Church Christmas Party...where else?
In spite of all my whining recently, there is a lot to love about December. The excitement, the music, the baking, the parties. Christmas cards in the mail. (We are doing our Christmas card map again this year...Pennsylvania and Utah are tied for first place, with Arizona right behind.)
Although it was just a dusting, hats, boots, snowpants and all manner of gloves were strewn throughout the kitchen and laundry room. Getting ready is half the fun, right? (And the other half is drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows, of course. Requisite apres ski refreshment. Even if one spends only 16 seconds outside.)
The trampoline was the only spot cold enough for snow to stick, so Em spent a good hour out there and even created a li'l bouncing snowman (not pictured). Somehow she caught pinkeye doing this.
The highlight of the twins' life was being invited to a gingerbread house party. Just for four-year-olds! No big kids allowed! One of the moms brought Juicy Fruit gum to use as decoration. I have not smelled Juicy Fruit in 20 years. It tastes different than I remember and looks different too. But the smell is exactly the same and it took me back to simpler times.
My favorite Christmas song is currently:
How can you not love him? He's got "garlic in his soul!" I love garlic!