My middle daughter, Deborah and Steve, had us over for Christmas dinner. She wouldn't tell me what she was having and insisted I was not to worry -- she had everything under control. When my husband and I got there, she and Steve and my other daughter and granddaughter had the kitchen door locked so I couldn't get in. Every once in a while they would come out and fill up the hors d'oeuvre's table. Then when dinner was brought out from the kitchen everything had tin foil on the top (they really made a production out of the surprise). After grace was said, then they did the grand removal of tin foil. It was well worth the wait and pampering. They really put on a spread and we didn't even make a dent in the food. And no, I didn't get a picture -- I was sitting back in a corner without my camera. They really treated me like a Queen, and I truly feel very blessed to have such wonderful daughters. I did get a few pictures.
And as usual, I was making gifts right up until we went out the door. There are just so many hand-made things we can create with stamps -- and I just love it!! My last minute gift for their gift bags was mixing up a batch of body lotion and decorating the containers with rub-ons (I have so many that are discontinued and this is a good way to use them up instead of spending a ton of time creating something else). Here are a couple of pictures. Remember, you can click on the picture to enlarge for a better view.
Some of these are pictures of my gift bags -- I love makig these! I cannot believe I didn't get a picture of my daughter Deborah (probably because she was hiding behind locked doors to the kitchen)
I forgot to take pictures before I gave away as gifts, but here are two containers of the body lotion that I had left over -- awesome batch this time (cocoa butter and aloe scent).
Hope you had a beautiful Christmas and here's to a blessed New Year!!