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."
We all sang some carols around the piano.
Because the best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing aloud for all to hear.
The extent of my decorating consisted of spreading the icing like butter on the cookie and immediately eating it. #minimalistdesign
"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 sharing stories and 'random facts.'
Thanks for having us all over!