1. Merry Christmas! This week for my Ten on Tuesday I am going to do a brief version of the Christmas recap and hopefully finish up December Daily later in the week. Above is our family picture from just before Mass on Christmas Eve. I think the kicking M in the head makes this even more classic. M & I have matching hair styles, which is possible a first and very fun. It is hard to see here, but we each have a braid along one side of our head and then a braided bun. We made it through a crowded, long Mass sanity intact, although hair barely so as E was pulling out my bobby pins. Then we had a lovely fun dinner with the Korenaks before heading home.
9. Key elements of the Christmas Tea include Christmas Tea Punch (recently Tracie has been making it and did this year), the Dotter Cheeseball, Meringue Mushrooms (which I make with help from whomever I can recruit--this year Audra and Mom -- you can see them in the trifle dish above, and typically Chex Mix. The Chex Mix was missing this year as our friend Sarah was sick. So sad to miss her.
So, it has been a very busy week. Fun, delicious, exhausting, happy, and much more. I'm so glad for this very special season.