Christmas Day Pictures: Santa Came!


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Hi Friends!  Santa came to our house last night.

He ate some of my homemade microwave Cinnamon & Sugar Popcorn and left Skylar a note…

Remnants of Cinnamon & Sugar Popcorn and note from Santa


Close up of note from Santa on plate

…and dropped off The Loot!

Multiple open children's christmas presents on table

She was so happy and excited when she saw what he brought her!

Young girl playing with open christmas presents


Up close of young girl smiling over one Christmas present


Close up of smiling girl playing with new toys


Young girl opening package of Pizza Parlor gift


Young girl making excited face while opening up package of gift


Young girl smiling while playing with gift

But I think I was happier than she was just seeing her joy over the magic of Santa!

Woman kneeling behind young girl while she plays with gifts


Woman smiling next to young girl while playing with gifts

She hauled all her play food over to the couch to set up for a picnic

Young girl standing by couch playing with gifts
Try homemade Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Softserve instead, honey.  I promise it tastes better!
Young girl pretending to eat fake toy ice cream cone

Skylar gave Scott plenty of cheezeball grins and goofy faces while he tried to get some pictures of us

Woman and child sitting on couch smiling
Close up of woman and child sitting on count smiling
Large smiles coming from woman and child on couch
It was a great Christmas Morning for us!
From earlier today, I’m glad you liked our Holiday Card
Family holiday christas card with three photos of family

Dessert: High Raw Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Balls 
In the spirit of sugar cookie season, these are vegan and GF and perfect if you don’t want to bake anything.   Because I think even the most die-hard bakers are “baked out” by now, right? 

This is the dough.  And yes, you can roll them into shapes or do cut-outs with them.  

Batter for High Raw Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Balls in blender
Close up of one High Raw Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Ball
I just happened to roll them all into balls, but you can get creative and roll them out into cute shapes
Rolled up High Raw Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Balls 
Close up of High Raw Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Balls 

1. How has your Christmas been?
Ours has been very low key after Santa this morning.  It’s raining here and there is no way we were going to be able to hit the beach or the pool.  So instead, we took a nice long family walk on this path, and got drizzled on, but we survived. 

Beach with rocks going into ocean

2. What are you doing this evening or tomorrow?
I am going to fix dinner and clean out the refrigerator best I can since we’re headed home on Monday.  Tomorrow I pray it’s nice out so we can go to the beach as a family.  Otherwise, I will be playing lots of Picnic Time with Skylar’s new plastic food while Scott goes and watches the Bears game.

3. Did you receive any awesome gifts?  Or give someone something they truly adored?
I know Skylar loves her new Santa gifts and that’s the best present of all for me.  But my new DSLR camera ranks right up there!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Woman hugging young girl on couch smiling


Woman and child on couch smiling
 Woman and child sitting on couch waving and smiling
Bye and see you back here tomorrow!

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