Daily Archives: December 23, 2009

Susie’s 5th Annual Blog Christmas Cookie Party

Merry Christmas! Please come in out of the cold and help yourself to a cookie…

Spritz and Gingersnaps

Chocolate - Peanut Butter Tartletts

I taught MusicMan how to make White Chocolate Pretzels. Don’t they look yummy?

There’s even some homemade Stollen that I made fresh for you. (I never even liked Stollen until I moved to Germany and my neighbor Birgitt shared this one with me.  I loved it so much I asked for the recipe. It’s DELICIOUS!)

I can offer you egg nog, coffee, tea, and wine.  Which would you prefer?

We can nibble on treats while we chat and enjoy some Christmas music. Please let me know if you want any of the recipes. I’m happy to share. 🙂

Did you happen to notice our tree?  The boys decorated it. 😀

Please pardon my attire… I like to be comfortable!  I promise I can’t be blamed for the weekend blizzard — I wasn’t wearing this when it happened!

I was up late last Thursday night making earrings to give to my 11yo niece for Christmas.  I liked these so much that I made several extra sets. I might even make a few more.

Humorous-Juniorous takes a turn with the shovel

We’ve been busy around here, what with baking treats and shoveling snow…

But we have done more than that!  H-J, MusicMan, SnakeMaster, and I have been rehearsing with the handbell choirs, and EncyclopediaBlue has been singing his heart out with the adult choir (the Christmas Cantata is now postponed until January 3rd, thanks to our snowfall the day before the scheduled event).  We will all be sharing our musical talents on Christmas Eve at church.  (I’m a little worried about a scratchy throat of my own. Granted, it doesn’t have any effect on my bell ringing but it might mess with my singing voice.)

In an attempt to be creative and not write a boring Christmas letter (we didn’t have much to say this year), I carefully cut cardstock mattings in green and then blue or red cards to send this picture.  I don’t think I will make that mistake ever again! It has been much MUCH more work than a simple letter. However, the message inside the card is one that I like (as I said, I was feeling creative at the time):

Same work, same house

Same husband, same wife

Same boys, same town

Same busy, busy life


*Jesus makes all the difference!*