Last night was our traditional "making of the fudge" night. It started thirty some years ago when my youngest son started helping me make the fudge. His older brothers were never interested, but Brandon had figured out there was a reward at the end of this task. You'll see!!
It makes sense that Brandon's kids would want to help, so what started with one helping, now adds up to five pair of hands. (Emmy, the 20mo old not included yet)
Drew does the measuring and everyone gets to add something to the pot.
Then we start stirring
And then there's the
Then we beat it
And beat it some more.
Until we have one pan of fudge without nuts.
And one pan with nuts for all the "nutty people". (Don't know why they look different colors)
And then it's time for clean up!!
After clean-up and the fudge making five went home, I stayed up until 2:00am and made my oldest granddaughter, Madi, her Christmas skirt.
Made from the same blue velvet, glitter satin and sheer snowflake fabrics that the 6 Christmas dresses were made from.
Madi is 15 and I couldn't find a dress pattern I thought she would like, so she opted for a skirt.
Her other grandma picked it up today so she could wear it to the family party on Saturday night and match her cousins.
I can't wait to get pictures of them all...and the boys too of course. If I was a really good Mamaw, I would have made shirts for the boys too...maybe next year.
One more picture and then I'm off to bed. Wrapping presents and more baking tomorrow.
This is a tiny tree with houses and train that Dept. 56 put out the year the "Polar Express" movie came out.
We were living in our little blue and white trailer then and this was all we had room for. It has become a favorite of the kids. There is a little ticket on the front. If you pull it, the Train Whistles and starts around the track while the conductor (Tom Hanks) voice says "Aaaaall aboard the Polar Express" That's it! But the kids just keep pulling that ticket.
So see...I have a tree. Just the right size for my
RV small cottage.
Just in case I don't get back before Christmas, I want to wish all of my friends in blogland and those of you in my real life who read my blog a very Merry Christmas and may you receive all the blessings of the season.
God is Good!!
Life is Good!!