Hey guys! Check out my new Christmas header! What do you think?
The first frame is the huge Christmas tree inside the Conference Center foyer in Salt Lake City. It is enormous and beautiful. We wandered around in the snowy cold enjoying the Christmas lights on Temple Square when we spied this lovely tree through the window. Even though it was in a large building–the picture makes it easy to imagine that we’re looking in the window of the neighborhood rich folks. Except that you can go to jail for that sort of thing. This is much better.
The second frame is our famous “Milk Chocolate Fudge.” It’s the same fudge that we have made for the past 25 years in this family. We make it in a huge double batch and often end up making a second dose. We finish that just in time for Valentine’s Day–when of course, you need more fudge! Ha ha. You know what they say–“A day without fudge is like a day without sunshine.” Or maybe that was orange juice. I can’t remember…must be the sugar buzz. Ha!
The third frame is our equally popular “Peppermint Bark.” Now you can pay a zillion bucks for 3 ozs of fancy-schmancy bark from some really snooty candy shop or you can be a “take charge” sort of person and just plain make your own. It is the easiest Christmas treat you could possibly make–and it’s really quite pretty too. We sent some to my far away cute boy in Lithuania and they went berserk over it. Of course they did. Sheesh.
The forth frame is our cute little crocheted “Button Tree.” So fun and easy to make that one Christmas, I made 9 of them in a couple of days–each with different buttons to suite the personalities of different family members. Mine is loaded with pink and purple sparkly ones–for instance. I’ll post the pattern in a few days–and if you know how to crochet-AT ALL- you’ll love this one.
Lastly, the fifth frame is our beautiful Christmas lights on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. It’s one of those sights that you don’t want to miss and will remember all your life. Millions of lights and millions of happy people just walking around feeling Christmas-y. It’s really incredible.
I hope you love our new December look. April worked hard on it and as always–has given Gracious Rain the cozy warm look we love. She always finds a way to make the site feel so like us.
Happy Holidays Everyone!