Her son Brad and fiance, Susan, came to visit as well. Notice the leopard print snuggie Pat is sporting. She is so with it! :)
Everyone surrounding Pat with their love.
Me, Brad, Rocky, Susan, Mary (my mom), Pat in the middle, and Ryan taking the picture.
Even before Pat's surgery she had outdone her self with putting up this gorgeous rotating tree, plus many other Christmas decorations AND food! I felt bad that she went to all that trouble before her surgery because she knew we were coming.
About 99% of her ornaments are all hand made by various family members. My mom has many of them too and I remember playing with them as a kid. I would specifically place certain ones in the best places on the tree.
One of the treats I brought Pat were some special cut out sugar cookies. My friend, Katie, had given me these cookie cutters from williams-sonoma as my Christmas gift. I put them to good use.
They were surprisingly easy to make and cut out! I've always had a rough time making cut outs in the past. I followed the recipe to a "T" that was included in the box and it was perfect. Just remember to flour the cookie cutters and they easily cut out and imprint. (Yes, I realize that on the "Seasons Greetings" cookies the "Greetings is upside down. Oh well!)