Whew, it was a busy, busy weekend in my little mountain house!
Last week I posted about feeling a bit stressed and not ready for Christmas - I was definitely feeling overwhelmed and I don't like that one bit! I got so many wonderful comments from my blogland friends out there and the majority said, and I paraphrase here, Just let it be. Let it happen. Whatever you get to, you get to. And what you don't? Oh well!
You know what? I like that attitude!! I'm going to try to adopt that mentality to more of my busy life!
We started the weekend Friday evening with some sweetness from my favorite reindeer.
That little face always makes any day brighter! Of course, she doesn't look too thrilled with her new accessory but she's always a good sport.
And a cookie bribe helps.
Saturday morning dawned bright and SNOWY - just what I needed to put the pep in my step!!
It wasn't much but just that little dusting of snow made it feel so much more like the holidays!
Some good snow squalls throughout the day made me feel all warm and cozy inside while wrapping gifts.
It was a marathon wrapping session for sure! But, I can cross that task off my holiday to-do list so I'm a happy girl.
My little treats for my staff are all ready to hand out on Christmas eve.
It's certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the tree!
Sunday brought more cold weather although no snow. I don't think we have a hope of a white Christmas this year which is sad.
The holiday grocery shopping was done with some help from my girls and after a quick pizza break the baking began.
Tell me why I bothered to clean the kitchen before we started baking? Not my wisest moment!
Butter cookies three ways, chocolate chunk cookies, and Carol's absolutely amazing sugar cookies - (get the recipe here at the Red Painted Cottage) - and the cookie marathon was done!
A quick kitchen cleanup and then my daughters and I gathered in the living room by the fire to watch It's a Wonderful Life.
Obviously all the action this weekend wore my poor old Lily girl out.
However, I guarantee that as soon as she hears the sound of the cookie jars opening she'll bounce up looking for a treat!
All in all it was a great weekend, albeit a busy one. Not much time for R&R but perhaps after the holidays I might catch up on a little quiet time.
I hope your weekend was a happy one, friends!