Adina had many projects lined up for the week because not only did she have us as house guests, she was also leaving on a weeks vacation to Lake Tahoe, CA on the 26th.
I had fun helping her with some customizations she made to her New Years party dress.
Cookies seemed to be constantly in the works. These are gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
Stockings hung by the chimney with care.
The beautiful Christmas tree.
Gluten-free Moravian Molasses cookies.
The traditional new Christmas socks for 2011!
Hmmm. Santa is skinnier and younger than I remember.
Mark with all his stocking goodies.
Pre-gift opening, just waiting for the word . . .
I think Adina seemed happy with the crepe maker set that we gave her.
Mark with his new Kindle Fire from me. He has already told me that it was a "dangerous" present because he'll get lost in it. Way easy to find and download any book he wants, including ones that are no longer in print.
Nice thermal shirt from MMI.
Adina trying out her comfy new Ugg slippers.
Adina and Zeke gave each other snowshoes, which they were hoping to use in Tahoe.
Love this image. It reminds me of a Kim English painting. Kim is one of the instructors who teach for us and he frequently paints scenes that are through doorways.
We gave Zeke a beer brewing kit, so on Christmas day, Mark took Zeke through the process of brewing his first beer - a gluten-free variety.
Adina and Zeke have the most comfy sofa. I'm cuddled up with my Kindle reading Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana.
All-in-all, it was a most delightful holiday and we are looking forward to a repeat. It's just too bad that we missed Parsley!