Today was such a good day! When we stepped outside to go to church today, the stairs and walk were a sheet of ice. Hubs took Julia's hand to go down the stairs, and just as I opened my mouth to ask Adam to wait (I had arms full of bags), he took the first step. It was one of those moments where you wish you had the camera recorder on. Before I go on, let me just say that he wasn't hurt and turned around at the bottom laughing. Anyway. He took the step and landed on his bottom with his legs sticking out to the sides, and slid like he was on a slide, down each step. At each bump, he'd let out an "Uff," "Woah!" "Uff!" until he got to the bottom. I wish I was a good enough writer to describe it so you could really get a sense of the scenem but let me assure you that it was one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time.
OK. We get to church, early because hubby has early meetings, and after about 45 minutes, they decided because of the freezing rain to cancel. So we came home just when we'd normally be getting there! And then the fun began. We kicked on the Christmas music, tied on our aprons, fired up the oven, and spent literally the entire day filling the air with the intoxicating scent of cloves, ginger, and sugar. It was such a blessing, because I have been so busy with work that I really didn't know when I'd be able to do any baking this year. Gingersnaps, sugar cookies, peppermint candy cane cookies, pecan tassies, and snowballs later, Christmas can arrive anytime. It smells right.
We had an absolute ball. Here are a few pictures: