Friday, December 26, 2008

christmas preparations

we spent christmas at home with just our little family. it was really enjoyable with just us. we spent the day in the kitchen. lots and lots of treats where made... lemon bars, caramels, peanut butter fudge and ginger bread cookies for santa.

a lot cleaner than last year, and less hair.
we created our own winter wonderland by cutting some paper snowflakes to hang on the fan.
it all looked fab until little miss addie decided she want to see a blizzard and turned the fan on. a few flakes weresaved.
we listened to
bing and nat king cole, boiled cinnamon, orange and spices on the stove. the evening was spent at grandma and grandpa higbees singing carols around the tree and sipping cocoa. the night was magical. i felt it.

:::: right now i am looking out the windows at snow falling from a cloudy sky. my toes are cold, the tree lights are still on and i am so sweeted out. we are enjoying family, and the weather. tonight there will hopefully be more hootin and hollerin at game time. maybe we will make a snowman tomorrow.
:::: tomorrow i will document "christmas day"


Ashley said...

That's a whole lot of baking! I love your snowflakes! Addie is so stinkin' cute, I can't get over it.

Lexi said...

this post really made me miss our family. I keep telling myself that we will see everyone in 5 weeks, but it is a slow 5 weeks during the holidays