Carlson Countdown to Christmas 2018: Dec 12-15

Carlson Countdown to Christmas 2018: Dec 12-15

The Christmas fun continues!

Dec 12: Daisy’s 3rd Birthday Party

We don’t actually know Daisy’s birthday, but we picked her up two years ago on December 12th so I selected that as her unofficial birthday. Each year, we throw her a birthday party as part of our 25 Days of Christmas.

The kids helped me make her cake this year.

She always gets a homemade cake – which she devours in a matter of seconds.

We get cake too, of course.

Daisy is a good dog and we love her. She puts up with a lot, so she deserves some special treatment every once in a while.

Dec 13: Homemade Hot Cocoa

One of my favorite things about the cold weather is hot cocoa! And it’s so easy to make that I always make it myself [plus, I wouldn’t think of buying the boxes of individual hot chocolate packets].

We don’t typically make hot cocoa with all the extras – but this time we had marshmallows, chocolate chips, homemade whipped cream, and peppermint sticks.

Delicious! Especially being pregnant with no wine and limited coffee – I’m drinking plenty of hot chocolate this holiday season.

Dec 14: Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Yesterday, the kids and I made Christmas sugar cookies.

Dec 15: Santa and Carriage Ride

Today we went to Geneva and visited Santa.

Then we took a carriage ride through downtown.

The beautiful, sunny 45° weather was perfect!

I’m not certain what we’re doing tomorrow, but I’m looking forward to another warm day!


4 thoughts on “Carlson Countdown to Christmas 2018: Dec 12-15

  1. You made “better than anything” cake! Or at least that is what it looks like! I do think you probably could have added a few more broken up heath bars … but I am of the belief that the MORE candy the better! 😉

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    1. Yes it is! But it doesn’t live up to its title for me because I’m not a big toffee or caramel fan. The husband loves it…but probably not better than “anything” 😉


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