Monday, December 17, 2007

Holiday Traditions Festival - Week 3

Christmas Cookie Baking ensued this weekend at our household. We made lots of yummylicious (that's a Celeste word, btw) goodies. We also made some banana bread that made our whole house smell delicious. They should make a candle that smells that good, maybe then I'd actually light candles.

Tada! Our finished cookies:

Another holiday tradition in our family is the countdown. We make a paper link chain and take one chain off each night before bed. Some years, I fancy it up and put little activities for us to enjoy together on the back of some of the rings. Not this year, though. It seems there's not enough time to breath, let alone be creative.

And last, but certainly not least - thanks to a suggestion from Shannon at Gabi's World, I was able to get a picture of our outside lights. :) Thanks, Shannon.

The countdown is offically on - only 8 days until Christmas! Anyone else out there totally and completely unprepared? We have hardly anything purchased as far as presents go, I'm way behind on my holiday crocheting, nothing is wrapped. At the rate I'm going, I might be ready by the time NEXT Christmas rolls around. At least the decorations and baking are done. :)

Head over to Melissa's blog for more Holiday Traditions!


~Melissa~ said...

Your cookies turned out great! They look delicious!! We usually do the ring thing too - but I forgot this year! Eek!

Your outside lights look so nice!

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

The cookies looks so yummy, and the pic of the lights on your house looks great! When I seen my name in your post I was a little shocked until I read the rest of the line. We just finished our Christmas shopping today. Ask me when we started! Go ahead ask!

YESTERDAY!! And I am pooped!