Saturday, December 20, 2008
On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week we had snow in the Mojave Desert. It was such a nice feeling that really made the holidays a bit more special. I started making gingerbread cookies after I hand made all the tree ornaments with my mother-in-law several weeks ago. This weekend it's time to create the gingerbread house.
When my daughter was small we always used to watch the snow falling then go outside to shovel and make snowmen and snow angels. Not far from our home was a golf course where the neighborhood kids would sled ride. The snow was waist high back then. The best part was making the cookies, drinking hot chocolate and decorating the house.
The smell from the pies,and cookies would last for days. The fresh scent of pine was the final touch.
Christmas Day was always my favorite. Opening up the presents, going to church and having the family for dinner. After Christmas we would take the train in to NYC to see the tree in Rockefeller Center while all the people were skating in the rink below. It really brings the spirit of Christmas out in everyone.
I'd love to hear some of your favorite memories. Until then Have a safe and joyous holiday. And to all my Jewish family and friends...have a Happy Hanukkah!
Posted by Amelia Picklewiggle at 4:00 AM