Monday, January 03, 2011

Happy New Year!

It seems like it has been forever since I paid any attention to my blog. Maybe one of my New Year's Resolutions should be more frequent postings.

We had a lovely holiday season. Our Christmas tree was a bit bottom heavy after Noah and Hayden helped put on some ornaments. (click photos for larger view)

The kids were so excited about opening gifts that they were even happy about receiving clothing!

There's always such a mess of paper and ribbon.

True to form sometimes the boxes are more fun than the gifts they contained. Noah had fun decorating this box.

We had our holiday dinner on Christmas Eve and several good friends were able to join us. Everyone (almost) always tolerates the Christmas crackers and the silly hat each contains.

When Craig was a teen he used to make a time-intensive Black Forest Cake for some of our holiday dinners. He recently mentioned that it had been a long time since he'd made one so I decided to make it in his honor this year. It takes a couple of days and I'm no so sure it's worth all the trouble. The most time consuming portion is making the chocolate curls. This photo has turned itself on its side for some reason, so you'll have to use your imagination (or tilt your head) to get the full effect.

Now that the holidays are over, it's time to get back into my sewing room. It will feel good to get back to some projects.

1 comment:

Judy Heyward said...

Thanks for sharing your holiday, Corky. And, as far as I'm concerned from the looks of it, the cake was WELL worth the effort!