Tuesday, December 22, 2009

a little taste of Christmas in Florida

If we can't get Florida to feel like Christmas, we will just do our best to bring the Christmas feel to Florida.

You see, if you close all the blinds, turn on all the Christmas decorations in the home and listen to holiday music, while you fill the house with the smell of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies and the sound of laughter of children running around. You can forget about the 75 degree temperature and rain outside here on this island people call the 'State of Florida' and have a little taste of Christmas in Florida.

It isn't the midwest where you walk outside to 20 inches of snow. Temperatures so cold your car won't start and your mouth looks like its an oven with smoke rushing out of it every time its opened.

It really is hard to get that 'Christmas feeling' here in South Florida. Especially if you are from the midwest or any place where its cold this time of year, or you even have snow.

I guess for those that are born and raised here in Florida, it really is Christmas to them. Its what they know.

I know differently, and so for that it makes it hard to get in the Christmas groove around here.

But we do our best......

{Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal - No Bake Cookies}

{our decorations for our bread house}

{for me, it was my first bread house ever}

{the FINAL product}.... so pretty. Hunter did a fabulous job.

(photo taken with cell phone: below)
{waiting for the bread house to set before decorating it}

2 Personal Thoughts:

Leslie said...

It's very sweet of you to create such a nice and warm experience for your children. It's funny how we get so much enjoyment, and sometimes a first-time experience, by doing things for our children. Enjoy every moment! Merry Christmas!

Ashley said...

I live in Nashville but we are visiting my husbands family in Dallas this Christmas. It's really warm here...kinda weird at Christmas. I'm sure you get used to it after a while. You have inspired me to make chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies! They are my all time favorite cookie!!

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