Is it really only a week until Christmas?! I still have a few things left on my to-do list. How is yours coming along? For me, last week is a blur of shipping the last of my Market orders (with the new Everyday Camp Shirt pattern!), sewing the last of the handmade gifts that I have to ship away, two days of a miserable cold virus, one day of homeschool field trip and Christmas party fun and several days of updates to my website and blog! (I was so busy, in fact, that I totally forgot to blog about my giveaway at Create Hope Designs! I hope you all got a chance to enter!) Cynthia of Webwurkz has been working on some pretty major updates to my website, and it’s looking so nice. (She’s amazing, by the way! If you ever need web design work done–I wholeheartedly recommend her!) I spent most of the day yesterday redecorating my little blog home here. What do you think of the new look?
Last night we had a little family Christmas fun. We started with the local Christmas light parade, which conveniently passes right in front of our home. Then after dinner, we had a blast decorating a gingerbread house with our youngest four children. It’s certainly not going to win any grand decorating awards, but I think it turned out quite lovely! Everyone helped, too. Ray assembled the house. Jamie shingled the roof with chocolate chips. Samantha, Allen and I handled the walls, walkway and “lights”. And, Charlie shoved candy into his mouth as fast as he could while he thought no one was watching!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for the first of my 12 Handmade Gifts for Christmas posts! (All relatives are hereby warned that if you peek over the next week, you just might spoil your Christmas surprise.)