Day eight already? As my ancient Norse ancestors would say: Uff da!
We've managed to get the house decorated. It was a bit of a trick this year, because first I had to figure out where our regular pictures and furniture and "stuff" would go, so that I would know where I had nails for hanging things and shelves to put Christmas items on.
See those red branches? My cool sister, Margo, took me to a place where we could cut loads of them. I've had fun using them inside and outside. In the past I have tried to spray paint regular branches, but they never turned out quite right.
We also celebrated St. Nicholas Day. This Norwegian girl hardly even heard about St. Nick, but Dutch-proud Aaron wanted to celebrate a tradition from his growing-up years, and our kids were happy to oblige.
Of course we have also been busy baking. Since I couldn't eat many sweets last year because of my gestational diabetes diet, I think I am on a bit of a binge.
This is my deliberate and precise (dare I say dawdling?) decorator.
Could this face really have swiped cookies and frosting at every opportunity? Yes!
And then there is this face. This boy better give me "Mom of the Year" award for letting him get away with this.
Would you believe these are already gone? You should, because they are.
What an excuse to make more!
Happy Baking and Merry Christmas to all!