Whew....that last paragraph came out of no where. It wasn't really what I'd intended to write in this post.
What I'd meant to write was that I was pleased with each of the gifts I'd selected over the year as I looked them over. I'd picked each of these gifts because I knew that so-and-so would love it....not because it was December 15th and I needed to get so-and-so a present. Each gift was special and unique, many handmade. None were from a big box store, mass produced in China, purchased out of duty. They were gifts I was proud to be giving and that I really feel will be appreciated by those that receive them. It was a magical feeling to realize this.
It made me so happy. It made me so thankful. And if it is possible, which is apparently is, it made me all that much more filled with Christmas cheer.
|Matt made two batches of white chocolate. The one in the back is made with vanilla bean, the one in the front made with vanilla extract. The vanilla bean was definitely better, but its white chocolate after all so they were both pretty darn super.|