Thursday, December 23, 2021

Jingle! Jingle!! Preparing for Christmas Eve.....



This is my last day of prepping for Christmas Eve......
and I took my morning coffee and walked through the house admiring the decorations and thanking God for all his blessings.


Louis Dean set up a table in the den for added place settings.......
I'm looking forward to 20 people sitting down to Christmas Eve dinner!


Tabitha thinks it's a new place just for her!
(I washed it and will put it back out tomorrow once the cats are confined in the guest room.)


Louis Dean has been doing Honey- do things for me all day long.
It was his idea to replace the pumpkin with a Merry Christmas plaque I painted back in the 90's.


He's cleaned out the back pond......


and he's alrready spent the last 3 days cleaning out the one across from the kitchen French doors.

With such warm weather in Texas, we are sure to be spending some time outside !

I decided on a Pistachio Cake for dessert.....

I have made this so many times and it's always good!





Next up?? Pepper poppers!
It was such perfect weather that I went out on the deck to prep them while Louis Dean was still working on the pond.


All ready to put in the oven as soon as we get home from Christmas Eve service tomorrow.


They did not print the year on the old recipe books but I know this one from Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk was in the late 1960's.
I didn't always date my recipes!

We started watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation this evening - neither one of us have seen the whole movie -


and when it got to the part about the Christmas lights - I remembered something!
I had meant for us to redo the lights strung across the driveway. 
Last year's colored ones burned out months ago and the LED ones had started to sag.
I paused the movie and jumped up to go out - and Louis Dean was right behind me!
Not every husband would get up after working hard and had just settled down to rest -.
but he's not just any husband.


He truly is my Knight in Shining Armor!!

So I  close tonight's journal entry with a laugh......


Who decorates the water tank on their toilet???
I do! I DO!!!

Merry Christmas Eve's Eve!!!






13 comments:

Bev said...

Of course Linda decorates her toilet tank!🤣🤣

Ginny Hartzler said...

So funny! You for sure have EVERYTHING covered!!! I hope you have a truly wonderful Christmas weekend, Linda!

Deb said...

Your house looks great - ready for your friends and family and a wonderful Christmas!

Bluebird49 said...

I love that cute mug! So colorful!
Be sure to drill into L.D.'s head that he is your knight in shining armor, and feed him up good! 🤗 He'll continue to be!
Love you, my sweet friend!Merry, Merry Christmas! May all your family be safe and blessed with you tomorrow!

Changes in the wind said...

Only you would decorate the toilet tank LOL. Everything is ready for you wonderful dinner and now it is time to just enjoy. Cute coffee mug.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I received your lovely card yesterday Linda. Merry Christmas to you and your Knight.:)

MadSnapper said...

i have never met anyone who decorated the toilet except for you, but that is not a shocker because you are the queen of all decoraters and we all know it. Enjoy your plenty of twenty guests dinner tonight. Merry Christmas to all of you...

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Wishing you the best Christmas Eve ever ! Looks like you are all ready. I agree we should jingle all the way !

Rain said...

Jingle like you mean it lol...oh yes!!! I agree!!! The food looks amazing Linda. At first I thought very jealously that you had a hot tub!!! Then I read "pond"!!! Wishing you and your hubby a very Merry Christmas!!! ♥🎄

Carole said...

I shall call LD KSA from now on - so apt! have a beautiful Christmas. Cheers

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

By the time you read this comment, your Christmas eve gathering and Christmas day celebration will have passed, Linda. You and Louis Dean put much effort into your food prep and decorations, and it shows in this post. Sending my best wishes for a belated holiday and the best for the New Year. You are both such a selfless and giving couple.

Phoebes World said...

Everything looks so wonderful and your home is so cosy
I hope you and Louis Dean had a wonderful Christmas.
Love and Best wishes to you all xx

sulis said...

tks for sharing artikel

ITTELKOM JAKARTA