Christmas Eve Morning
We woke up early and packed up the car in order to drive to Marceline. We stopped for breakfast at BK Bakery and then proceeded up to Moberly to do a small bit of shopping at Randolph Mercantile. We got to Marceline around 10. We opened gifts and then ate lunch. Bob and I bought Taco Soup and mom made Vegetable Soup with Beef. We had cookies and candies and of course, eggnog! Afterwards we went into downtown Marceline to shop at the new shop Curiosity and to Debbie's shop Simply Made. Found adorable things in both shops!
Santa Sack was opened to reveal our Christmas PJs from Target, Zingo, and Christmas Karaoke. We had pan seared scallops, baked goat cheese and red sauce with crostinis, homemade meatballs, bratwurst wrapped in croissants and various cookies and candies. We watched The Sound of Music (the ending) and played our game and then went to bed!
Ashley was the first up, as usual! Santa had come and so we sat down to open stockings. After the stockings we open presents and then had breakfast. This year I made a breakfast ring, a cranberry cocktail and gingerbread cake pops that looked like reindeer! We all admired our gifts and then Ash and Eric left for Christmas at the Hasty's house.
The Hasty family came over for a visit and for dinner. Bob made a pork loin roast marinated in Dr. Pepper and herb encrusted. He also roasted Brussels sprouts and made his wonderful Gratin Dauphinaise potatoes. It was such a great meal. My dessert was Oreo stuffed brownies. Yummy. Renee gave me a candle and I gave Renee a wreath from Debbie's shop. We had a great visit with Renee, Bob and Evan.