We had an awesome weekend, starting with our homemade pizza and family movie night last Friday. (Have I mentioned that my dear hubby makes THE BEST homemade pizza?) We decided to start the season of holiday movie/special viewing by choosing Home Alone as our movie. We all love that one! It never fails to get us in the Christmas spirit. :)
Because we were planning to bake so many, we tried to simplify things and stick with only five different shapes (tree, star, bell, gingerbread people, round) and four different icing colors (red, green, yellow, and white). But the kids had a large array of sprinkles and sugars to choose from for decorating, and didn't hold back LOL!!!
Saturday morning we took the kids out to do their Christmas shopping for the family, splitting up and then swapping Mom and Dad for some secret shopping. That was fun. After lunch we started rolling out and baking our Christmas cut-out cookies, a family affair! We ended up with over 15 dozen cookies. Wow! Sunday afternoon was spent frosting and decorating them. Here's our spread:
all that lusciousness close up!!)
We managed to squeeze in a bunch of other holiday preparations over the weekend, and I was pleased to get a start on prepping my Christmas cards for mailing. I had big plans for being productive this week as well (both with Christmas preparations and on two freelance projects that are nearing their deadlines). All was going well until my eight-year-old came down with a nasty stomach bug. My poor baby!! He couldn't even keep water down. He was so sad to miss school, but he got lots of rest and was well enough to return today. Yay!!
I'm trying to get back into my crafting, blogging, and blog-visiting routine again. (So sorry if I haven't been by to visit your blog recently! All of this is why.) I may be light on cards overall this week, but I will have a new card to share tomorrow--my sample for the new Stampin' B's challenge. So, until then, stay healthy and warm. Thanks so much for stopping by!!