Well, it’s the day of the eve before Christmas eve. That’s an important day, right? I’m happy that I actually began getting prepared for Christmas a little earlier this year and not just SAY I was going to. Just a few last minute things to do now…so it’s nice not to feel the pressure this time of year can sometimes bring. I hope you all are able to enjoy this beautiful snow we are receiving right now. It’s picture perfect!
Just for fun, I thought I would share some favourites of mine this time of year. (Before I’m forced to get into the kitchen and get ready for tomorrow!)
And why not begin with this beautiful snowy Christmas we are having in Ottawa! I find this is rare to have pretty white snow like this. It’s usually slop on the ground from it being so mild. But this I love! I’ve been joking with my daughter all week, asking her “who shook the snow globe?” And so she runs and grabs her snow globe and shakes it up some more. And would you know it…it would start snowing harder! She thought she was actually controlling the snow! It was so funny!
And of course, you MUST have good Christmas music! I find we always listen to the same favourites around here. The kids LOVE the Barenaked Ladies Christmas album. But this is a new one I discovered this year, and I LOVE it. If you recognize that gal, it’s Zooey Deschanel. And her voice is just a beautiful as it was in “Elf”. Highly recommend this one.
And we have our annual Gingerbread house creation. I love as the kids are getting older they have definite ideas as to how it should be done…and I my control is quickly being lost. And seriously, all mom is asking for is a NICE PICTURE of my kids with their Gingerbread House. AND……this is what I get! Haha. What are ya gonna do? And please note the new addition this year. My son decided we absolutely needed a chimney.
Christmas would not be complete without some sort of disaster coming out of my kitchen. This was a new recipe for Gingerbread men, AND I had never made them before. (We usually stick to sugar cookies.) I’m always up for a challenge though…and to my surprise – they were VERY good!
And of course, I LOVE my Christmas tree! Although the decorations are moved around on a daily basis…never sure where I will find them! Anyone who has heard of me speak about my daughter, you will know she is a really flamingo nut. We of course HAVE to have a flamingo ornament on the tree. (Which isn’t as hard as you’d think with Grandparents that spend time in Florida over the winter. )
Well…I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL holiday! Stay safe and healthy and enjoy each other!!