I hope everyone had a great holiday week! Ours was absolutely blissful! We attended the most beautiful and blissful Christmas Eve service at our church. It was so joyful and set the tone for the holiday. After the service, we went to my best friend's Norwegian Christmas Eve dinner. I feel blessed that we get invited every year. It is a meal of Norwegian meatballs (the recipe has been in the family for five generations), salmon, red cabbage, potatoes, and several vegetables. Then for dessert we have krumkakkes and ice cream. It is so yummy and so awesome to sit and talk and laugh. We had so much fun. My BFF sent me home with an amazing homemade quiche for us to have for Christmas breakfast. It was such a blessing!
Christmas morning was fun opening presents. Of course, Santa loves puppies, too, so Liesl got several new presents. She was so happy. She loves wrapping paper best of all and had a blast shredding a great deal of it. (Note: Whenever I was wrapping presents, Liesl likes to come stand on the paper while I am trying to put it on a present. She thinks she is hilarious.) She made herself really tired with all of her paper hijinks.
So after exchanging gifts, we set about getting ready for the family to come over for dinner and more presents. My sweet baboo makes the best prime rib, so we had a delicious dinner. It was just a great day and I so enjoyed the time with the family. We both crashed into bed exhausted by about 8:45.
I have really been looking forward to this weekend. Bill and I have said since last weekend that we are not doing anything this weekend, other than taking Liesl for some nice walks. Other than that we plan on a nice, leisurely weekend at home, enjoying each other's company, watching movies, reading, etc. He has such a warm, cheerful and extremely mellow personality so he is such a joy to be around. My cross stitch is sitting ready for me. I took my calligraphy pens out so I can play with them. Liesl is snuggled up in a blanket next to me. She is generally not a lap dog, but in winter likes to snuggle close. All of the presents are out of my craft room so I may reclaim the space. I am looking forward to a nice, creative day.
So I think I shall go make my honey the pancakes that he loves so much and prepare for my craft fun day. I hope you all have a day filled with lots of creative possibilities!