30 Days of Christmas: Day 16

30 Days of Christmas

The whole family is here! We celebrated yesterday morning by going out to a famous hummus/falafel place for breakfast. It's one of my favorite places to eat in Amman.


In the afternoon we decorated Christmas cookies, and then went to the Hobbit later in the evening. I read the book a long time ago, but I have to admit that my fuzzy feelings from the past are much more positive than my feelings after watching the movie. I can't remember the book well enough to know why I liked it more, just that I'm pretty sure that's the case. This morning we are having a special advent breakfast with some friends.


Today's freebie is some metal arrows from my Belgium Kit. Enjoy!

Click on the image below to download. This link will expire on Dec 18, 3pm GMT +3.
Day 16

Recent Comments

arachne scraps
arachne scraps Fri, 01/04/2013 - 00:32

always useful

Tricia Vinci
Tricia Vinci Mon, 12/17/2012 - 20:29

Thank you!

Linda Bollengier
Linda Bollengier Mon, 12/17/2012 - 19:38

Looks like a great breakfast and great friends!! These arrows are so classic and shiny!! I love them! Thanks so much for all your generosity!!

Angela Hoynes
Angela Hoynes Mon, 12/17/2012 - 13:53

Thank you for another great freebie, decorating cookies looks fun.

Lisa Decosse
Lisa Decosse Sun, 12/16/2012 - 23:48

Glad to see that the family all arrived safe and sound. Enjoy your Christmas surrounded by those you love. Thanks for the great arrows.

Shawna Adkerson
Shawna Adkerson Sun, 12/16/2012 - 21:07

what a wonderful breakfast with all y'alls family!!! i'm so glad everyone has made it safely there. will they all be staying through new years? tysvm for the awesome metal arrow kit!!!

Lizanne Killian
Lizanne Killian Sun, 12/16/2012 - 20:09

That was the same thing I was trying to convey to my 15 y.o. about the movie (vs. the book) as well. There wasn't that level of violence in The Hobbit. If there was, my 4th grade teacher never would have read the book to us in class (he used to read a few pages to us a day).

Anyhow, your Christmas cookies look very pretty! And looks like you had a nice time at that hummus/falafel place - I'm glad. =) Thank you for the pretty silver elements!

Shuckclod Meow
Shuckclod Meow Sun, 12/16/2012 - 19:55

Thank you for day 16... I will not be watching that movie.

Bobbie Huddleston
Bobbie Huddleston Sun, 12/16/2012 - 19:22

wasnt The Hobbit great!! we went to see it this afternoon. Thanks for the arrows :)

Gigi Lamb
Gigi Lamb Sun, 12/16/2012 - 18:50

thank you for the freebie! We plan to go to Hobbit movie next Saturday - we were tooooo busy this weekend to do it.

Diana Lee
Diana Lee Sun, 12/16/2012 - 15:50

Thanx for the silver arrows! i'm normally quite flexible when it comes to movie adaptations as i see books and movies as different art forms with different ways to tell essentially the same story. i do appreciate most of the 'extras' and alternative interpretations when they turn a book into a movie, unless they interfere with the artistic integrity or message of the book for no good reason. Haven't read or seen The Hobbit myself, but i suppose i'm one of the few who appreciated both the books and films in the Harry Potter series, though i did like the last 2 movies the best coz they actually had the time to tell the story properly and remain true to the books. =)

Tammy Espino
Tammy Espino Sun, 12/16/2012 - 14:36

My boys & I saw The Hobbit at a midnight show. We really liked the movie. My boys like it more than I did...I am really a purist when books are turned into movies. I LOVED the book and would have enjoyed the movie more without all the additions. Thank you so much for today's gift. The metal arrows are awesome!

Lea Boston
Lea Boston Sun, 12/16/2012 - 14:32

Thanks for the metal arrows!

Jessica Feagle
Jessica Feagle Sun, 12/16/2012 - 13:49

Love today's gift! Thank you!

shelly stone
shelly stone Sun, 12/16/2012 - 13:19

what a beautiful family you are!

Janet Hull
Janet Hull Sun, 12/16/2012 - 10:12

Love the metal! Thanks Marisa!

Candy Lee
Candy Lee Sun, 12/16/2012 - 09:32

Gorgeous! Thank you

Josie Wagner
Josie Wagner Sun, 12/16/2012 - 08:08

Love the metal arrows. Thank you!
Your photos making me hungry ;)

Elizabeth Minkus
Elizabeth Minkus Sun, 12/16/2012 - 07:34

thank you for sharing the freebie and the lovely update on your family and Christmas activities!!

Shannon Cook
Shannon Cook Sun, 12/16/2012 - 07:03

Love the metals, thank you!

Lana Fischer
Lana Fischer Sun, 12/16/2012 - 02:35

My favorite Christmas memory as a kid and then with my own kids and grandkids..making sugar cookies. Thanks for the goodies..love them!

Brenda Tay
Brenda Tay Sun, 12/16/2012 - 01:10

from the family photos, you guys sure look like you're having fun...:)

Emelyn Magpoc
Emelyn Magpoc Sat, 12/15/2012 - 23:55

These look really cool, love the metal touch to it!! And your family photo looks so happy, great to have everyone together!!

Lavina Carvalho
Lavina Carvalho Sat, 12/15/2012 - 22:51

cool arrows. I love a good falafel, wonder what they taste like mm you're making me hungry.