So I've had my Christmas tree up since the beginning of November but that's about all the effort I've put into making my home "Christmasy". I'm a little sad I won't be with my family this Christmas. It's the first one away from them. We are going to visit my in-laws instead. I can't be too mopey though. My husband hasn't spent a Christmas with his family since he joined the Army. But this weekend I started to get myself into the holiday spirit. I bought a gingerbread house kit and we made that on Friday night. For breakfast on Saturday, I went all out. I made eggnog pancakes, french vanilla french toast, and a huge ham and cheese omelet. Needless to say we needed a few hours to recover from that breakfast lol. Our stocking are up now and a few other little decorations around the living room. I'm still debating on doing anything more around the house since we won't be here for Christmas. I might go and get some lights to put out in front but not much. Maybe only some to put around the two pillars in front of our house. I plan on getting a lot of things after Christmas day since things will be half off and I can just save them for next year. I want to get a new tree and the new LED lights as well as some ornaments that fit on a tree bigger than 4' (which is what we currently have lol from two Christmases ago). It didn't really make sense to buy a new one when we won't be here. Maybe next year we can spend it at our house. I also tried making Christmas cookies but my little cookie mold pan was a fail lol. I will just have to go out and buy the real cookie cutters and make them the old fashion way...which I'm not all too upset about. I think it's more fun that way. Here are some pics of our small touches of Christmas. Hopefully I will have some cute cookies to show on my next blog.