|Michael made this when he was in kindergarten.|
|This is one of Patrick's favorite ornaments.|
|Grace made this when she was in kindergarten.|
|My friend Patti Hinton made this ornament.|
|This little angel is made from pasta.|
|This glass ornament looks so much like real candy that folks are tempted to eat it.|
The "Dirty Santa" gifts are all wrapped and ready for Christmas Eve. We always play this game on Christmas Eve when the grands are here. I buy all the gifts and I have a lot of fun doing this. The grands always ask, "Are we going to play Dirty Santa this year?"---even now that they are almost grown.
|Dirty Santa gifts ready for Christmas Eve. There will be eleven of us this year.|
|Spiced pecans ready for neighbors.|
And I have one batch of cookies, chocolate chip, baked. I still have to make another batch or two of cookies and toffee. I'm also going to make meringue cookies/candy this year. I haven't made a cake nor a pie---but I may make the Lottie Lane Fruitcake that Mama always made before New Year's. This will be one of the few years that I haven't made it.
|Chocolate chip cookies.|
|Lane fruitcake that I made two years ago.|
This was always my favorite fruitcake. All the fruit is in the icing and filling.