While Visions of Food Prep Danced in Their Heads.
I have to confess: I haven't been all that excited by Christmas the past few years. I think it has a lot to do with being so far away from my family and the traditions I grew up with.
But now that Alex is getting a bit older, the house is much further along renovations-wise, and more of Matt's friends have moved closer to us, I find myself looking forward to the holiday...for a change.
We're getting our tree this weekend, as well as a separate freezer (hooray!) to store all the cookies I'll be making (especially handy if I get sick prior to Christmas again), as well as dragging down what decorations we've bought over the years.
I just now got a my order from Gardner's Candies...a company that's been around over a hundred years and located not far from where I grew up...their chocolate Santas and bears make great stocking stuffers!
I'll be starting my Christmas cards this week (by the way, I'd love to get your addresses; if anyone wants to do the card-thing, please send your physical address to thehappysorceress at gmail dot com).
And best of all? I can't wait to give Alex his Christmas presents!
First, he's finally old enough for all the cool toys, as he'll be three in March. View Masters, Slinky, you know; all the classic toys.
And second? This year, he's getting a new, and bigger, kitchen set!!
It's exactly what he needs: good size, lots of drawers and things to do, fairly realistic-looking.
And to go with, we've bought him a bunch of food sets. One, from the Dairy Queen, because my family has quite a history there, one a sort of basic food set, and the other?
His very own sushi set!
So, as always; I can wait till Christmas to see what I get, but I don't know if I can wait that long to give everyone else their gifts!
Food and Drink, Christmas, Toys, Kids, Sushi