Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My "Christmas Eve" Sentiments...

Sitting on shelves in my kitchen are the "Department 56" lit houses that I have received over the years, for Christmas gifts. I treasure my collection. Each one represents aspects of my life. They sit on the shelves throughout the year, and serve as a reminder, of the givers of the gifts. Since baking is something that I enjoy, the "Lafayette's Bakery" house is one of my favorites. During the last few months though, my kitchen has actually seemed more like a bakery than before. All of you have been so kind to give me the privilege of sharing pictures of some of the baked goods that have come home with my pastry chef- in- the- making daughter. You have viewed the many delicasies even though you do not have the opportunity to taste them. The following picture is from this week. The individual meringes looked so festive with the strawberries and the kiwi, and once again, they tasted as good as they looked.

These will be served at tonight's dinner, along with her raspberry cheesecake and the yule log.
Time seems to past so quickly. December 24th has arrived, and my wish for each of you is, "May you have the greatest two gifts of all on these holidays: someone to love and someone who loves you".-John Sinor

"There has only been one Christmas-the rest are anniversaries."-W.J. Cameron "Thanks be to God for his unspeakable Gift- indescribable, inestimable, incomparable, inexpressibly precious beyond words." -Lois Lebar. Merry Christmas dear friends!


Tracy said...

Merry Christmas to you, Judy! Your creativity has influenced many of my baked gifts this year...thank you! (I made butterscotch/pecan focaccia again last night!) May you and your family enjoy an especially blessed Christmas.


LisaShaw said...

Wonderful! I'm there in spirit taking a small bite (smile) and enjoying the presence of the LORD with you. Love ya.

Jeane` said...

We can't wait to come over tonight! Being together as family is such a tremendous gift!
Love you!
PS. C & A are all smiles and laughter...they are anxiously awaiting coming to "MawPaw's House"! :)
I love the picture of Grandma's you well know, I spent MANY hours arranging and rearranging Mary & Joseph, and dare I say, creating imaginary love triangles between Mary, Joseph and a plastic wise man?? (What can I say? I had an active imagination!!!) :) Thank goodness I did not write HIStory!!! :)


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