The reality of Christmas being only a little over a week away is difficult for me to wrap my head around. I have been exceptionally distracted with illness and some household tasks, have failed to do any significant Christmas shopping and the temperature has consistently been in the 60's and 70's. But after decorating our home, baking cookies, setting up the the hot chocolate bar, visiting with family and, just this evening, doing a weeks worth of advent it is, finally, beginning to feel a bit like Christmas.
Today, Roxie's family and myself went to the symphony for their family Christmas special and then we went to my house for hot chocolate and cookies.
Here is this years hot chocolate bar...
My favorite details were the chocolate-dipped marshmallows and the chocolate spoons - both fabulous stirring sticks for the hot chocolate.
We also munched on yummy, yummy cookies that everybody brought to share. (Trinity even baked her own cookies - in and out of the oven all by herself!)
Everyone enjoyed their special treats...
|Jenn's hot chocolate - a chocolate covered marshmallow snowman in a hot tub. Fun!|
and everyone enjoyed each others company.
A sweet treat, a warm beverage and, most importantly, precious time spent with family - yeah, it's finally beginning to feel a bit like Christmas!