Monday, December 21, 2009

4 more days!

The countdown has begun! It's officially "Christmas week" and the festivities are on. This weekend we attended the kid's Christmas program at church. Travis landed a solo playing "We Three Kings"! Who knew he was a kid, eh? Anyway, he did awesome! I have a feeling that they're going to try to make him play a lot more now. After the Christmas program I was notified that he volunteered us to light the advent candles on Christmas Eve. Good thing there's a script! All we have to do is read from it and light the candles in the correct order. Doesn't sound too hard - so here's to not messing up!

We've also decided that since we're having our first Christmas in Minnesota, that we need to mix in a little of my traditions too. So the plan is to go for a Chinese lunch before the Christmas Eve service. I know it's weird but that's what I do!

Since funds are tight this year, I decided to make Christmas gifts instead of buying them. Here's what I came up with:

Cookies in a Jar! All the dry ingredients are in there for you to make chocolate chip cookies, all you have to do is add an egg, butter, and some milk I think. There are 12 of these bad boys and let me tell you - it was tedious work! But they came out pretty good in the end. I hope people enjoy them!

Oh yea, some chocolatey goodness! So that's all we've been up to this week. Merry Christmas to all!


  1. Ali, glad I stumbled onto your blog! Funny stuff! We are doing the opposite in a few years - I am from MN and will be moving my hubby back there when he gets out of the military. He is looking forward to it and we do manage to vacation in Northern MN, but he has yet to experience winter there! Anyways, love your blog and love seeing MN through your eyes. Great idea on the homemade presents too! Best wishes to your family for the holidays.

  2. Too funny! Well I'm glad you enjoy the blog, maybe we can commiserate on cold winters some time! Merry Christmas!