Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My night out

Last night I ventured out into the cold to go to a ladies ornament exchange being held at the home of Mrs.Darling. I admit I was very tempted to ask my husband to drop me off, but he had plans with the kids and I didn't want to interrupt those at some indefinite time; besides, I can handle a drive in the snow 1 mile down the road, right?

Only five of us made it, compared to probably 20-30 if it had been better weather. No matter, it was still a nice time out. Here's the little snowman ornament I picked in the exchange:

It's a cute little thing. I love the shiny face, and the hat is made from a baby bootie, quite creative.

I was planning to take some of my bake sale cookies, until I realized that everyone else might do the same (considering we all have unused plates of cookies sitting around our house,lol). Instead I took this snowman cheese ball. I got the idea from Kristy, but I admit that I used a different recipe because I didn't have many of the ingredients on hand. But I loved the snowman idea.

School has been canceled yet another day. I have an extra kid due to that fact, which means one more kid churning out clay designs;) I'm thinking of making gingerbread houses this afternoon, but we'll see what the day brings.

They're talking of more snow coming tomorrow. As long as it clears up for a day or two so I can finish my Christmas shopping. And get a few packages mailed. Then the snow can come back and give us Oregonians a white Christmas. Wouldn't that be nice?


Mrs. Darling said...

Thanks for coming out. That was a darling snowman!

Nikki said...

Hey back to you!

That is a cute snowman, and what a good idea! Maybe we could do one next year in our Mommies's Group. Hmmm.....

What happened to the snowman cheese ball? Couldn't you wait to sample it AFTER you took the picture?

MyKidsMom said...

I did take a picture of it before I went to the party, but I thought it'd look better with the crackers around it. Funny, I didn't actually realize someone had already dipped into it when I was taking this picture. Poor snowman:)

Kaye said...

The ornament AND the cheeseball are adorable! And seemingly very fitting for your weather. I have never seen a white Christmas...the downside to living in the deep south. Today it is 75 degrees. It doesn't matter that it is not usually quite THIS warm at this time of year. I have trouble overcoming the idea that Christmas is next week and my son wore a short-sleeved shirt to school today.

Oh well...=)

MyKidsMom said...

Wow Kaye... 75 degrees!!

You know, I think if you're not used to a white Christmas, it might not be a big deal to a person. I grew up in the Midwest, so it's a part of Christmas to me. But truth be told, I'd be fine with it all melting the day after,lol:) It's the cold weather that comes with it. But sledding IS a ton of fun.

Frasypoo said...

That sounds like so much fun!!!

Kaye said...

Yep...it's actually going to be 80 tomorrow. hooray. merry christmas.

Can't you hear the excitement in my voice? =)