I am just going to shove a whole lot of fun into one post here! December is always a hard time for me to get on here and write because it is just so busy. In fact I have been having a hard time for a number of months because the time just isn’t there. In any case I wanted to share some of the fun we had this holiday season.
Our elf, Jingle, returned to have some holiday fun.
The boys invited their cousins over for gingerbread house decorating.
We made some diy ornaments by dipping pinecones in diluted paint. I am sure I got this idea from Pinterest, but I couldn’t find the pin to share.
We visited Santa at his cabin downtown.
Ezra made a pie for his wonderful teacher. (Lucas gave his kindergarten teacher a owl dishtowel since that is her favorite animal and a bar of Moonstruck Chocolate.)
I helped with Lucas’ kinder class party by bringing snowman themed goodies. Lucas loved helping me cut the carrot noses and tie the scarves on the cheese sticks.
We took a day trip to Telluride (our favorite and most lovely nearby ski town). We ice skated and shopped in the Mountain Village.
The we headed down to town to check out the lights. I love Telluride! Only there would you see a light display like this!
We then hit the local rec rink to watch Dad play some hockey! He is back on the ice after his injury last year and feeling great.
While in Telluride we hit one of our favorite spots, Siam. Ezra was brave and ordered Scallops with Duck Liver Pate. Being an aspiring chef, he enjoys trying new things. He doesn’t always like them but we try to support his ambition! HAha!
I tried my hand at Gluten Free Sugar cookie dough. They turned out great! If I get a chance I will share my recipe. It was awesome!
The day after Christmas we took a family trip to the local sledding hill outside of town. There I am, actually in a picture! I am getting more comfortable being on this side of the lens.
Our final fun day was in Ouray (remember when I wrote about Ouray here), where we spent the afternoon ice skating on their free rink. Lucas is a natural hockey player (which makes me nervous) and loved being on the ice.
We had a lovely December with many family activities! You may have noticed that all of the pictures were iphone quality. I made a conscious decision to put my camera away for most of the season and simply enjoy the time with my kids. I see them growing up so fast and I want to saver these last few years of childhood before they slip away. I enjoyed this season so much and love looking back at the images to remember how fun it was!