Monday, December 19, 2011

A Most Perfect Afternoon

Every now and then the stars align, and we have a most perfect afternoon at our home.

Today that happened. I got all of my stuff done in the morning and all of my errands done in the afternoon. I remembered to buy all the ingredients for our very special reindeer cookies and pretzel bark. My children got off the bus in good moods after a great day of school. (Ryan was just a tiny bit tired, which certainly didn't hurt!)

We cleaned the kitchen and the family room and then got down to business creating our reindeer treats. These are the cutest, easiest cookies you will ever make with your kids (or by yourself!!).  I'll put the "recipe" below.

We were surprised by Kel coming home a bit early, so while I put some presents together and made some almond butter, Kel and the boys did a Christmas puzzle by the tree. Then Noah and I delivered the gifts, and came home to a lovely supper of soup.

After a very good violin practice from both Noah and Ryan, they are both quietly watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas.


I have to remember this day, because this is the kind of day that you think other people are lying about on Facebook.  Come on...I know I'm not the only one who wants to gag just a little when someone posts about how wonderful their children are day after day. Please tell me I am not the only one.


Reindeer Cookies


White chocolate candy discs
mini chocolate chips

1. Melt chocolate discs in a big bowl. I do this in the microwave one minute at a time, stirring in between each minute.
2. Dip the oreos in the white chocolate with a fork, shaking off any extra before you set it down on wax paper. (Hint: if you wipe down the counter before you put the wax paper down, it will stick nicely.)
3. Use the pretzels for antlers, the chocolate chips for eyes, and the M&Ms for noses.
4. Let harden and then store in an airtight container.


  1. Love it! Gotta celebrate those days when they come.

    I may have to try those cookies too.

  2. Sounds like a great day. Those cookies are adorable....and look delicious too!

  3. Brian and I are still waiting for one of those "MAGICAL" days!

  4. Wow, those cookies look so yummy! And you are not the only one!

  5. Dang those cookies are cute. And the kids are only perfect when they are asleep. If you got one afternoon like that you are truly blessed. Looks like we hate the same people.

  6. those look delicious!!! and no, you are definitely not the only one and thank you for saying that! Some people seem to live in the constant world of rainbows and unicorns and it drives me crazy!!! :)


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