My piping needs work..I am hoping the finished product will make the piping less noticeable.
Remember how I loved Parenthood?
I have my new favorite Parenthood..
It 's a show called This Is Us..
And nothing bad ever happens Christmas Eve..
Love this show..my husband.. loves it too..
..not one show have we not shed a tear or two..
watch the first episode..you may be confused..but just get ..that these are flashbacks to now..
The other show we like..and in this case the reviews are bad..is Pure Genius..
a billionaire Silicon Valley guy(adorable)..Augustus Prew..♥ starts a state of the art hospital called Bunker Hill and hires the best of the best.Dermot Mulroney..is the DR in chief..need I say more?♥
The Christmas one..you got it ..we cried..
so who cares about reviews...
I have been baking..listening to Spotify.. Christmas..with the light shining in..granted Monday it snowed so less sunny.. you can tell by the darkish photo of our front taken through the window..but is is SO BEAUTIFUL...but we made our tourtières..who cares less sunny if the snow is blanketing every square inch of our little town..
I look forward to that day..Jacques is the assistant baker and does a lot..unwraps everything..taste tests..wraps up and admires..he loves those few hours also.
My mom made them..his mom made them..so many different recipes..we make ours by flair now..
..no potatoes though as our mothers never used potatoes either.
I made the gingerbread cutouts I need for something I am hoping to make..I made the gingerbread cookies from: Baking A Moment..no spreading and good..
Max had a reindeer..Lucas did and Oli did..Max looked at me and said..mmm..these taste like Christmas..
you can find her recipe here.
I made some toffee shortbreads dipped in chocolate with sea salt on top..
Lucas salted them..and milk chocolate as it's favored by the boys in cookies.
I am happy to say..things are underway for our traditional Christmas eve and morning..
..things have changed through the years..we used to host Réveillon and breakfast..
Caroline and Frédérick took over the eve..w/ a full course meal..last year no electricity:( Yet they were troopers..)
Christmas day is here for brunch..in pjs..and for Santas gifts that he drops off here♥
Found this little gem going through old pics..not many of me..my parents did not seem to be into photography..this photo was taken by a studio..
..and it was one of my Mary Beetles school of dance shows.. our Christmas show..we had to somersault out of a box that had tissue paper and dance and then do the splits..I have no idea what this costume was supposed to be..I did find another that makes us look like the Rockettes;)
This I think was 1960-63..
I have very few memories under the age of 10..but this I remember..
..the smell of my pale pink leather ballet shoes..the underneath like a paw:)..the feel of my black patent tap shoes..looking at the precisely placed taps under my ribboned shoes..
the sound I made..tap dancing.
Days of Yore and Joy.
my leotard set..I LOVED everything..
when we moved to the suburbs..I was ten..and MB school of dance ended there:(
I would love to go back..for one more moment in time..
Can you guess where I am?
We have a real life Elf on the shelf here:)
He had to do a presentation in class..so this is it:) A series of a number of photos at his home..being the Elf on the shelf:)
Photos..courtesy of his mom:)