Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas Crafts and Cookies


I love this time of year. But there sure is a lot of sugar. Everything seems to have either a ton of sugar or a ton of salt in it this time of year... but of course, we all need to indulge a bit to celebrate the season.

Here is the salty and the sweet in one.


Chocolate dipped pretzel sticks.

They are about 9 inches long, which made the kids giggle with glee when they pulled these beauties from the bag and were choosing sprinkles to put on them. We had a lot of fum making them and many other sugary items today (including tons of christmas cookies with friends).

Treats for the season, along with some beautiful

and completely willing helpers, will make for a sweet year.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Mother's Christmas Decor

The apple tree next door has NO leaves on it to speak of... but it still has tons of apples. Beautiful, red and orange apples. And just to add a touch of the festive... Mother Nature decided she would bring snow to top off these beauties.
Here is my garden, covered in snow. I mainly took these for Little's book, but I thought I would share. It is asleep. But still beautiful, in its own barren way.