over vanilla carmel coffee,
over gumdrops and icing icicles already "missing" from gingerbread houses,
over ornaments hung askew,
and over pretzels & cookies decorated with waaaay too many sprinkles for one person.,
over a bible story my toddler prefers over others,
over a new tradition, the nightly Jesse Tree scripture and ornament,
I am blessed to be celebrating our Clausen holiday traditions together.
Tree - decorated ... check.
Gingerbread houses - completed ... check.
Pretzels - dipped in chocolate and sprinkles ... check.
Precious dreaming blessings ... check.
Christmas carols blaring in my car ... check (and thank YOU tall)
hmmm, I still have things to get done... driving around to see light displays, canning Apple Butter for gifts, more cookies to bake and give, presents to wrap, stories to read, fires to sit by, children to play with, husband to snuggle up to.
My life is good.
What are your favorite Christmas memory makers?
Here are pics of some of ours... :)
Hats and decorating the Tree...
Gingerbread Houses ...