Here's a sneak peek into our Christmas decorations:
Katie helped set out the snow village this year.
Katie made me the glass snowman globe. It is so cute! I've got my Paperwhites growing that my mom gave me.
Doug suggested hanging big ornament balls all through the house this year. I really like them.
A few of Katie's new ornaments
Since Rapunzel is showing, I have to tell you that Katie got to see "Tangled" today with her grandparents. She told me a little about the movie tonight, but overall really liked it.
We are hoping to replace the back & side door in the future, but I think our walls look good. Now, I'm having a tough time deciding what to put on them.
Doug and Henry fixed the trim above the cabinets, but I'll wait until after the Christmas vacation before I paint the maple over the cabinets.
We have Ruddy greeting our guests and yes, he has a rednose.
This door display will be welcoming our guests for Christmas Eve. I've been working on it for the past couple of days, but I think it's finally complete. I didn't want to junk it up too much, but I had to add LED mini lights and gold shatter proof ornaments to it. I created the wreath years ago, but still enjoy it.
Fingerprint Snowman OrnamentI'm sure you remember this post for a Fingerprint Snowman Ornament. I found time to make Colton's ornament and it was so much fun doing it. Sure, I had to have two tries but it was so worth it because this is the finished product:
Yeah, I'll have to do some fixing on this one tomorrow. Haha!
I have been so busy today, but got so much done. I went ahead and baked 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies and turned this -
into this -
I was able to make over 4 dozen Christmas (Red Velvet & Chocolate) Bon-Bons. You can get the recipe from my recipes under "Holiday Bon-Bons". You can use any flavor cake mix and frosting.
We received an early Christmas present in the mail yesterday. Sarah made Katie and Colton scarves for Christmas. The kids love them! Thanks Sarah!
Colton got a little carried away with his scarf. I guess he felt like he needed to shake the devil out of it. LOL! It got to be a big game with him because the more we laughed at him, the more he shook it.
Tomorrow, I have another day planned for baking. I'm hoping to try my hand at making Stained Glass Sugar Cookies. Wish me luck! I promised Katie that we'd make cut-out Christmas cookies. Katie also has to finish her ornament. As traditions go, tomorrow Katie and I will be sleeping under the big tree. She is calling it our "Polar Express Party." Hey, whatever will get her to sleep better, it doesn't matter what she calls it. She's real excited for Christmas and is very hopefully for the Strawberry Shortcake playset. I just hope Santa remembers. I guess we'll have to wait and see.