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28 December 2013

A wonderful time of year...

This week has been absolutely perfect.  We could not have asked for a better Christmas.  Just the right amount of wintery weather, lots of baking with the girls, loads of yummy food to eat and a good amount of just kicking back with each other and relaxing.

We got hoarfrost for a few days the week before Christmas.  The best we have had in a very long time.  Everything looked so beautiful with all the spikey bits of frost all over everything.  Killer icicles that everyone would have to check on to see how much more it had grown during the day.  It didn't snow on Christmas but at least we still had a good covering on the ground to still have a white Christmas.  Beautiful!  It was made even more perfect by lounging around in warm pj's all day.

Cookies were made just days before Christmas.  There was no rush.  It happened when it happened.  Extra dough was made and put back so that there would be more to make next week.  One little baker tried her hand at making Apple Strudel for our Christmas breakfast and it was beyond tasty.  I think she may be the new expert in the family at this after her teachings from Mom during her last visit.  There won't be long periods of time going by between this treat anymore.  They will be made more often now.

Now there will be time for more crafty things here again.  No obligations.  No time constraints.  Just working on things that have been on the "list".  Stress free.  It is a wonderful time of year.




  1. I love hoarfrost we had it come too. Your girls are getting so big and those cookies look so YUMMY! I'm making the kiss cookies for the grands that are coming in today.

  2. We did have beautiful hoarfrost, it was just stunning.

    Glad you all enjoyed the cookies and the strudel, I love a good Apple Strudel. Hope you're having a great week :)

  3. Sounds like a nice relaxing Christmas. Your cookies and strudel sound good. Happy New Year! Heather

  4. And here I am just learning a new word - "hoarfrost". It is gorgeous, just didn't know that was the proper name. Looks like you all did have a grande time this holiday season. I had to laugh when I saw the bunny cookies, because not too long ago a certain someone was going through a mad hatter phase. lol I bet all of the treats were delicious! I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year's!

  5. I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas, just perfect for you and your family. Snuggle up and stay warm.
    Anne xx

  6. Sounds like a perfect day. The icicles are amazing and that apple strudel looks beyond delish!