Thursday, December 15, 2011
A Merry Little Cross-cultural Christmas
If my lack of posting doesn't speak for itself, the last two weeks have been really busy. I can't believe how fast this month is passing! Kurt and I got our little 3ft tree up. It's white and I love how bright and jolly it is. I also hung our stockings and sparkly snowflakes in the windows. It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, a very special cross-cultural one. We have yet to visit Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park or try the infamous Christmas Pudding, but you can count on hearing about those in the near future.
After work the other night I made the best sugar cookies, you must try this recipe. I wanted to use my Christmas cookie cutters but the dough was too gooey (I think because I used caster sugar instead of regular white sugar). All the same, they were really delicious and super easy. I'll be making more. What's your favorite Christmas cookie recipe to use cutters with?
My favorite part of this week has been receiving packages and Christmas cards in the post. It's so exciting! We already have 5 packages from family around our tree. Although it's different and sad at times, being away from family has a great way of helping you realize how blessed you. I'm really grateful for my family. It's especially fun to have twice the family this year. :-) We're feeling the love here in England.
P.S. My second favorite part of this week has been enjoying Sleeping At Last's free Christmas album, if you haven't already, you should download it.
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