Yeah, the cookies. I made approximately 310 of them.
This is the the majority of them
This is the last couple of batches
This is now all of them frosted
HDiTty had a few before they were frosted and a couple more afterward. I didn't want to try any because my teeth were still hurting with every bite I took. So it wasn't until we were putting them away into the fridge to keep away from the cats, who had been locked up all day, that I finally broke down and had one. They were good as usual.
I'd fill up one of those circle plates and take it to each house and one to work. Actually I took two to my mom's knowing the boys would take some home as well. Also gave a couple dozen to Jim and his girls. We luckily only had about 25 or so left for ourselves. I was worried we'd have a lot more but nope. Although it took me all day to do them, I started around 2ish and didn't finish until almost 1am I believe it was worth it.
Anyway. Christmas at mom's went well this year, no drama as we had last year. Scott's stepkids (ex I guess I should say) came back so we were all very happy to be able to spend the holiday with them. I believe all the kids were very happy with all their gifts. From what I could see they all pretty much got what they asked for. We adults didn't exchange as we gave that up last year. But mom had a game that she did that included the kids as well. We all ended up with 30 bucks. It was fun and nice.
Monday, Christmas Eve, HDT and I were sitting at the kitchen table playing cribbage making a couple jugs of iced tea waiting for an update from his mom on how his youngest sister was doing. He got a call in the morning that she was doing badly and his mom was taking her to the ER to get checked out. Around 2pm we got the call that they're back home and both Jess and her daughter are sick, running fevers. So HDT made calls to his other sister and uncle who both have kids and let them decide not to go over to keep from getting sick. We decided we're hearty stock and packed up the gifts, the pulled italian beef that had been warming in the two crockpots all day and Poydras and head over.
The niece was feeling better by the time we made it over there, no fever but his sister was still feeling down. But well enough to eat a little bit and play a board game, so that was nice. In between her turns my MIL was wrapping gifts. Finally when she was done we went into the front room and opened presents. The niece got a karaoke machine from grandma so we all had a blast singing songs with it. Unfortunately for the niece there weren't any songs she new but she still had fun with it. When we realized it was getting late we called it a night and headed home.
Christmas morning we made it up to his other sister's house by 8:15am to see Santa come in for the youngest nephew. Then he left and grandpa finally made it. Heh We opened gifts, ate some more italian beef that we brought with, hung out for a little while then headed out around noon. HDT had to work from 2 - 6 for overtime.
So on our way home we bought tickets for Monsters, Inc. 3D to go see after he got off work. We made it up there to meet his dad, stepmom, sister and her two boys. Her husband ended up not coming. Very happy to see Monsters, Inc. in the theater again. Love, love, love that movie. So much so that I actually have a Boo doll.
After the movie we went home and watched a little tv then I went to bed since I had work the next day.
Wednesday I had an eye appointment after work and by the time I made it home Jim and his girls were walking in the door to get their Christmas gifts. We got them a kinect to go with the Xbox they already have. Since we have the same game that came with it we put it in and had them try it out. The younger was having a blast, the older who's 15 was a little more shy about it but she still had fun.
So yeah, all the Christmases ended up ok, not as planned completely but still ok and fun for the most part.
Media quote of the day:
Have yourself a Merry little Christmas