Phew!!!! I’m typing this as I’m making 2 tarts at the moment. One traditional chocolate (very simplistic, with just a few ingredients that create the most decadent, yet simple taste), and a white chocolate swirled with butterscotch sauce for my husband.
I guess it’s a let’s write between stirring the chocolate kind of night. I am tired. 🙂 December flew by for us, and to be honest, it was a little too fast and crazy for our normal style. Lots of things we went to, formal Christmas stuff, family outings, a few birthday parties, two that celebrated our Christmas baby. And lots and lots of baking.
When we needed to go to a Christmas formal, I thought it’d be fun to set up the kids and my mom (who was going to watch them that night) with a table ready for decorating Christmas cookies if they wanted to.
So the night before the formal, while doing some home-primping girly things, I was also cutting out and baking sugar cookies. It was so much fun to do this and set up all the sprinkles (we have quite a collection!) and frostings for them to do the next day.
I have such fond memories of doing these kinds of things with my mom, and how wonderful that she gets to repeat it with my children. And with the exact same cookie cutters she always used with us!
We also set the kids up like this another time when we went out to do some Christmas shopping together. If any readers have any other ideas for what kids can do when you’re out at parties or dances and such, I’d love to hear them. Hopefully next year’s December will calm down some, and we intend to make more so, for good measure.
Seeing reindeer was one of the highlights! And camels, although we didn’t get a picture of the camels 😀
Lots of fun things…
And mesmerizing sights…
I think we all drank our weight in hot chocolate 😉
Our mornings have often been spent cuddling together, and squished, as all our children just have to all sit on the same couch at the same time with me LOL 🙂 it’s just one of those things where you have to take a moment. We may go to fancy things sometimes… but on the whole, this is our reality. And we are very, very full.
And don’t worry, if you feel overwhelmed or stressed out this season, always remember… you’re not alone 😉
Somewhere, there is a baby being forced to see Santa…