Skip to main content

In The Christmas Mood

As soon as Thanksgiving is over, I am ready to move into Christmas. I am pretty stubborn about not jumping into Christmas before Thanksgiving, but I do like to make the season last as long as I can. The Christmas decorations are up, I have listened to Christmas music, I got my Christmas cards, and I have finished my Christmas shopping.

And today I started a new tradition...cut out Christmas Sugar Cookies. I like to make a "good thing" every weekend. Something sweet to enjoy for the next week or two. Yesterday I was trying to decided what to make and after talking with Wilbert I discovered he had never had cut out sugar cookies, his family always did Gingerbread. Christmas cookies were always a big deal at my house growing up. We would have two tables going and my sisters and I decorated all day. So, I bought some great cookie cutters, sprinkles and food coloring and went to work this afternoon.

Overall, they were not bad for my first attempt. I don't have the decorating technique down yet. Also, the dough was a bit wet and the recipe I used said to roll it out really thin. I think I am used to thicker cookies. So, some things were learned and next year they should be even better.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

L.M Montgomery's Beginning and End

My birthday present to myself this year was to join the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club. It is an online book club and I am so excited to be a part of it. I haven't been in book club in a long time, mostly because all of the invitations I get usually end with, "and at our meetings, we usually don't talk about the book very much, so it doesn't matter if you read it or not." What is the point of a book club if you are not actually going to talk about the book? So, anyway, I am excited to be a part of a community of people who read as much as I do and like to talk about what they read.
I was even more excited when I learned that the pick for November was going to be Emily of New Moon. And since I have lived on PEI for almost 7 years and had yet to visit L. M. Montgomery's Birthplace, I figured it was high time. So the kids and I hopped in the van this afternoon and drove through some lovely countryside to New London, PEI.



 The little home is full of all sorts of Mo…

Coming Home from Michigan

Following the Truck Parade, we spent a bit of time at a park near Nick and Dawn's house. And then off to airport. 
We were nicely on time. Check-in went fine, but a little longer because of Gideon not being connected to our family. Security was a breeze and we were soon on our way and in Detroit. We easily found our gate in Detroit, had a 10 minute delay for boarding, but soon enough we were on the plane.
And that it when the bottom fell out. 
While on the plane, the pilots revived notice that Toronto was shut down due to weather. We waited about 20-30 minutes on the plane. They gave us snacks. Then they had us get off the plane and wait in the terminal. Every 30 minutes or so we would be updated that we were still delayed. And we were watching dark clouds and lightening roll into the area surround Detroit, too. Soon, the Detroit airport was shut down too. They brought out snacks and drinks a few different times, but finally around 10 pm (so over 5 hours of being delayed in the a…

A Farm Boy Already

I don't fully understand how this happens, but Gideon already loves the tractor. If he is in the kitchen or the living room and he hears the sound of the tractor, he crawls to the closest window and has a look outside. When he sees it, he often starts drumming on the window sill, so excited. He repeats a little "T" sound, like he is trying to say tractor. He hasn't actually gone for a ride in the tractor, yet. But I think he will be pretty excited to that some day soon.