Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Eve Eve

Jilda baked and wrapped presents for most of the day. I'm willing to help, but the work requires surgeon-like precision and experience has taught her that she makes better time when she does it alone. So, I answer the phone, fetch water, and run interference while she works.

At one point, she needed a break so we took the critters for a walk. Taz which is our rescue Yorkie is fearless and thinks she's as tough as the pit bull, so we keep her tethered to a leash when we walk.

Down at the barn, we stopped for a little Christmas contemplation. I pulled the phone from my pocket and shot a picture of the two girls.

Jordan and one of our other great nephews came over in the afternoon to help make a batch of Christmas Cookies. Apparently, they are handier than me and are welcome in the kitchen. I snapped a few photos and sent them to Jilda for her blog tonight.

We have Christmas Eve breakfast with her brother next door. It's a fun traditional event that gets a little rowdy during gifting, but it's something to which I look forward every year.

I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday. And, I hope Santa brings you everything you wished for.


  1. Merry Christmas to you and Jilda, Rick... I hope you heal soon so you can enjoy your food xox

  2. Running interference... how easy is that? lol


  3. What a sweet pic of your beautiful wife and cute Taz! Have a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy your breakfast tomorrow!

  4. I am king of "staying out of the way."

  5. Beautiful photo.
    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  6. Cute post... your blog post title reminds me of what I call Thanksgiving Day... Christmas Season Eve!! haha! <3 -

  7. Merry Christmas to you and Jilda. May you give and receive much love.

  8. Excellent photo. Jilda's happy and quietly perfect smile expresses the real holiday spirit and is a gift in itself. Thanks, and best wishes to you both.

  9. Hey, I like the breakfast idea.
    Great photo. Your wife is beautiful!

  10. Happy Christmas Eve! Enjoy !

  11. Merry Christmas to you , Jilda and all your love ones. Great photo of Jilda and Taz.
    Enjoy the Holidays the best you can. Sorry you can't partake of the great feasts like usual but it will all come to pass.

  12. MERRY CHRISTMAS to Rick, Jilda and the critters. You included a beautiful picture. Best wishes to you and all yours. I know you guys sure do bless the folk you come in contact with.
    From Florida

    1. Anonymous1:59 PM

      My sentiments EXACTLY!!

  13. What a beautiful picture !
    Wishing you and Jilda a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  14. Love this image, Rick!
    ... Like something off the cover of Town & Country magazine!

    Hope this morning's breakfast was great fun.
    Merry Christmas!!!

  15. Merry Christmas! Sounds like you've been having a great Christmas Eve! Beautiful photo!

  16. Love the picture. I hope you both have a safe and Merry Christmas.

  17. Christmas Day here, had Leo and Jess here this morning and it is a pleasure to watch Leo open presents he gets super excited


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