To my dismay and despite our best efforts to bring our camera to Thanksgiving dinner, we took not one single photograph of the festivities. Allow me, therefore, to paint a mental picture. Food, wine, food, laughter, food, conversation, desserts, you get the idea. We have enjoyed a lovely and fairly relaxing 4 day break from the usual hectic pace of life. Today we plan to get our Christmas tree, which will officially launch the Holloways into the holiday season although we have been there unofficially for a couple of weeks.
Although my knitting proclivities might fool you, I am not a "crafty" person per se. That is, I don't particularly care for projects that involve glue and glitter and such. However, in searching for an advent wreath, I discovered this fairly simple calendar concept on Etsy and decided it was too simple not to make. Yesterday, Addison and I wandered around south Jersey in search of magnets for the backs of the foam cutouts. Armed with glitter glue (the less messy version of glue and glitter) and stickers we created our very own muffin tin advent calendar. If you're interested in making your own, do a quick Google search. There are plenty of instructional videos on YouTube.
I have yet to fill the little cups, but the boys seemed pretty eager for the counting to commence, attempting to stake claim to entire days. I quickly informed them that each child would receive a treat from behind its foam door.
And I guess next time I need to let the glue dry completely before putting it on my cookbook easel. A few ran down.