I'm so glad my new friend, Pinterest, was free to help me with all the planning. It's good to have a friend you can count on!
I had seven cups. And I'm drinking more this morning.
What can I say, except, "Yum!" Which is exactly what I said right after my first sip, which was right before I said these next three words...
It was candy cane hunting time. One hundred and forty candy canes just happened to be hiding in plain sight all around the homestead, and thankfully we had a house full of kids willing to help us gather them.
The answer is 21. Just kidding...there are five in this photo. I think Cruz found them all in about 10 seconds flat. I took me much longer than that to hide them. Life isn't always fair.
It's not Christmas without a medieval siege chock full of kings, knights, swords, shields, and Nerf machine guns, right? Well, not at our house anyway. Good thing there was plenty of cocoa to keep them going.
I love it when kids use their imaginations, especially when they clean up the mess afterward. Looking at my house this morning, you'd never know that just hours ago it was host to a battle of epic proportions. Great job, kids! I mean, knights.
I'm not sure who won that battle, but I do know who won the ultimate one...and I hope you do too.
Remember the reason for the season! And drink lots of Mocha Cocoa--I know I will.