Christmas Break: Part 2

  This is post 2 for today.  I KNEW WordPress was going to be grumpy at me for all those pics! I just had to try 4 times to get it to stick.  Smile  It is so important to me to document all these special moments, because I would still love to someday print off these blog posts in a book for my kids.

  Anyhow, for the 2nd time ever, we had a quiet Christmas at home on Christmas day. We LOVED it!  We used to have to have everyone dressed nice, food prepped, presents opened and never played with, to be out the door by 11.  This time, we had a leisurely brunch and Birthday party for Jesus, followed by the Christmas story, presents and PLAYTIME!  After nap we headed to be with the family.  It was just right!

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  If you follow us on 4 little Ferguson’s Facebook page, you will already know this story, but I sent out an SOS for uses for Rhode’s Rolls.  Dale and I had gutted and cleaned out our huge chest freezer, and for some reason, one basket got left out…..OF COURSE, it was the Rhodes Roll basket, so the next morning he brings in 3 BURSTING bags of Rhodes rolls for me to quick figure out what to do with.  You all were so helpful!  In the end, I made a double batch of these yummy Bierocks, some Pigs In A Blanket for lunch, and a Cream Cheese Tea Ring for Jesus’ Birthday party the next day.  This suggestion came from Liz, over at that Skinny Chick Can Bake. She has such great recipes, and this one did NOT disappoint!  It is SO pretty and not too sweet, either.  Well, hers is so pretty, mine was NOT. 

  Go check out her post for the recipe, I think you will want to make it!

Holiday Cream Cheese Tea Ring by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

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The kids played while we cleaned up the kitchen…..

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Then it was time for the Christmas story.  Destiny was proud we used her Bible this year.PicMonkey Collage 3

Things started off well and everyone sat quietly….well, kind of.

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After a brief talking-to by Daddy, and a punishment of sitting on their hands to learn to keep them to themselves, story time continued…..quietly this time.  Smile

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Next, Tylan shared the Symbols of Christmas, that he made in school.

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Look Mom, J is for Jesus!

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Present time! 3 for each kiddo, just like Baby Jesus….and I am proud to say, nothing required batteries this year, so it was a peaceful Christmas. 

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Oh, forgot Paxton’s tractor flashlight. Guess it needed batteries, but everything else did not.

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Thanks to some Dog loving friends of ours, even Sophie had a present under the tree this year.

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About this time, Destiny noticed our cat, Stripes crying at the window.  She felt it was such a shame he couldn’t join in our Christmas fun, so we let him in for a bit.  He was in Cat HEAVEN, Sophie was NOT impressed, but they did end up napping together for a bit.

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   Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good night!
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  Tomorrow is Weekend Potluck like normal, but on Monday, I will share some photos of the fun things we did on our break, and the first good SNOW of the season!!!!!

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Hugs, T

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3 thoughts on “Christmas Break: Part 2

  1. I am so glad that youw were able to have so much time to spend with your sweet family this holiday season! Your kids are just so cute.
    I love the idea of just three gifts. And NO batteries! That is even better.:)
    Hope you are enjoying this winter snow! I know that we sure are here! Only wish that the colds would go away so that we could REALLY enjoy it.:)
    Hugs, Kristina

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it all – from top to bottom…the post itself, every photo, every smile, the gifts, the recipes. What a story you tell in pictures! SOO tickled you shared those adorable babes of yours…that I love & miss so dearly. They are so precious! You are making memories to last a lifetime.

I adore hearing from you, comment away! :)

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