Well I survived the weekend! I am EXHAUSTED though!
And here is the picture of the shortbread cookies that I made - honestly they don't look near as nice as they should - I was rushed and tired and just wanted to get them DONE - so I just whipped them together - drizzled on the white chocolate (Wilton's white chocolate wafers I melted in the microwave) and sprinkled on the crushed candy canes.
A hint if you decide to make these yourself - they look MUCH better when you use just red and white candy canes - I only had the red/white/green ones on hand - so when they're crushed the colors start to look muddy and it's not as pretty!
They taste great though so that's all that really matters :o)
Christmas day with my family was all craziness as usual - there's over 20 of us now and half of that are all under the age of 11. I was able to pull my older brother aside and give him one of the gift cards for groceries - he normally wouldn't accept something like that but since he doesn't know who gave it to him there was nothing he could do about it - and I know he'll put it to good use - so thank you!!
With my younger brother and his girlfriend I was able to give the gift cards and diapers and baby items plus everything that I had bagged up for them to use. When we got it all packed into mom's vehicle they barely had enough room for themselves LOL! After having 2 girls myself I had a LOT of clothes to give to them which was nice - they really needed them and I needed to get them out of here so it was a win-win for both of us.
Christmas for us was great - Tim and I celebrated with the girls on Sunday and it was nice. We had got the girls a doll house (from Costco for cheap!! Of course we had to put the whole thing together and that took some time) and cleaned and re-arranged their room so that they can actually play in there from now on (more a gift to ME - I'm tired of all their toys and whatnot being strewn throughout the house) and the look on their faces when they saw the doll house was priceless.
Anywho I hope y'all had a fabulous Christmas and have a wonderful New Year!
I'm back at work early tomorrow morning and will be working all day for the next 3 days and am SO looking forward to New Years weekend - hopefully I will get the chance to clean the house (it looks like a bomb went off - all this hosting and having family over has given me little time to get anything else done - but I'll get to it all eventually).
I'm headed to bed - it's all I can do to keep my eyes open to finish this post!!