Thursday, December 29, 2022

Christmas...It's All Fun And Games

 I love Christmas...that feeling I have always experienced has not left me.
When my boys were little, I always enjoyed Christmas.
It was different back then...
every day, every thing, leading up to Christmas morning and the excitement of it all.
They were super fun Christmas lovers.
Now it is different.
I enjoyed all of the day drips and things the hubs and I experienced leading up to Christmas.
I loved having Michael home, he was here for a week.
 And what I really enjoyed most were my great nieces, Lorelei 8 and Adelina 10.
Dinner with them was awesome, 
the rest of the family is crazy and we have so many hysterical stories we share.
We have Chinese food every year for Christmas dinner, so no one has to cook.
We brought desert from a local bakery.

This was the cake we brought, it was beautiful...

and ditto for the cupcakes, 
they were so pretty and tasted delicious.

We are still working on our 
Winter Bucket List
I baked Christmas cookies and just noticed I never crossed that off.

We played a lot of games...

Winter Scattergories was super fun.

all of these games were pretty entertaining.
I set a timer for each game, 
the amount of time depends on the difficulty. 
We watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, an annual tradition...
and one new movie The Noel Diary that was very good.


Changes in the wind said...

Those cupcakes look too pretty to eat! Lots of fun with family.

Marie Smith said...

Take out sounds great for Christmas! Love that idea. Happy New Year, my friend!

eileeninmd said...


Sounds like a wonderful Christmas with your family. It is nice not to have to cook, I like Chinese food too. The cake and cupcakes look yummy! Take care, enjoy your day!

Jim and Barb's RV Adventure said...

Good on you for keeping that Christmas spirit going. As you know, we too love it. We could not imagine a Christmas where we did not give each other gifts and make something special out of it.

R's Rue said...

I love that cake. Regine

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

The cake looks beautiful. I guess he was scrumptious.
My mouth waters at the sight of cupcakes.

Happy New Year 2023!

Lowcarb team member said...

It certainly sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with your family :)

All the best Jan

Conniecrafter said...

So good to hear you had such a great Christmas and time with Michael.
That cake and cupcakes are decorated just gorgeous, wonderful work that bakery does, I would hate to cut into it.

DeniseinVA said...

Sounds like you had a marvelous time with your family and oh my goodness, those cakes!!!! Each one a work of art!

Sally said...

Oh, the cake! Beautiful and I could taste the glory of the cupcakes. I love the traditions you guys have. I never would have thought of Chinese food, that's something I might do Christmas 2023. :)

Rian said...

Guess I missed this post, Debbie. Sounds like you had a really nice Christmas. I love those desserts... so pretty. Look like the ones they 'try' to bake on the Great Holiday British Baking show (love this show - only reality show we watch). And I also love your games. Maybe next year I will remember to order some from Amazon... Hope you have a wonderful 2023!

LeAnn said...

I love this post on Christmas. You are such a fun family. Roger and I had a quiet one this year, which was good because we have been very busy with lots of family and other essential activities for a long time. We have had endless fun with children and grandchildren coming and going.
Perhaps this year, I can make a bucket list of things to do. I love reading through yours.
I love that your son was home with you for a week. Our family likes to play games, and I like the ones you play.
The Cake looked delicious. Chinese food on Christmas sounds good; we usually have that for New Year.
Sending belated Christmas hugs!