I sit here almost 1pm on Christmas day in my pjs still. I love the laziness of today and how we can focus on what a great Savior we have and enjoy the blessings of family. This year J and I decided that we weren't going to go crazy with presents for the kids and in fact we weren't suppose to get each other gifts either. (He doesn't follow the rules) The kids each got a big gift and then a couple small gifts from each other. I really want to teach my kids to give and not always look to receive. We took them to the dollar store and we let each kid pick out two gifts for each of their siblings. It was really cool to see all the thought that each child went through to get gifts that each of their siblings would love to get. My favorite gift opening was my oldest GG, she has been asking for a baby alive for so long. Her friend down the street has one and they would play with it over the summer and I got to see really what that doll was all about. I love the concept of teaching our girls to be loving and nurturing mothers, they have to feed, change and everything else with this doll. She opened that gift and went CRAZY. Last night she had gotten a stroller for *this* doll but she thought it was for her other babies! I loved seeing the joy on her face. As for J not following directions he went out and got me presents anyway. I knew I was going to get two gifts...ones I get every year...a precious moments ornament and a calendar. He also got me a new water bottle since I had to get rid of the one I got last Christmas from my sil and bil. Then about an hour after all the gifts were open there was a present sitting on the couch with the camera pointed at it. I was confused as to what was going on. We had said NO GIFTS. He said it was for me and to go open it. He had gotten me a pair of Uggs. I can't even tell you how excited I am about that. Now my feet will be warm and snuggly. I have wanted and thought about getting some Uggs for the LONGEST time. I just couldn't do it with the price tag. I am a little spoiled this winter because a few days ago I finally broke down and bought a real down winter coat that goes almost to my feet and with a hood...it is so warm.
We are going to be celebrating Jesus' Birthday after Peanuts nap. I made a cake that we can actually eat I just hope it tastes good! Here is the recipe if you are curious...
2 1/2 cups coconut flour
2 tsp.baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 c. organic butter
3/4 c. agave
4 tbls flax powder
1 medium chopped apple in food processor
3 large carrots in food processor
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9 X 13 inch pan.
Mix together dry ingredients.
Make a slurry with 1 c. water and 4 tbls flax powder. Add in the slurry mixture. IN a separate bowl add in applie, butter, vanilla, agave. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix thoroughly. Place apple and carrots in a food processor and pulse until fine. Add carrots, stir and pour into pan. Bake for 75 minutes or until done.
Cool and serve.
I made a frosting with almond flour, almond milk, vanilla and agave.