Yesterday was a busy day for us!
The girls and I had birthday lunch for Michelle,
and then we hit the holiday-prep ground running.
First, we picked a tree out and prepped it for later.
Kyle and his girlfriend Alayna were here (to go to the Packers/Lions game tonight), and Alayna pitched right in to help roll out the cut-out cookies while I made krumkake and the "Norwegian Pepper Cookie" dough.
We set up the tree (on a cinder-block pedestal to keep it out of the dogs' reaches) and then settled in to watch Elf, our favorite Christmas movie. After a quick break to let the dogs out, we all curled up again when suddenly Mr.4444 marched into the living room in this, his favorite Halloween costume from years' past.
What can I say? It's impossible to quell the man's Christmas spirit. (My mom would have been proud.) And yes; that's syrup.
Today, I made the Pepperkakers, the recipe for which you can find here.
It snowed here, finally, but Mr.4444 says it won't stay long. The dogs loved it, and it bums me out to say I have no camera capable of capturing the silliness. (Sorry.)
So, that's it for my weekend. I still have a tree to decorate and a very messy kitchen to finish up. How about you? How was your weekend?
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