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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Wonderful Christmas

Praise God for sending His Son to save us from our sin - the very reason for the season!

We had a wonderful Christmas day blessed with all of the family here except my brother and his family. My brother and my "sister in love" live in New Smyrna Beach, Florida which is about 10 hours from Birmingham. Their son and his family live in North Carolina. We missed them, but had a good day. Bill surprised me Christmas morning with these four hibiscus blooms from one of our trees. It had stopped blooming outside and has now started up again in it's winter home in the basement. I also have one Dendrobium orchid with 11 blooms on it that is over 3' tall. My Jewel orchid has SEVEN bloom spikes maturing and now I have two Phalenopsis orchids with their first bloom spikes since I bought them in bloom years ago. I'm so excited!

The cake in the picture if Mark's "Tatter's Chocolate Cake." My, oh my! There are no words to describe it, except be careful! It is adictive and potentially deadly. The taste is superb. Thank you Mark for sharing the recipe.

For those of you who have been following my quest for a scanner, "Santa Baby" came through for me. My daughter and her husband gave me said scanner. Well, really it was "from Isaac to Lala." They just had to do the shopping for him! I can't wait to get it hooked up to the new computer that DH got for Christmas. They also got me a lovely world globe. I'm sure Isaac and I will have fun exploring geography with it. My youngest daughter, the bride, and her husband gave us several lovely gifts, including a neck massager. Maybe it will help my migraines! My nephew gave me a "Jeep" hooded jacket to wear when I drive my Jeep. We are both Jeep fanatics. He has one to match, but says we have to be sure we don't wear them at the same time. So funny! My lovely neice gave us home made tamales! Her first attempt. She says there is definitely an art to it. I'll let you know how she did!

DH says he doesn't care if I leave my tree up and keep tatting snowflakes as it is small and out of the way. Now, if I can just figure out a way to keep the kitties from stealing my tatting, I'll have it made. Any ideas?

I just wanted to share my day, and my blessings with you. I hope all of you had as happy a day as we did.


Karl and/or Madeline said...

Sounds like you also had a very good day. I am glad you got the scanner, but now Karl will not have anything to do. Thank you for your kind words on our blog.
We did have a wonderful day as did everyone else. Our great grandson was the life of the party. That cake looks so good, and I bet it was delicious. Happy New Year. Love Madeline

Jane Eborall said...

I'm THRILLED to hear about the scanner. Tat'll make life a lot easier for you!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

All those beautiful snowflakes, and you bake too? I'm impressed! I'm thinking a scanner might be on my list for next year... my little 3 in 1 job just doesn't cut it some days. I'm glad to hear that you had such a merry Christmas!

Clyde said...

Laura, it sounds like you had a very good Christmas. I wish you could scan and send me a slice of that chocolate cake it sounds absolutely wonderful.

Tattycat said...

We did have a great time. Thanks. Yes, Jane, the scanner will make things much easier, but I think my friend Karl will miss scanning them for me.
Yes, Diane, I love to bake. Ever since I was a little girl I have been in charge of baking.
Clyde, I wish I could send you a piece of this cake. It is the absolute ultimate chocolate indulgence!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Yes, that cake looks tasty. I am so glad you had a great Christmas!