That’s the Spirit!

Thank you so much for all your kind words. I just had to do that little vent, need you think that my life is all gumdrops and roses! Here’s another thing that will make a down girl fill much, much better: friends! And lots of candy! Tonight was the annual ex-crew girl ginger-bread house making and gift swapping happy fun time (we’re still working on the name). I whipped some lights on the tree, cleaned up a bit, added leaves and chairs to the table, set out lots of empty dishes, filled a bit barrel with pretty old-fashioned cokes on ice, started a fire, set cider on the stove, and whipped up some frosting (okay Sciarrino may have helped on those last two). I also finished my Santa swap present moments before the girls got there (not bad for some one who was still in paisley pajama pants and her "I only want juicy" T a quarter to noon):
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That insane roof back there is my Rainbow Bright house:
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Haircut coming next week (yikes!). Attempted a few group shots:
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Sorry girls I don’t know what I was thinking with the 50mm lens, duh!
Group

Lauren brought her puppy (awe!). It was a fabulous night and I love those girls, so so much! Oh and per Beachwood’s request:
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The advent tree I keep forgetting to show (I’ll try to get another picture of it). Gnome Santa watches on. Found him at a little antique shop in town, so heavy!  My mom got us the tree,  it has candles on the ends, and Bj and I split the numbers in half to get tiny silly gifts for each other. We already have a nice pile going on under the tree, I’ll try to get a picture of that soon. And tomorrow I get to see Michele and V, so you know, I think all WILL be right with the world!

7 Replies to “That’s the Spirit!”

  1. amber can you post your icing recipe. I will attempt for the first time ever gingerbread house making with my two kids and I want to make sure that it will work. Need a tried and true recipe. Thanks if you can…BTW, I did this exact thing with moleskines for my daughters teachers (bookbags were last years end of the year gift ala POSIE gets cozy)

  2. Oh there’s the Christmas spirit I knew you had! Happy Holidays! Love Mom

  3. I’m loving that rainbow house!!

  4. wowee!
    what a fabulous idea the whole “ginger-bread house making and gift swapping happy fun time” night is! i love it!!

  5. Love the Santa Gnome!

  6. Excellent – did you eat all of that?

  7. oh yay! 🙂 what fun!!!
    my friends and I made gingerbread houses on Saturday afternoon…
    such good fun!

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