I started writing this post more than a week ago and have just now come back to it. I really don't know if there will ever be anything that really resembles a flow in our house but I do know that getting back into that barely-existent flow after a mere two weeks of holidays was more difficult than it should have been. Chalk it up to the late nights, fun get-togethers, overeating and sleeping in. Throw in daddy taking a couple weeks off to be home with us and the fact that we made the most of our family time, with all play and zero chores, and you've got the makings of a back-to-routine disaster.
Suffice to say, the Christmas trees are finally down and everything is boxed and ready to go back into storage or out to the curb. We may have finally caught up to nearly two weeks of not doing laundry. Everyone is able to wake up for school/work with only the usual amount of eye rubbing and complaining. And I think I may have enough time to finally finish this long overdue post of the flurry of baking and sewing that happens over the holidays. Here's a photo recap. Some further posts may follow with more pictures of the projects that I was especially happy with.
Some hats and mittens I made with my fleece ends for our school's hat and mitten tree.
The Christmas cookie assortment for 2014.
Finally giving the kids' tree a skirt.
Of course, Christmas dinner.
Sewing for little friends. Doll Carriers.
Lunch Money Cuffs (tutorial from Lemon Squeezy Home here).
And a nightgown for my sleeping beauty.
And of course lots and lots of kids crafts, not all of which have pictures. Ah well, there's always next year... :)