Christmas is coming. I'm sure you've noticed.
On Saturday my sister came over and made a bunch of goodies with the girls and I.
We cranked out fudge, caramel oatmeal chewies, peppermint pinwheels, sugar cookies. We were going to make some others, but ran out of certain ingredients, so we'll be making those later.
I can still recall the older kids doing this each year in the younger years, and just how sweet they look up in front of church in their fancy Christmas clothes.
We hurried home from church and put on our grubbies.
Boots, hats, mittens, and scarves came our of hiding. It was time to get the tree!
The girls were giddy with excitement.
For the past few years we have gone to a certain tree farm and gotten a cultured tree. Its a fun experience for the kids, big or small, with cookies and hot chocolate in the barn afterward. We usually take a train/tractor ride too, but didn't get to this year.
Today we got the tree upstairs and managed to get the lights on it for now We'll get to the decorations tomorrow I suppose. I'm doing things in stages this year, instead of stressing out on all I have to get done.
At this time, last year: love