December showed us winter is amongst us. We got a storm with 25” in less than 18 hours! We had our first ever homeschool snow day. –The next day- We spent the day shoveling and snuggling and reading.
The temperature dropped hard core and it has been incredibly cold ever since! I’m talking 10 degrees F. for a high on many days.
We have spent many days doing inside activities.
We got to go to a special reading time with Santa at our library. This was a neat intimate setting and he took time with each child. We were very lucky to get tickets to go to this. - It pays to know your librarians.
My science class had a rock identification day. This was incredibly fun for each of them!
We went and chose out our Christmas tree and did our fun tradition of going out to lunch after words.
I took on a new hobby. Crocheting. I learned how, thanks to some books from the library, a friend and some You Tube tutorials. I made a bunch of Christmas gifts. Including head bands, ear warmers and a beard beanie.
We made cinnamon rolls, like we do every year. We always give them out as our neighbor/ friend gifts. They are amazing! This year I am pretty sure that people gave me gifts just so they could get a batch of cinnamon rolls in return. I don’t take credit for the recipe. It’s the Pioneer Woman’s. I use this recipe so often during the holidays that I printed a copy, laminated it and it goes in with our holiday decorations. So every year I pull it out.
I made the best “ugly sweater” if you ask me. It was “ugly sweater day” at work and I couldn’t resist. I love it!
The girls were each in their own Christmas plays and Tommy was a behind the scenes, lights guy for one.
We dipped pretzels in chocolate on Christmas Eve. This is also a tradition in our family. We usually dip the long stick ones, I just couldn’t find those ones this year. We live in a small town.
Christmas Day rolled around and the most um, interesting gift received was Katey got a Rose Hair Tarantula. She named it Angela the tarantula.
I got a crock pot! I don’t know how I was living with out one! I have already made dinner in it twice.
That’s our December wrap up. Looking back I am grateful that we were able to keep and do so many of our traditions even though our lives are so busy.
Do you have any fun December traditions?