Oh goodness, the holidays were non-stop! I was busy behind the camera. No surprise. I think I took nearly 500 pictures over the holiday (and I'm not done yet.)
Let's start chronologically. My Christmas day at my Nana and Pappy's was filled with the noise of young children. Did I mention it was noisy? Many of my young cousins just have the most precious faces. Here are a few of my favorites shots.
Look at those cheeks!
I couldn't get a good shot of this one.
Oh, the looks on their faces! Pure holiday joy.
As their cousin stole their toy then ran.
But all ends well, and before long they are running together again.
I got to spend time with Rosie, my parents dog. I printed and framed this picture for my dad for Christmas.
Of course, there was plenty of horse time, too! A Christmas morning trip to my mom's stable to visit her Dusty.
But back to the cousins. This one. She is trouble.
Yes, she tried to steal my Appa-paloosa! I will have to show you all about it next time, when I tell you about the day after Christmas at the Painted Creek!
Before I go, I wanted to share the recipe for the Milk Chocolate Pie. A friend shared it with me, it is their family Christmas tradition. This is an easy, no-bake, delicious pie. It has cream cheese in it. Everything is good with cream cheese in it, don't you think?
4 oz. milk chocolate (I just use Hershey chocolate bars)
1/4 cup milk
2 Tblsp sugar
1 pkg. 3 ounce , softened
1 container 8 ounces , thawed
1 prepared Directions:
- Heat chocolate and 2 Tblsp of the milk in saucepan over low heat, stirring until chocolate is melted.
- Beat sugar into cream cheese. Add remaining milk (2 Tblsp) and chocolate mixture and beat until smooth.
- Fold chocolate mixture into whipped topping, in a bowl; blend until smooth. Spoon into crust and freeze (about 4 hours.) Serve frozen or just slightly thawed.
Hope all your holiday festivities were joyful!