Holiday Season 2011

I hope everyone who celebrates it, had a warm, safe and happy Thanksgiving. I didn’t get to post before hand, but I wanted to share some of the things I am most thankful: An awesome house of our very own, a wonderful and understanding man that I never get tired of being around, a supportive family that lives nearby and get to see often, a sprinkling of friends that add variety, adventure and fun to a life that might be dull otherwise, a fun job with a steady paycheck and coworkers who mean so much to me, wonderful memories and experiences that will be with me forever, a pesky cat that hates everyone but Matt and I, my health (that I should be MUCH more thankful for) and a great body that I should take better care of.

Gingerbread House Making Contest
Friday night I held my Sixth Annual Gingerbread House Making Contest. I hope everyone had a fun time. I think there were 19 entries and over 25 people (little kiddies included) in attendance.

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The winner was made by Dacia. She had told me beforehand that she had a great idea and needed to get her secret ingredient right before the event.

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Yep, that girl loves her some bacon! There are more pictures from the night over at flickr.

So, now that it is officially the 2011 holiday season I’m trying to create a list of things I want to do.

-winterize the windows to keep the house efficient and warm
-put together the advent box with little presents

-Put up the tree and decorate it
-hang stockings from the mantel
-decorate the outside of the house

make this year’s ornament
-go sledding (once we have snow)
-listen to plenty of Christmas music
-buy meaningful Christmas presents for family
-think of a good exchange project idea for extended family Christmas
-productive and fun vacation week between Christmas and New years

-make another snowflake wallhanging.

3 Responses to “Holiday Season 2011”


  1. 1 Mim

    I love the bacon house! Too funny. I am going to make a snowflake window hanging this year with my students. I’ll try and remember to take pictures.

  2. 2 katie

    i had such a fun time friday night. thanks again for inviting me! i’m glad that you feel thankful that your family and friends live close by. i feel like most of the people I love are all spread out and it’s hard sometimes. it was sort of comforting for me to be part of a family event like that this weekend. :)

  3. 3 barbara

    looks like so much fun :)

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