Saturday, December 20, 2008

The countdown begins!

The final week before Christmas. This is when the *real* countdown begins! Christmas is in less than 5 days! Are you ready??!

I have a short list of things I need to finish this weekend. Finish up Christmas treats to be given away/mailed on Monday. Finish the last of the Christmas gifts. Double check my gift list, make sure nothing has been left off. Make gingerbread house & train. Get caught up on my December Daily album. Enjoy the holidays!

Yesterday we went to see the big man in red.

Surprisingly, my daughter (who is nearly 7) was a bit shy and didn't want to go up to Santa right away. My son on the other hand (who is nearly 5) said "I'm not scared!" and walked right up. He was sure to ask Santa for Indiana Jones stuff. Olivia asked for the Littlest Pet Shop Diary, "the dog one".

Then last night we went to see the Anheiser Busch Clydesdales. Boy are they beautiful horses.

Tonight we're going to check out a local house that has a huge lights display. I can't wait. I've been wanting to take the kids ever since we moved here. Each year we manage to miss it, but not this year!

Oh, and I made some yummy treats today

They're called Blizzard Bites. My friend Tami made some. You can check out the recipe here. I'm planning on giving this to friends and neighbors. Just need to figure out how I'm going to package them up. I like what Tami did with the bags but that takes pre-planning and, since it's Dec 20th, the pre-planning is out the window!

Updated ~ I ended up putting the Blizzard Bites in the same gift boxes that I used in this post. They worked out great since they have a clear window in the front. This is definitely the kind of treat that you want your gift recipients to see!

Oh, and my photos show a half batch of the blizzard bites. Be warned ~ the recipe makes a LOT!


3QTGUYS said...

Those blizzard bites look so yummy.....I've GOT to do that before Christmas! It is on my list!

Tami said...

Cute picture with Santa! Ben really looks like he is getting along well with his cast. :-)

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