‘Tis the Night Before Christmas


I hope you all had just as lovely of a Christmas Eve as we did.  We continued our tradition of having the W.’s over.  We had an awesome time! We talked, played a game, and stuffed ourselves with ate our traditional prime rib dinner.

I love our Christmas Eve tradition.  It is so fun, so laid back, that there is very little stress involved.  It makes for a great time.

Melissa and I decorated the table, which we did last year.  This year Mom had purchased a new candle centerpiece.  (I’m not sure where I was going with that.  But we’ll just leave it there anyway.)

Before the W.’s got here, I pulled the gingerbread cookies out and frosted them.  I must confess that I *sigh* ate a few.  *Sob*  I will try better next time. 

Voice #2:  BUT IT IS CHRISTMAS, right?  Do I get ANY cheating around Christmas?

Voice #1:  If you hadn’t been cheating as often, yes.

Voice #2: BUT…

Voice #1:  Oh, don’t even go there.

Voice #2:  Just…whatever.


Never mind. Sometimes these things just happen.

As I was saying, *cough* I decorated the cookies today.  I was trying to be artsy and creative (which, although I can be the latter, I am NOT the former by any vast stretch of the imagination).  I tried several different things (swirlies was my best), but then I got stuck on words.  Words are so fun.

I kept trying to write “twinkle” on a small star-shaped cookie, but all that would fit was “twink.”  I tried to get it to fit twice, but only ended up with “twink” both times.  Later, as I was looking at them, I realized that I had gotten confused as to where the “i” was, and had dotted the first stroke of the “w” both times.  So I ended up with “tiwnk,” or probably more like *tries to find letters that look like what she wrote* nope.  They don’t have the letters I was using on the keyboard.  How did that happen?


Wow.  Maybe I should write my posts this late at night all the time.  It might make things a bit more interesting.

And who knows what I will come up with?

Maybe it is better that I don’t.


So I had lots of fun with words.  You’ll see in the pictures.


Do you see how long (and how many interruptions – FROM MY OWN BRAIN) it took for me to say that?


Anyway, now for the pictures.



Like you really have to write this on a cookie.


This too


Again, this was pretty obvious


It turns out, “yum” is really fun to write in cursive in frosting.


I started thinking about Christmas carols, and thought about “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.”  Well, when there is white, it is often on a tree, right?  So I put white on a tree.

Sometimes I’m not sure that I make a whole lot of sense.  Or that if I do, it is a rather silly sense that I make.

Whatever that means. 

(I really should write my posts this late at night!  I’m much more fun!)


When I showed this to Melissa, she said that I should have written “wish”  on it (when you wish upon a star).  I completely agree.  I will have to do that next time.


Again, another very obvious one.  But I think this one is quite cute.


An M&M!  Love those things.  Have you seen the Chocolate Mint ones?  Anyone tried them?  I haven’t, but they sure sound good!


This next set of cookies was inspired by my sister’s piano theory book.


They often have things to decorate with notes, rests, and such, and they tell you which thing gets which symbol with numbers.


Kind of a “decorate-with-music-symbols-by-number” thing.

(I am sure they have a more official name, but, as has been previously stated, it is late.)


So I decided to try decorating cookies with musical symbols.  I should have tried to do the bass clef over again.


But treble clefs are just so much more fun to do.


They fit really well on the tree cookies.




I then started writing the titles of Christmas carols out on cookies.

(Ding Dong Merrily on High – I am going to put what each one is, since they are all not super easy to read.)


One of my favorite Christmas songs (When Love Came Down)


Christmas doesn’t fit on one cookie, or at least I didn’t think it would.  I didn’t try.  I might have ended up with something similar to “twink.”

(Sing We Now of Christmas)


I love doing exclamation points!


(Joy to the World – with an exclamation point!)


(We Wish You a Merry Christmas)


And my grand masterpiece…


This was SO FUN!

Thank you for putting up with all the cookie pictures.


Our Christmas Eve table


The centerpiece






Beauty on a plate (what else can I say?)


Oh, and one more thing…



Merry Christmas!  May you all have a lovely, lovely Christmas!


Much love to you all,


4 thoughts on “‘Tis the Night Before Christmas

  1. That looks like a lot of cookies!
    I like the ‘Yum’ cookies. Your ‘twink’ story made me laugh so much!
    Happy Christmas!

    1. There were a lot of cookies, but each one is bite-size. The “yum” cookies were fun. I still want to get “twinkle” on a star cookie. I’ll try it on a bigger one (and dot the “i” and not the “w.”)

      Merry Christmas!


  2. Looks like you had an absolutely *marvelous* time. ^_^ This makes me happy. I should also probably say that no matter my mood when I first pull up your blog, I ALWAYS leave it with a silly grin on my face and just so happy. tehe. love ya, girl.
    I missed you today!! Hope you have a wonderful week and I’ll see you next time. =)

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