Saturday, December 15, 2007

I Am Prancer

We are in the Christmas Spirit at this house! We've decorated, shopped, shared, given, and feel very blessed. I'm enjoying seeing family traditions being carried on by Teenager, and also into the next generation: the granddaughters. I've thought of many things I'd like to share here -- we'll see how it goes in the next few days.

Today we hosted a brunch/cookie exchange. The weather outside was not exactly frightful, but not good either -- new snow and a forecast of more heavy snow. Some didn't venture out, but we had a good time with those who made it. (My camera was lying on the counter, but I didn't think to take any pictures.) It was a beautiful morning, with snow falling outside the window, french vanilla coffee and scents of orange and cinnamon in the house. We played a game related to the story of The Gingerbread Man, and guests ended up with a gingerbread man item to take home with them - a magnet, cookie cutter, hand towel, or serving plate. After a leisurely breakfast, we walked round and round the cookie table, filling our trays with samples of all the cookie varieties: oatmeal chocolate chip, cut-out decorated sugar cookies, chocolate macadamias, Mexican wedding cookies, and others. Each one left with a gingerbread man or woman ornament for their own tree, and we will enjoy the memories of a nice morning with friends.

For fun on today's holiday post, What kind of reindeer are you?

You Are Prancer

You are the perfect reindeer, with perfect hooves and perfect flying form.

Why You're Naughty: Because you're Santa's pet, and you won't let anyone show you up.

Why You're Nice: You have the softest fur and the sweetest carrot breath.

1 comment:

strem said...

I couldn't get the link to work, but I think I found the right quiz. Turns out I am Cupid. Don't know what to think about that. :)

Your cookie exchange sounds wonderful. I've been to two cookie exchanges, and they're always fun... and I usually end up with some fabulous new recipes. Hope you're able to dig out from the snow.