Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's almost Christmas!!!

I survived the last few weeks of the semester and now I'm finally on what feels like a much needed break.

I've been so busy that I have not been able to post pictures of our decorations at home.  For our first Christmas in our new house, I wanted to decorate, but I also didn't want to spend a ton of money... we have plenty of time to add to our Christmas collection.  I'm really happy with what we've been able to do this year...

I came up to my mom and dad's house on Sunday afternoon and after some relaxation and a little bit of sleeping in, we got a lot accomplished yesterday.

Decorate Tree - CHECK!!!

Make some sweet stuff - CHECK!!!

Crock Pot Candy... this was really cool!
Peppermint Bark

Melting Snowmen... I love these

Peppermint Sugar Cookies
This is all we really took pictures of, but we got a lot more done... my mom made cinnamon rolls and I made fudge and of course, we also made dinner that did not consist of mostly sugar  :)

Today will be full of shopping.  My dad and I are going shopping for my mom and then when my mom gets home from work, we are going to do some more shopping, mostly for stocking stuffers.

We are going to wrap presents tonight, do a little more baking tomorrow and then my aunt and cousins will be here on Thursday.  Hooray!!!  This is my favorite week of the year!!!


  1. This is my favorite week of the year too- so much fun and love! Your tree looks great and I love your centerpiece and fireplace decs. Everything looks yummy.