Here are a couple before and after pictures:
|Before the 'sugar' storm...|
|After the confectioner's dust has settled...|
|The annual Doughmen...|
|The penguin has a candy cane for you!|
|Our creative decorating minds at work about 1:30am...|
|and finally, the cookies my kids wait for each year!|
We finished our clean-up this year at about 2:45am. A LONG day, but so worth it, the least of which is the cookies, with the best part being the time spent with my family. We joke, we pick on each other, we seriously show the love. *grin*
This year the buzz words were 'gorgeous' and 'stinking', and many times we combined the two for the lovely descriptive phrase, "Stinkin' gorgeous!" I, for one, was very happy that everyone seemed to have forgotten (or maybe just forgiven?) that two years ago I fed my left-over cookies to the horses. I caught a lot of sh!t for that last year because apparently everyone else ate ALL theirs.
I wouldn't trade these weekends for anything and look forward to many more in the years to come.
Do you have any holiday traditions to share with us NovelFriends?