We had a lovely Christmas…no stress…no family uproars….Just some good food and some family fun. Kalissa with her family and Karl were our only kids home on Christmas day. It was so nice. We didn’t do fancy time consuming meals..no fancy dishes. Nothing and that was just what I needed as Saturday I caught a cold.
Here’s some of the highlights of our Christmas day.
Karl was a big help with prepping food. He likes cooking with me whenever he’s home. Being a college student he is fascinated with the abundance of spices and supplies that I have. He says cooking knowing you have ingredients is much more fun than at his apartment.
We were making Brownie Delight. Recipe here.
I like cooking with Karl even though he dirties way more dishes than I would on my own. In fact, he had used most of my scrappers and I went to grab one to reuse it. Karl quickly stopped me and told me nope…I couldn’t use them. He had licked them. I swear, sometimes he’s just a big kid. I love that though. He makes me smile.
Just a bit after this I sat down to play a game of chess with him. His beard was covered in whip cream and he had no idea. I told him to go look in the mirror. He came out laughing…Then he asked me how did that happen. I told him he should probably give up spoon and scraper licking if he’s going to be having a beard…one of the joys of growing up I guess.
Of course there was napping.
and Ruby time….
We did have to introduce Carver to the tradition of playing the Farming Game. We play each Christmas…it’s always fun and for the record, I won this year. Karl was a close second.
As you can see…it’s really relaxed here. You also might notice that gifts are not the big attraction. We love just hanging out together…for me, this is Christmas.