Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Making Merry and Bright

Saturday was one of our best family days in a long time. 

I accomplished a ton that day, which always feels good, but most important we were very busy making Merry and Bright. 

I decided that I would make my first batch of no bake cookies for the season, (heaven only knows how many batches I will make over the next few months) and this time I let Hope be my assistant. 

She was legit.

She was big part of keeping track of things making sure I added the correct number. Like 4! cups of sugar.

Such concentration! But tasting makes it alllll worth it in the end.

 Not the most attractive cookies, are they? But by far Paul's favorite.

Speaking of Paul, he is always so good to put up the tree without any complaints!

The kids were SO excited to decorate.

Them grabbing and slinging them up anywhere, sad to say, stressed me out a time or two :( Wish I could just chill sometimes.

Hopefully they just remember all this fondly, and not need therapy over me being too controlling at times.

But happy and excited?!


We really had a fun day.

And look at my cute banner! A co-worker of mine made it for me for my birthday, and I love it! Would be nice to have a proper mantel to hang it on, but I tried the best I could to display it.


It's here! My favorite time of the year! And I plan on sitting by this tree daily and just soaking it in.


Susie said...

Pretty tree!! We will be putting ours up this weekend!!

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Hillary said...

Your tree is beautiful!! Bobby is letting me decorate starting next Monday. He is one of those "bah humbug" cantwepleasejustgetthroughthanksgiving people. :)


Tracey said...

Love it! Your banner is adorbs:)

Jami said...

The tree is beautiful as always.
Love the banner.
No bakes are my favorite too.
Get that hat off that pretty girl. :)