~ My daughter Miranda made me a Mommy & Me book for Christmas. And I cried. I mean, come on, a photo book filled with pictures of her and I! She couldn't have gotten me anything I love more. You see, she's leaving for England in 12 days. And I will miss her. And I will cry. But I will cherish this book till I see her again.
~ I used one of those turkey bags to heat my spiral ham on Christmas Eve day and I will never do it any other way! Sooo moist and tender. And what made it even better? Well, my mother-in-law's famous raisin sauce of course. Yum!
~ Speaking of famous, I made Ree's Christmas Rum Cake on Christmas Day and it was ridiculously good. Ree happens to be The Pioneer Woman and her recipes are completely foolproof. People will be so impressed when you make anything she makes. Seriously, you can't go wrong.
~ Our house is so warm and cozy because our wood stove is working big-time with all the rain we've been having here in Phoenix. And you know how I get when it rains! Oh ya, crazy happy!
~ I love that Miranda (24) and Tyler (19) still set cookies out for Santa. And their Dad and I still crumble one of the cookies to make it look like Santa was there. And they still check to see if Santa came.
~ No one in our family has ever seen Brother Bear even though we named our dog Koda after the bear in that movie. Well, I got the DVD for Christmas from Tyler and we can't wait to watch it together as a family.
~ Someone shot out the rear window in our mini van two days before Christmas with a high-powered pellet gun. I hope they got coal in their stocking. And nothing else. Cuz that was naughty. And not nice.
~ I shared with Randy that I have never had a year that I am more mentally prepared for than 2009. I have to remind myself that it is not 2009 yet. He said he is doing the same thing... writing '09 when it's still '08. What's up with that?
~ Speaking of 2009, I am still on the hunt for the perfect 2009 calendar for my kitchen.