Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays

Such a busy time of year. Shopping, baking, birthdays, holiday cards, wrapping. It's hard not to get carried away. This year we cut out Christmas cards, and made only one type of cookie. And it's just fine. We've still managed to do a lot and keep it a bit more relaxed.

We made these awesome homemade marshmallows and hot chocolate on a stick to give to teachers, decorated cut-out cookies, made a miniature snowman, visited a Christmas tree farm, saw Santa and a reindeer, drank hot cider, practiced our Christmas carols, watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Charlie Brown Christmas, sat by the fire, and trimmed the tree.

The awesome gingerbread house my son decorated at school. Some of the candies and frosting have gone 'missing', but still sporting the fantastic licorice chimney.

Playing 'breakfast bar'.
We've had some downtime consisting of play, snowball fights, some naps, and working on homemade Christmas projects that are pretty exciting.

We still have our family gingerbread house to make, perhaps some more marshmallows on the horizon, and a few more gifts to wrap. Besides that we just plan on enjoying some delicious meals and spending quality time with family. I can't wait.

Happy Holidays to all!
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  1. These photos are just lovely. My sister makes her own marshmallows. I absolutely have to try it myself!

  2. Wow. This is a gorgeous houw. ... Where are you now?