Here we are, a week from Christmas and I am just getting our family photo card made. I found it helpful to make it a New Year's card and not stress over sending them out before Christmas. It is supposed to be a joyful process, isn't it? I am just not going for the holiday stress this year. Which means that life is very low key, and the kids are coming up with their own wonderful gift making and holiday creations. It works well for me.
We have done a little bit of baking, though my icebox cookies that I baked without cooling first turned out quite terrible. (Don't try this!) Of course, my dear children ate them up with joy. But the texture came out all wrong. Vivienne made a delicious batch of lemon shortbread cookies. Here are some funny outtakes from our attempts at a Holiday card. Vivienne is sporting the newly knit hat that she churned out this morning. It is a fun, chunky knit which combined several colors of wool and has a two-tone design. I need to get knitting, too.