Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas, everyone!!

It's midnight:15 here....the children are nestled all snug in their beds, while "Santa" waits for her coffee to finish brewing so she can get busy wrapping presents...would hate to wake up to the sounds of said children crying in the morning because there was nothing left under the tree!!
I wanted to make a quick post to wish you all the very best of the holiday season. May your days be filled with laughter and love and may you be surrounded by the ones you enjoy the most...and if those who are surrounding you seem as if they are choking you (as we know it sometimes can be), may your days be filled with lots and lots of eggnog...or Bailey's...Bailey's is good in coffee...any time of day!!! Bailey's makes all things just so much better!!
Hmmm....maybe even present wrapping would be better...yeah....I'm sure it would!! teehee.

Tonight we celebrated with a small party....complete with sashimi, ham & cheese, roast beef, fried shrimp, spicy fried chicken and ika (squid), rice and of course "kid" champagne for the boys and ume shu (plum wine) and Coronas for me and the K-Man.
Under the tree, the boys have put the cookies and milk for Santa and a carrot (for the reindeer, of course!!). Koji put these cookies together for baking and though they don't look really purdy, they are mighty delicious!! (Mom didn't have any peppermint essence, so she used crushed candy canes and they turned out okay. Daddy thought we could just use toothpaste, but...we all pretty much vetoed him down on that one!! "yuck"
The candy canes worked just great!!)

And so....with that....the coffee is done and this "Santa" needs to get to work.
Merry Christmas....Happy you, one and all.


Nancy said...

Merriment and Mirth ... Santa!

Sigh, those are the fun days, when the kids are all snug in their beds!

Enjoy this holiday season .. with lots of "coffee" =)

Lori said...

Have a wonderful holiday! I will take your advice on the Baileys!

smalltownmom said...

I love Koji's cookies and I'm glad you went with your choice of flavoring.

Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas Eve is just starting here. I think I'll hold off on the Bailey's until this evening!

Mike Golch said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Janet said...

I love the combination of Japanese & American foods :-)

Merii Kurisumasu and Akemashite omedetou!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Aaaah, Christmas Eve wrapping--those were the days.

Susan said...

Merry Christmas, Deb! I get off work in about 40 minutes, and then off to Lakin to Bills folks, where kids are all meeting, Bill's brother is here from Alaska. So have a good one with your family!
Love ya,

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas...from our house to yours.
Shellie and Guys

Mrs. G. said...

Merry Merry to you and yours.

ms-teacher said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Bailey's & nog - what a FANTASTIC idea! But may I suggest that you NOT WRAP presents from Santa? Parents should get the most credit for best gifts...And you should spend more time with the cocktail and less with the stockings after hours :D

Regardless, good call on the toothpaste in cookies and MERRY CHRISTMAS :) Blessings to you all.

Peggy Sez.. said...

Merry Christmas to you and your "Guys" !!
I'm certain that Santa will thank you for the toothpaste cookie veto!

Ms. Lea 李女士 said...

Merry Christmas!!

phd in yogurtry said...

Toothpaste, indeed! Though Santa might have appreciated that fresh, minty feeling.

Merry Christmas to you and all of your boys!

Grandy said...

Merry Christmas Beautiful!! I'm lovin' the sashimi mixed in with everything. :)