I'm currently on vacation in Australia. The kids and I are so excited to be spending Christmas with my family and friends.
Unfortunately we can't be here every year though, no matter how much we would love to be. The holidays we miss are filled with cards and phone calls, and gifts arriving in the mail. It's not the same, but at least these things can help us celebrate the holidays together, no matter how far apart we are.
I hired my friend Mandy (of Mandy See Photography) this year to take holiday photos of the kids. She did such a fabulous job. I absolutely love the new photo she took of me ... see it over there to the right, and then there is the new family shot she took for my 'about me' page too.
Do you decorate cookies with your kids over the holiday season? It's one of the things that Miss M absolutely loves to do. It is such a great way for us to spend quality time together, from teaching her how to mix and bake the cookies, to decorating them.
I'm showing you how to set up a simple cookie decorating station over at the Nestlé site Simply Celebrate.
Doesn't this hot cocoa bar make you want to light a fire, gather the kids and watch a holiday movie?
That's exactly what we did.
Want to make this at home? I'm over at the Nestlé site Simply Celebrate where I'm sharing all of the details including the DIY stirrers, hot cocoa toppings and a super cute picture of Miss M ... of course.