Here’s the real reason for the season folks:
Juuust kidding…but it’s really good. (The Peppermint Mocha Coffeemate creamer is still my #1 though.)
Then there’s this new-to-me gem:
So smooth and tasty…plus, I mean, a bright-eyed, Christmas-light-decorated lemur? Marketing genius. Look at his cute little hands!!
I’m not a big Christmas cookie baker (or baker in general), but I did make some faux-truffle chocolate peppermint date balls over the weekend.
Really happy with how they turned out! Recipe to come later this week. :)
I was so in the holiday spirit that I let Mason stay up late (we’re talking 8 O’CLOCK PM) to watch Disney’s Christmas Carol (aka the best version ever). His eyes were at half mast the whole time, but I’m sure he’d agree that it was worth it.
(Please ignore my b*tchy resting face syndrome. I’m great at looking depressed when I’m actually very happy.)
Next on the kids’ show train: I watched The Little Mermaid during my run later that night. (It was ON TV, ok. There are just some things that, when on TV, must be watched.)
The rest of my weekend looked a lot like this…
Aka NASM study mania.
Here’s how I know I’m a visual learner:
(I had to add a ponytail to the first stick finger to make it very clear which way she was looking. Ha.)
Yesterday, we went to church, and I was SO excited to sing Christmas songs…and then SO disappointed when they did these totally modernized, funkified versions of them (which sounded only barely like the originals, btw).
I’m all about modern music, and I love guitars/drums in church, but you just don’t mess with Christmas carols.
I know I sound 90, but I don’t care—it wasn’t the same.
Also, this is what happens when you try to get your toddler to stand next to the cute manger scene at church for a picture:
I keep forgetting that anytime I’m trying to take a picture of him, I have to use the Sports setting for motion control.
What’s your favorite seasonal treat?
Christmas carols: traditional or modernized?
Have a great week!