There has been a lot of gingerbread this Christmas... but not much blogging.
Probably you should blame all the gingerbread.
There's been gingerbread muffins (with cream cheese icing). Big gingerbread men. And little ginger babies.
I bought myself some Christmas roses. Since I was hosting Mr G's Work Christmas Do. Managed to persuade him to let me get the lovely green check tablecloth as well. Bonus!
I actually made something I pinned on Pinterest. Look at the cute attention to detail on this baby.
(I was so proud of myself)
We've had a few BBQ's with neighbours and workmates at our house, in between rainshowers. Our guests seem to enjoy themselves... it could be gingerbread, but it's more likely to be the Sangria.
Tomorrow I'll be making Two Batches (one to take to the Folks for lunch, one to share with friends for tea).
Today I made Eggnog...
...which I shared with my friend Mel, after we played a couple of rounds of Appreciation Training with our offspring... and a bit of Gingerbread House Building...
It made it tricky that Mel's daughter is egg-allergic, so no royal icing on their house. We used White Chocolate instead. (I think hers will be yummier)
Ours came from a kit. Don't be fooled by it's neatness and uniformity. That didn't last long...
....see what I mean???
And the kids had fun... which is what counts. A delightful (if somewhat sticky) way to spend Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve wouldn't be complete without a visit from Santa. I thought maybe this year they were too big for this tradition, but the Tween's face fell when I suggested that Santa might not need to drop by tonight...
Apparently NOT too big at all (YAY).
So the stockings are hung by the chimney with care. The prezzies are wrapped and piled up under the tree. Four more minutes and it's midnight... Christmas here in NZ.
I hope you have a Merry one wherever you are.
And just in case you haven't seen it yet, here's An Unexpected Christmas...
God Bless and Merry Christmas