Santa Claus dropped in for another surprise visit this year! The kiddos were ecstatic- as in rushing him at the door and jumping all over him! He visited with each of the kids, sat on the floor with them while they opened presents, read books with them, and joined us when we sang carols. It doesn’t get any more magical than that!
Advent Day 15: Santa, Gingerbread Houses, and the Albaugh Family Christmas Gathering! Sometimes you have so many joyous Christmas activities planned you have to combine a bunch into one wonderful, magical day!!!
Day 8: Boris is a black bear, yes, a white black bear. Once he was a cub who, got into an accident and couldn’t come to school. And, when he finally came back, his hair had turned from black to bright white. He said it was from when the cars had smashed him so hard. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (#CrashTestDummies ). Mountain driving can be treacherous folks, this danger is compounded when drivers do not obey the speed limits. Boris is the face of the ‘Speed Kills’ campaign. Did you know, in Alberta alone, roughly 100 large mammals die on highways around the national parks every year? True story. When fur is your only protection, you don’t stand much of a chance against the steel -- like a murderous Superman (who by the way, never made any money saving the world from Solomon Grundy -- #CrashTestDummies4life ), barreling down the highway toward a family of bears who were on their way home from a picnic with friends when they were struck and obliterated, they never stood a chance.
Sicilian Christmas traditions are alive & well tonight at Chez Honest Spoon!! These are by far my favorite holiday cookie. Filled with homemade fig marmalade- which is teeming with pine nuts, almonds, cinnamon, raisins, chocolate, and orange marmalade- and topped with either powdered sugar or glazed & topped with sprinkles. #cucidati#christmas#christmastraditions#siciliangirl#f52holidaycookie
My daughter snapped this cute photo baking Christmas cookies today. I’ve eaten gingerbread men like this every Christmas morning for as long as I can remember. Once my sis and I became adults our Auntie that would make the gingerbread men for us as children gifted the special cookie cutter to us. It’s considered a priceless heirloom and now we bake them for our children. ☺️❤️👩🏻🍳🎄#christmastraditions#pricelessmoments#gingerbreadmen#cookietime#cheneywa
One more...an exception to the stockings my mom hand made us from what she thought we would love...my original ripped. So I had the opportunity to pick my new stocking pattern in elementary school. I picked this one and she made it. Another request she sent me. My old ripped one is still somewhere.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... Here is our beautiful baby Tree 🍷🎄🎁 💝 I will be growing a Christmas tree for the next few decades, instead of cutting one down every year... 🌲 #christmastree#christmastraditions