Friday, December 23, 2011

The Countdown to Christmas

It has been a few days since I posted. I have been busy celebrating the Christmas Holiday.

Miss Medical Student arrived her via Frontier airlines late Monday. Since then we have really pushed ourselves. Tuesday we had The Short Chics Christmas party at her day care. Then we spent the rest of the day finishing our shopping.

The Short Chic making her craft project at the Christmas party.

Relay race game to help Frosty get his parts!

Oh and another game: "Santa where is your sled?" The Short Chic loved this game and was so into it!

Wednesday, we baked. Finally! I baked!! Take a look at some of the yummy treats we have to share with our loved ones.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Peanut Buttercream frosting

Sugar cookies. 

Oreo Truffles

Pinwheels. This were inspired off of Pinterest. I am not going to lie, I had a very hard time getting them to look right.

Thursday, why does yesterday seem so long ago? Maybe because I have not been able to sleep with all the excitement going on in my house? Well, we grocery shopped. Decorated Christmas packages. Oh, and we made things! To top it all off, Old Man Winter sent us a taste of the snow that is sure to come. We had an hour of so of a snow. Big, fluffy, white flakes blew in, and dusted the ground.

I made a Pinterest inspired door-wreath. It turned out super cute! And then late last night, when The Boy brought over two friends, I sat at the kitchen table with Miss Medical Student, The Boy and two of his friends and did "arts and crafts" as the boys called it till nearly 11:30 p.m. Those two hours were nice. And precious. My boy and his friends are growing up. Getting big. Needing us parents less and less. Then, for two solid hours, they were little again. Okay, maybe not little, but certainly engaged with an adult. It was an early Christmas present!

Again, as seen on Pinterest! Button ornaments! Super easy and very cute!
Simple stuff. Brown and green buttons with a plastic star bead on top. We used a very lightweight floral wire to string them on.

Miss Medical Student showing off her creation.

The finished ornament.

An entire Christmas tree forest!
Today is Friday and it is going to be a big day of prepping food for our Christmas Eve Brunch tomorrow!

Have a grand day!



  1. Merry Christmas, Pam! I hope it's everything wonderful it should be for your family.
    --deb t.

  2. I am totally impressed! Super proud of you to get so much accomplished while you have been off. Love your Christmas card too! Have a Merry Christmas.