U-Cut!

I did a small recap of our Thanksgiving weekend and here’s an update on the list of things I wanted to accomplish since then …

Things to cross of the long weekend list yet:
# Cut down a Christmas Tree and decorate it/the house.
# Get rid of extra junk laying around.
# Clean out garage so our second car can sleep in it this winter, too.
# Get groceries. Apparently not today.
# Make an entire list of breads and meals. I have a plan.
# Wrap the presents.
# Projects for articles, how-to’s and photographing processes.

I’ll be in the kitchen tomorrow baking and bread making up a storm. The rest of our weekend was spent full of family, smiles and thankfulness. As it should be.

I can’t wait for the holiday that we host a group of people. I love being the kitchen and as fun as it is to show up and eat at someone else’s house – it feels a little empty to me on the holidays that are all about family to have an empty kitchen on those days. If I could, I would have everyone over at our house and make the entire feast myself. We’ve tried but that’s not always received well. I’ll get to one day, just not yet.

We’ve been slackers about getting a tree in the past. (We did end up getting one last year though) and I’m pretty excited about our timing this year. There’s a part of me that feels like, as a family, we “made it” finally by getting our tree from a field and using a saw to cut it down. Not only all of that but we did it before December 1st.

This is what traditions are made of. I’m kind of a silly hopeless romantic. It’s these little, repetitive moments that make my heart full.

Christmas Tree 2011

Christmas Tree 2011

Christmas Tree 2011

Christmas Tree 2011

Christmas Tree 2011

Christmas Tree 2011

Christmas Tree 2011

Christmas Tree 2011

Christmas Tree 2011

Christmas Tree 2011

Christmas Tree 2011

Christmas Tree 2011

Christmas Tree 2011

Christmas Tree 2011

The older they get, the more fun this all gets too.

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