). We then will proceed to open one present each – well…it usually turns into two presents and then watch a Christmas movie and head off to bed to awake to a fire in the fireplace, soft Christmas music playing, hot coffee, and some kind of awesome breakfast – this year…SWEET POTATO WAFFLES WITH BACON!
Please pretend that you are here and tell me about your traditions. Ask me some of your questions and let me know anything this year you would like me to post about! Please let me know in the comments section. This is how you win the give-away.
Because I appreciate you, I am going to give gifts to 3 of you. All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment or question in the comments section. I will randomly select 3 people and notify you the 29th of December by email. You will get your choice of any one of my books or my DVD.
THE WINNERS OF THE GIVE-AWAY:
CONGRATULATIONS to TIM HOOVER, JULIE CLEMENTS, and AMANDA CAROL! Email your address and which book or DVD you would like!
I am off to make some SWEET POTATO BISCUITS! RECIPE COMING SOON!!
I pray that you all have a safe and very MERRY CHRISTMAS. Keep Jesus at the center! Enjoy your families!