One of my coworkers is having a cookie exchange tonight, so I am lucky that I had time to make my cookies this morning (I obviously would have been showing up with store-bought versions otherwise). I made Oreo Balls, which were surprisingly easy to make. I used Mint Oreo's to mix it up a little bit and then I put dark chocolate under the white chocolate. Check out Corey's Cooking Blog for the full recipe. She made them last week, and they were a hit. I hope mine are as well.
Last night we had our holiday party for the group I coach at WAVE. The kids had so much fun and the hour and a half flew by (and I was worried that we weren't going to be able to keep their attention). We all decorated Christmas ornaments. I haven't done a craft in forever and I had so much fun...maybe more than the kids. Surprisingly, even the 13 year old boys loved their ornaments. Here are some pictures...
I was so excited to get some new ornaments for my tree. Some were homemade, gifted during the party, but they were all beautiful (even the ones I decorated). Annnnnnd, my team mom made me take home some of the decorations she had bought for the party! They were ceramic mini Christmas plates. I love them!! I am so excited to be adding to my decorations collection!
Back to the snow day... I'm sure the roads are bad (not that I would know), but I still giggle a little when I see how crazy (maybe over-prepared is a better word) everyone here gets when there is snow predicted. Yesterday there was a forecast of 1-3 inches for today and when I went to get my mail around 3 in the afternoon, my neighbor had already salted his 12 foot long driveway. I had to take a picture:
And it was maybe 45 and sunny at this point, so giggle I did, a lot.