Since by some unforeseen (read unintentional) reason, I only had this day open to do a Christmas Cheer check in so get ready for festivities overload!
We sent out our Christmas cards on the 11th because I was waiting on my custom Mollie and Lou stamp! It definitely added much needed flair to those white envelopes. Did your card arrive? ;)
Though I have not documented our "watch Christmas Movies" I promise they have been enjoyed nightly! Kinsey can't get over Home Alone 1 and 2 and How The Grinch Stole Christmas. If you want to see our favorites, visit here. And along with our movie watching, we've been enjoying hot cocoa like it's going out of business. Adding a candy cane is the quickest way to Christmas nirvana.
We toured Candy Cane Lane last Tuesday and it was probably the coldest night of the year. Candy Cane Lane is a neighborhood two towns over that decorates with lights and wooden cut-outs and mechanicals that has been going big for at least 30 years. We arrived a little too early, as in, the sun wasn't setting for another 10 minutes and we were getting restless sitting in the car early, haha. We got to walk the neighborhood three times before calling it quits but by then all the lights were on. It was magical albeit freezing.
A few things about these pictures: The girls look so much like me here, it completely tickles me. Usually they just look like themselves. Also, Brielana is now saying "gees" and cheeses so hard whenever she sees a camera!
We have done a few baking projects already: sugar cookies (which we cheated and just used a mix even though Becky was so sweet and shared her recipe with us), gingerbread blossoms (which I'm sharing tomorrow) and some non-festive banana chocolate chip muffins because, well, our bananas were browning.
The only item we didn't get to check off is Christmas at the Farm; I was s-i-c-k that day and it took a visit to a health clinic, a pack of antibiotics and some bed rest (however slight) to feel well again. But there's always next year!
How is your Christmas bucket list coming along?
Linking up with Beth.