Christmas Day

Christmas!!!

Just looking at these pictures makes me sad that it’s over.  There is nothing like Christmas with little ones, and I am cherishing this time!  We began the day with more fun with Uncle Nate!

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Papa made it home just in time for our favorite Christmas breakfast casserole.

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Christmas breakfast Casserole:

Ingredients:
1 pound ground pork sausage (Jimmy Dean’s!)
1 teaspoon mustard powder
Worcestershire to taste
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
approx 6 – 8  slices sourdough, crust on
12 ounces assorted cheese, shredded (swiss, cheddar, and cougar are what we use)
Directions:
1. Crumble sausage into a medium skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly brown; drain.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together mustard powder, salt, eggs and milk. Layer sourdough onto a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Cover wth sausage, then add another layer of sourdough.  Pour egg mixture on top, then cover with cheese.  Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight.
3.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
4.  Cover, and bake 45 to 60 minutes. Uncover, and reduce temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until set.

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After breakfast, we had our devotion on “anticipation.”  Natalie looked up the word in the dictionary for us.  After our discussion, Allison read the Christmas story from Luke 2.  They were all anxiously “anticipating” getting to the presents!

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The girls were very patient and I was proud of them for that.  The best part came at the end, when Grandma “remembered” there were 3 more presents in the car.  The girls were given their beloved American Girl dolls!

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Overjoyed!xm 12 thanks

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The afternoon and evening were spent with more family.  There is nothing I love more than a house bustling with family, and little ones delighted to be with family.

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The girls taught their cousins how to play Yahtzee!

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Food was awesome, as always!

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xm 17 good night

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