I snapped this picture in our diningroom yesterday:
I served as Chalice Bearer at our home church in the morning, and then we left for Atlanta shortly after lunch, so as to enjoy the Christmas Lessons and Carols at the Cathedral of St. Philip. It was wonderful, as always.
Afterwards we headed down to K & D's for a bit of traditional Christmas cookie decorating. As you can see from the photo below, their puppy Tucker has some new garments:
Last week, while K was out running with "the boys", Tucker was attacked by two Pit Bulls, and K was bitten in her attempts to get her puppy out of the clutches of the PBs. Tucker had to have a bit of surgery to put his tummy back together, and he has two drains inserted right now. Poor little (well, not so little anymore) guy! Because of the bite that K received, the PB's are now quarantined.
When K was growing up, it was our tradition to make C's mother's Christmas cookies just before the big day. Apparently K really loves that tradition, so she invited us down to help decorate the ones that she and D had cut out on Saturday. Besides, I have the candy thermometer that is needed for making the icing! It's nice to see that K has taken over my former roll of "icer and bowl licker":
Hmmmmm, there seems to be an open bottle of wine in this picture....sure makes the decorating go a lot quicker than in the old days!
We went out for Mexican food at La Casita afterwards and drove by this funkily (is that a word?) decorated truck: