living way down south can often make getting excited about thanksgiving and christmas a bit difficult. snowflake decorations at the stores make no sense to my tropical boys and why would i want my oven on throughout the day when it’s 90 degrees out? but not this year. it’s been the coolest november since we’ve lived here. so now i’m inspired.
i’ve been priming the oven for holiday baking with bread from artisan bread in five minutes a day (i’m thinking this would be a great gift for the bakers i know).
i’m breaking any mental rule i’ve had in the past about not playing christmas music until thanksgiving. my newly created pandora stations:
vince guaraldi holiday
sufjan stevens holiday
rosemary clooney holiday
john rutter holiday
unfortunately pandora doesn’t have the zooey deschanel/leon redbone version of baby, it’s cold outside and the leon redbone holiday channel just wasn’t cutting it.
i’m excited about sharing what advent and christmas are about with elisha and asher. i’m on the search for practical ways to celebrate with a one and two year old.
and a post about holiday excitement just wouldn’t be complete without mentioning npr’s turkey confidential. it’s become a tradition in our home to spend thanksgiving morning cooking and baking while listening to stories and tips from lynne and company. i heard the first ad for it the other morning and made elisha cheer and whoop with me for a minute. he’s a lynne fan, too.