Since we took our trip smack dab in the middle December and returned home, oh...let's see, 7 days before Christmas, it's been a bit of a holiday scramble around here. Would you like a side of toast?
Friday evening we went to get our tree. The tree lot was getting bare and the tree guys seemed bored. We found a small Frasier Fir we liked so it came home with us. Once Scott got the lights on, A. and I decorated it. There were moments we debated getting a tree this late in the season, but now I am so glad we did. I may just display my eccentric side and leave it up through most of January.
For A.'s little class party, I was responsible for the craft. I was not in the mood for glue, so they made beaded pipe cleaner candy cane ornaments. They seemed to like it, A. liked it so much she proceeded to make about six more later that afternoon at home. You may notice a conglomeration of beaded circle ornaments, that's all her. Cute, no?
While we decorated, I forced my family to listen to my latest addiction. Have you heard the Hotel Cafe collection of winter songs? Oh my goodness, it's refreshing and haunting at the same time.
Once the tree was decorated, it was on to holiday baking. At least my version of it. Some sweet (pardon the pun) friends gave us some Puppy Chow mix which triggered my Oh I Must Make Some of This Right Stinkin' Now response, so A. and I did. Now I am somewhat sick of it. Just somewhat though. Please don't laugh at my version of sugar cookies. In my feeble defense, I plan to add food coloring and bust out my cookie press, there may even be icing and sprinkles. Did you know Pillsbury also makes a gingerbread dough? I just found out and Oh I Must Make Some of That Right Stinkin' Soon.
BWAaa-hahahaha... (excuse me, I must pick myself up off the floor)
Anyway, my card wreath makes me happy.
track Santa as he makes his progress around the world Christmas Eve. It's loads of fun. We did this last year and A. got such a kick out of it, okay...I'll admit it, Scott and I did too.