Friday, December 25, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas Indeed! :)

Merry Christmas everyone! I am back on blogger with TONS and TONS of pics from my "vacation". Don't get upset when you find you've been stuck on here for an hour lookin' at pics... I warned you. lol =D

Esara, Caldirwen and I kicked off the week (on Monday) with a little "baking".

Our ingredients:


Esara mixing the cupcake batter:

Me pouring it in:
I am very talented. I can pour cupcake batter while taking a pic. ;) lol

Well, they're ready to go in the oven:I'm messy, as you can see. :)

They're done!

And now they are all iced and read to be enjoyed:

And I took on a Christmas Challenge: to finish a 1,000 piece puzzle before Christmas day. Here's a pic of my progress from day 1 (Monday):

Tuesday:

Ty and I went outside "exploring", despite the fact it was 30 degrees outside and all I was wearing were some blue jeans and a short sleeved, blue t-shirt. lol =D Here's a pic of bubby running up to me:


Here's the pic of my Puzzle Progress from day 2 (Tuesday):

Sorry, I didn't get any pics on Wednesday, except of my Puzzle Progress:
Thursday: Christmas Eve!!!
Here's the Puzzle Progress for Christmas Eve, which was my "deadline":
Sadly, I did not meet this years Christmas Goal. *hangs head in shame* It was 11:45pm and I was trying, but I was just so tired, nothing made sense anymore. Before I knew it, the clock struck midnight and my time was up. :(

Well, here's some pictures from Christmas Eve afternoon...

Narthea making potato salad *yum*:

I decorated the table:


We had my Nana and Papa (my mom's parents who live next door) over for Christmas Dinner on Christmas Eve, that's why narthea is cooking and I'm decorating. :)

(left to right) Esara, Caldirwen, Narthea and I:
We were so surprised, when all of a sudden a huge wind storm came and brought with it quite a bit of snow:
The ground was too warm for the snow to stick to it, but it stuck to everything else:

Hehe, I stuck my foot in a patch of snow on the porch:
Yes, my foot almost froze and I had to warn it up by the fire afterwards. :)
It snowed for about... 2 hours or more. Then, it all stopped and sleet came. *blech*
Our Christmas tree at night:
Now it's Christmas morning, we get up and open our abundance of gifts from our wonderful and giving family and friends. Sorry, I can't share the pics with you because they show our faces, but I do have pics of my presents!

I got a beautiful, purple, silk robe from friends at Church:
And BarlowGirl's newest CD, Love & War from mom and dad:

A beautiful "Love" necklace from my Nana and Papa:
A paint by number from Esara:

Four scarves from my Nana that she made herself:
Close ups:



An adorable, "so Eldarwen", breakable "purse" from Narthea:
I would so carry a purse like this! It's a jewelry holder. The top, dark brown part comes off.
A bath set from some friends...
...which included:

body spray (love it!):
lotion:

and shower gel:

Some silver, hoop earrings from Esara:

A $10 bill from my mom's aunt:

An adorable camouflage (love it!) purse from mom and dad with a matching wallet:


Some of my stocking stuffers:

Juicy Couture perfume (I love this stuff!):

Dr. Pepper Cherry Vanilla lip balm and a Mary Kay perfume:

A hair scrunchie (which is adorable, if I do say so myself!):

And what would a stocking on Christmas morning be without candy in it?!?:
(I got a bunch of each of those candies shown. I don't really care for PEZ's, but I love the other two!)

Blue house shoes from Me-ma and Pa-pa:

Purple house shoes from some good friends at our old Church:

A glass chess set (yes!) from mom and dad:

A $40 Wal Mart gift card from some people my dad used to work with (Thank you guys so, so much!):


And the most beautiful gift of all... a bronze, cross neckalce from Caldirwen:

I got some more gifts, but I'll have to share some pics of them with you later, I haven't taken any yet. :)
I am so thankful for all these gifts! I thought I was getting 2, or 3 gifts total this year, but I got like... 20 or more!! All because our wonderful and loving family and friends who "pitched in". Thank you guys/girls so much! I love you all and this has been a very, Merry Christmas indeed. :)
~Eldarwen Failariel~

7 Greetings from Elven Friends

Vellvin said...

Merry Chritmas Eldarwen!
Love.
Vellvin.

Haley said...

Oh my, it looks like y'all had a wonderful Christmas! Merry Christmas! :)

Much love,
Haley

Lindsay said...

Merry Christmas, Eldarwen!! It looks like you got some great gifts. I really like those scarves that your Nana made. How pretty! :)

~ Love,
Lindsay

P.S. - It's good to have you back
and bloggin' again. I missed you! ;)

√čarwen said...

AWESOME ASWESOME AWESOME!!!!
LOOOVE YOUR STUFF, jealous of the perfume =)
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Eldarwen said...

Thank you all! I had a wonderful Christmas. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures.

~Lindsay~
I missed you, too. It was tough, but I did it. :)

Hugs to you all,
Eldarwen

Milli said...

Merry Christmas! I love the bronze cross necklace, it's gorgeous

Katie G. said...

I love the necklace! And the scarves! Merry (late) CHRISTmas!