Busy here today preparing our gifts for the wonderful people who work at our church. We all love this day.
From our kids to the other pastors' kids - a tabletop s'more kit.
I found the fun red and white striped parchment paper at World Market.
Baker's twine to hold it all together.
I use these labels for everything. Cut the rounded corners off for a sharper/less Avery-label look.
The clear bags I had were too small. Oh well. It still works... kind of.
The kids loved assembling these. A can of Sterno fuel, a cellophane bag of marshmallows, a giant chocolate bar, a pack of graham crackers, and some long skewers.
While they did that, I made cranberry-orange granola.
These wooden snowflakes are from Crate and Barrel - came in a pack of 24. So pretty... I wish I bought more.
And we baked piles and piles of our favorite ginger cookies. I'll be packaging those today.
All the "Can I help?" kitchen questions, led me to pull out the oranges and cloves. Pomanders are a favorite, slow-down Christmas activity here. This way we could all be together. It's nearly impossible for all four of us to bake together in our kitchen.
I had to include this photo of Will - so proud of the car he built with his new birthday Lego set. This is a fabulous Creator set, if you need a last minute gift.