One of my newer traditions is watching David's intermediate band play at the mall on a weekday morning. They played this past Wednesday morning at 10:30 and were great as usual!
Christmas just isn't Christmas without some good music! This year I've been listening to the holiday pop channel on DISH nonstop. The first thing I do when I get home from work is turn on this channel. It puts me in such a great mood and makes cooking dinner so much more fun!
|Bonus points if it's playing She and Him.|
I can always expect something Santa or Snowman themed from my mom before Christmas. Usually it's a pair of festive socks; this year it was this cute dishtowel.
Somehow every year without fail those yummy butter cookies show up in a very Christmasy tin.
|I may or may not have eaten one of these after I opened the tin|
to take this picture. Ok, I did. Can't resist that buttery smell.
Shortbread cookies are also a usual suspect. Just like the butter cookies they usually come in a festive tin.
|Wanted to eat one of these as well, but decided not to spoil my dinner!|
And of course it just ain't Christmas without Mom's famous peanut brittle!!!
She's been cranking out batches of this brittle to give to friends and family for as long as I can remember. She cooks it up in the microwave then pours it onto a baking sheet set outside to cool before breaking it up into pieces. Check out all that brittle-y goodness.
|Yes, I ate some of this after taking the picture. I couldn't help myself. Dinner can wait.|
This was my third year of packing food for Feed My Starving Children. It is a really great organization that provides food to starving children all around the world. This year at our location there were a total of 2,712 volunteers and we packed 632,016 meals of a dried rice, vegetable, and bean mix (called a Manna Pack). This is enough to feed 1,730 children one good meal a day for a whole year! We learned that the food we packed is going to feed children in Haiti, just like this sweetie.
This weekend I'm going to a cookie exchange with some wonderful bakers. I hope that becomes a tradition as well!
What Christmas traditions do you hold dear?