I love my little plate...
...and I love cocktail meatballs so I made them (and had enough of the sauce left over to bring to our Christmas meal the next day) and a few other things.
The guys were watching something (I can't remember what) so I made a couple of last minute gifts while I cooked....
...C3PO figurines were sold together for $8. So I added some ribbon and wa-la! Two Star Wars ornaments! They love them!
This was the first time I have used my Buffet as a Buffet. Can you see how our Nativity was now official with the Jake figurine in the front. I have told this story a million times and I will tell it a million more. When Jake was about 4 he put up the Nativity and ran out of the room. When he came back he had "his Willowtree figurine" (the one that we said was him)-a boy holding a gold heart. He put himself into the Nativity and looking at Baby Jesus and we have done it every year since then.
I had to take a picture of the adorable Snow man plates I found.
Sadie was so good. She went and laid on her bed until she heard chairs being pushed back signifying we were done. She is always willing to help clean up any plates we need her help with.
Especially when people spell it wrong and the person trying to guess tries to cheat and see the reflection in your glasses!
We ended on Jesus. Although this shot is of them being goofballs it was a great one to end on and it lead us into the living room to watch The Nativity and He Is The Gift videos on LDS.org. I don't know what it is about it but I cannot watch He Is The Gift without crying-the kind of cry that you have to try not to make noise when you cry. It is amazing. If you haven't seen it go and look it up. It.Is.The.Best.
In fact here it is He Is The Gift. And of course The Nativity is amazing too and you can find it there too. But I am going to make you search if you want to see that too. You never know what else you may stumble upon that will be just what you needed to hear.
It is a blessing to live in the same town as both sets of Grandparents and a Great Aunt. To say Jake is spoiled is an understatement-and he deserves every bit of it!