A Quiet Christmas Break

We made lots of cookies these last few weeks. Too many, really, but whatever. The Littles– always Chad and Katya, and sometimes Kristina– had a lot of fun decorating them.  In addition to the cutout cookies I also made Snickerdoodles and lemon curd bars with a coconut flour crust.

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We went out driving a few times to look at lights. I made kettle corn to eat as we drove.

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The kidlets went in their pjs, so they were easy to pop into bed later.

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Christmas Day was quiet and uneventful. There weren’t any huge presents (except for Daddy, who got a long awaited guitar) but Chad, Katya, and Kristina all got Legos, I got a replacement board book for one that I had loved and worn out as a child, and Todd got a vintage vinyl set of “Pirates of Penzance” by the Glyndborne opera company.

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After Christmas we went to an unofficial Lego Museum in a small mining town. The museum was in a neat art-deco school.

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Chad makes a very cute sarcophagus.

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The town was quaint in it’s shabbiness. There was a fantastic abandoned bridge over the river.

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And on our way home we stopped at a Gardens to see the lights.

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Not pictured are the trips the the science-center, the old bookstore, and an idyllic park on an achingly cold and beautiful afternoon.

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