I have the BEST bookclub. The conversation is always interesting and the girls are so much fun. Every once and a while, we all get together for a different kind of activity. This past Saturday, BreAnna organized a Christmas craft super Saturday and taught us how to make all kinds of fun crafts.
I made a country bell:
And cinnamon-scented sachets:
These smell like a cinnamon dream! They are making my living room smell delicious.
Other projects included wreaths, bath salts and baby tag blankets. It was so much fun to get together and chat, craft, eat Alicia's delicious peppermint bark and listen to Christmas music. Thanks, BreAnna!
I shared a beloved tradition - a gingerbread countdown-to-Christmas chain. A family at my church would make these and hand them out on December 1st every year (Dixons, if you are out there reading, I love these!!! Thanks so much for always starting off the season so deliciously). I come from a large family (8 kids) so it was always a special day when it was your turn to eat the cookie. With just Jared and I here, we'll have plenty. I alternated gingerbread boys and girls so we'll always know when it is our cookie day. :)
The chain looks long now, but it will be Christmas before we know it! I can't wait to go home and visit my family. It is going to be great.
I've been making lots of crafts and presents and have quite a few more to go before I'm ready. It is so hard not to post photos early, but I don't want to spoil any surprises. I guess that means I'll have plenty to post about after the holiday!