Getting Ready

Tree up?  Check.

Ornaments on?  Check.

Gifts bought? Check.

Gingerbread house attempted? Check.

Treats for friends and neighbors done? Check.

So, that leaves…um, everything else!  I still need to finish the making part of gifts.  I am making a skirt, wand and crown for A and a lucky little girl who is the same age as Emma whose Mama can’t afford to give her gifts this year.  I also need to finish the crown I’m making for S.

This weekend I’ve been a busy bee.  On Friday night, we decided to make a gingerbread house.  I bought a kit at Michael’s, and it looked pretty easy.  That is until I tried to do it with a 3 year old and 18 month old.  Then it just turned comical.










 We bought our tree on Saturday, it is BEAUTIFUL, even if it does take up half of our living room 🙂  The kids love it though.  A kept saying, “Tree!” last night.   I do love the smell of a fresh tree.


I also made marshmallows this year.  Every year, we make treats to take to our friends and neighbors.  So, on Saturday night, I made candy cane marshmallows.  They turned out so fantastic that I decided to try my hand at chocolate marshmallows.  They are HEAVENLY!






Really, these pictures don’t do them justice.  I’ve packaged them all up so that I don’t eat any more of them!!!  They are divine though, and super easy to make.  I am going to find some vegan gelatin for the next ones though.  They are super yummy.


My plans for this week are to make J a hat for Christmas.  We found this one and he really likes it.  So, I’ll get going on that.


I’ve also decided that I am not making a Wallaby for A.  She is going to get Swing Thing .

I’ve been a long time admirer of this pattern and have decided to finally make it!  I think she will love it.  I’ll make it big enough so it should fit her next year too.


Other than that…I’m just going to veg this week.  Emma’s birthday is on Saturday.  I can’t believe my baby girl would be 5 this year.  I’ve been teaching the 5 year old class at church this year and it has really been an experience to see what she would have been like.  I miss her.  I just miss her so much.




  1. OMG HOW CUUUTE ARE THESE PICS!!!!!!! This looks like loads of fun!!!

  2. lori said

    Can I hire you? I’ve decorated our house but that is about it.

    I can’t believe how long A’s hair is.

  3. Karin said

    I’ll be thinking of you this week. Birthdays are hard on me too. I still just veg around Evan’s birthday and that was almost nine years ago. It’s an excellent idea to buy Christmas for a child that is her age. I keep trying to think of the “perfect” idea to remember a baby on his birthday. So far, i haven’t really come up with something that speaks to me. I hope to see you at the LLL get-together. 🙂

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