Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Cheer, T-3 days

Yesterday was the pageant at church, Roman's first one (we've always been on the road before). Our friend's son Mitchell sang "Little Drummer Boy" and these three stole the show. Roman took his drumming very seriously.

Today was bake & decorate day. Now, I just don't enjoy baking as my father did. I remember Saturday marathons when I was younger, Dad in the kitchen baking dozens upon dozens of cookies (it seemed like it at the time, anyway) and Jeff and I would invite a friend over and we'd sit at the counter, frosting cookies all afternoon. Well, thanks to GFS I don't have to bake from scratch. Just pop the precut sugar cookies in the oven for 12 min. a batch and they're done! Of course, there were 72 cookies and my tiny cookie sheet only held 9 at a time (we have a small wall-mount oven). So it still took awhile. Then it was time to decorate.

After sampling a couple each, we had dinner. Then jammies on at 6:30pm (at least, the little boys and myself) and we hopped in the car to head to the Wayne County Lightfest. We have gone a couple times in the past, but the last was probably 4 years ago. It is a 4-mile stretch of lit-up holiday scenes along a road that has small county parks on either side. It took us about a half-hour to drive through, snacking on more cookies and enjoying.

(I totally didn't take this picture. I snagged it off the Wayne County Executive's website).

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