Friday, December 24, 2010

Let earth receive her King

It's Christmas Eve.
Yesterday was cookie-making-day. Today, I wrap presents. Probably all day.

It was my first time making decorated cookies...
despite spending hours and hours on my feet and not being terribly impressed with the result,
it was fun. : ) And I ate a lot of royal icing. I'm not sure why, because it doesn't taste very good.

Benjamin's administration of strawberry wine helped my mood while I was wallowing
 in cookies and food coloring and creepy frosting that sticks hard to the mixer.

I'm starting to get excited about opening presents... 

Especially this Eiffel tower bag. It's from Benjamin, which means it will be awesome.
And I just might hang the bag on my wall.

Have a beautiful Christmas. Be immature and wake up early, make everyone else wake up by fair means or foul, stay in your pajamas as long as possible, shred your wrapping paper off of your presents like there's no tomorrow, drink hot chocolate with cool whip continuously, and of course, eat a lot.

And don't forget that the reason why we celebrate is because 
Jesus Christ came down to earth to save a broken world.
Let heaven and nature sing.


  1. Beautiful pictures! I love Christmas eve! :)

    I'm having a photography contest at my blog, if you're interested in entering.


  2. I think your decorated cookies turned out lovely! I don't have the patience or coordination to attempt that yet. Me and my mom did make haystacks today, though, and I made some chocolate chip cookies. :) I'm also starting to get excited about opening gifts (and see people open the ones I got them). That Eiffel tower bag is gorgeous!

    I intend to do all of those things. :) I already told my brother that he better get to bed at a decent hour tonight (he stays up much later than me), because I am waking him up early. Not quite as early as I used to when we were little, but still early. :)


  3. Amen and son got an early start on waking me up by fair or foul means THIS morning (I can only guess what tomorrow morning might be like), but we'll all be under the Christmas tree anticipating the joyful day that awaits us. We'll be enjoying Peppermint Mocha's with whipped cream though instead of hot cocoa...they rock! Merry Christmas to your and yours...we'll see you in the New Year.

  4. Your cookies look amazing! Mine always end up looking like cookies with globs of colored icing hanging onto them for dear life... Carrying on...
    I totally intend to wake up early, except for one thing... I'll be going to a midnight service at my church tonight - we'll see how the waking up early goes, after that. ;)

    (My word verification right now is "coins"... just thought I'd let you know, 'cause it's rare when you get an actual word...

  5. Yummy looking cookies!!! Be sure to tell us what's in that bag. :)

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Your cookies look great! Although I always hate when you spend a lot of time on something and you feel like it was "with so little result" (a line from The Importance of Being Earnest)

    A very merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. ahaha...I see the song title on your piano book. ;) My sis has that book and plays from it every. single. day.

    Lovely pictures, btw! Have a Merry Christmas!!!!*~

  8. Merry Christmas!! :) Love your cookies.. I think they look fabulous. :) And that Eiffel tower bag is awesome.. I must agree!

  9. love LOVE the first and the last photo.

  10. The pictures you took are great, you did a lovely job decorating the cookies, they look so yummy!

    I hope you're doing better than I am about keeping away from the presents under the tree until Christmas. ;)

    Have a wonderful holiday season, and Merry Christmas!

  11. Merry CHRISTmas to you....and I will do all of those things you've mentioned! =D

  12. I am JEALOUS of your photography skills! :)

    Merry Christmas!!!

  13. Nice decorative cookies, and cool eiffel tower bag! :) Merry Christmas!!!

  14. Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures. I think your cookies look delish, I have never had the patience or bravery to attempt that type. :) Here's to waking up early and shredding presents and eating tons of yummy food! :)

  15. Those cookies are adorable. If I had some of those I don't think I'd even eat them, they are just way too cute. Merry Christmas!

  16. Love the pictures! Merry Christmas! :)

  17. Love the Eifle tower bag! Where can I get one? ;)

  18. As a member of the household who has far too many of those cut-out cookies, I can confirm that they taste just as good as they look. Love you, Susannah!

  19. Oops, make that "has EATEN" far too many of those cookies...


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