Monday, December 28, 2015

Warm Friends, Hot Cider, and Cookie Decorating

December 18, 2015 - A few photos from what was officially a "Cookie Decorating Party."


Luminaries - southwestern decorations you rarely see in the Midwest


Up on the housetop...


Is that a star from the East?

Or Josiah holding a flashlight?





Oh, the weather outside is frightful


...but the fire is so delightful.

It was impossible to feel cold with hot cider, warm friends, a roaring fire, and heated card games of "Bluff" and "Nertz."


Isaiah 40:3




We all sang some carols around the piano.

Because the best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing aloud for all to hear.


Decorated cookies

The extent of my decorating consisted of spreading the icing like butter on the cookie and immediately eating it. #minimalistdesign


Operator!

"10 circles in a picture" (behind)

"chestnuts roasting over an open fire"

"what light through yonder window breaks" 
- turned into 'something' and "about a thousand toothpicks"




As the fire was slowly dying
my dears were still goodbying...
...and planking...
...and sharing stories and 'random facts.'

Thanks for having us all over!

2 comments:

Gabrielle said...

Looks like fun!!! Love the photos, and your comments in between the pics!!

Marjo B said...

That was such a fun evening; I so love cozy Christmas gatherings!!! It was nice to see your pictures; I'm afraid I only captured a few blurry ones and nothing like your high-quality shots which summed up the warmth and cheer and Christmas spirit of the night.