It's hard to believe we're already at 8 December already.
I mean, really. There are only 17 days left till Christmas!! I need to start binge watching my Christmas specials. I still have some saved on my DVR from last year - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (anyone else remember that one?? The one where the clock stops and the mouse and the clockmaker have to fix it so Santa knows it's Christmas????), The Grinch (the original cartoon, not the Jim Carey version), It's a Wonderful Life....I need to watch them ALL.
I also need to watch White Christmas as many times as humanly possible in the next 17 days.
Each day has kinda flown by, but I have managed to keep track in my December Daily album. Much of it routine, but that's ok.
Day 3 was just a day where I didn't feel particularly like I needed a photo, so I journaled what I was feeling. There are some pretty awesome things happening this Christmas season, so I took this time just to jot it down in my album. I also got my first Christmas card last week - I decided this year that, instead of saving my cards in a separate album, I'd incorporate them into my DD album as I get them. Much easier that way. Day is kinda hidden...because I forgot to slide the card over and take another shot...(sigh)...but it was the day I sat in Starbucks and wrote out all my Christmas cards. (yes! they're out! they're mailed! i can barely believe it myself!! check your mailboxes!!)
Days 5 and 6 are just foundations pages at the moment. Day 5 has journaling for that day, but I didn't print out the picture I wanted for that slot up top. Same goes for Day 6 - I have the pic, just didn't print it yet.
Day 7 was all about this PHENOMENAL gingerbread cake I made. I was busy cleaning and purging and gathering clothes to donate to Purple Heart, and took a break for a smidge to bake. I'd been craving gingerbread for days, and I decided to just give in and bake. I much prefer darker gingerbread, and was skeptical of this recipe when the batter turned out pretty light. However, it baked up super dark and moist, and OH.MY.GOD is it good. I made it gluten-free, saved a couple pieces for myself, and took the rest to work. There is no way I can allow this to stay in the house. It would've been completely gone by now had I not cut it up and put it on a plate to bring into work. Also, it's iced with a cream cheese frosting. Next time, I'm making a chocolate frosting for it. The thought of that....I can't even. (if you want to try your hand at this beyond delicious gingerbread, the original recipe can be found here on Joy The Baker's website)
Gingerbread is seriously one of my favorite things....ever.....
That's all I have for now! This week should fly by as well...one of our work Christmas parties is this Thursday, which is always a good time, so we'll all be anticipating the celebration!
How is your Christmas season so far?? Have you done any baking? Have you put up your tree? Do tell!! :-)