YAY! It’s time for another Fun Facts 🙂 What is Fun Facts you ask? Well, I’ll share a little tidbit about something in my life and if you want to chime in and share from yours that’d be great. If you don’t, that’s all good, too. lol
No matter my age I always find this time of year magical. It seems like the holidays bring out the best in people. They are more giving, polite, respectful … and even happier.
One of the best parts about this season is really the giving. To tell you the truth, I’m a bit uncomfortable being on the receiving end of gift giving, but I do love to give. I’m not sure if I’m right in my assumption, but I believe most people like a handmade gift. I love to bake a few things and share them with family and friends in cute little tins.
We also have a newly acquired tradition in my family that we started about 7 or so years ago. Time is so short around the holidays that we usually plan this about a week before Christmas. My husband organizes it because it’s “his” thing. We choose a different restaurant each year (one that we haven’t been to before) where we meet with all our kids and their significant others, my sister and her 2 kids, and my brother and his wife. It’s a small gathering of maybe 13 to 15 people. This year we decided to forgo the fancy eatery and let loose. We ended up going to Dave and Buster’s. OMG…so much fun.
While there I managed to hand out my tins of goodies, we ate some really good food … which surprised me because, well, come on…it’s a game place. But the food was awesome. Anyway, before we hit the floor to play some fun games I handed out my tins of goodies. There’s nothing better than getting a gift that is made with love. And I was good this year and managed to not sample things to much. lol
So, I’m sharing a few pics from our day at Dave and Buster’s and also the tins of yummies I gave out that included Christmas crack, mint swirl brownies, chocolate chip bars, and frosted peanut butter oatmeal bars (which have become my new favorite).
I’d love it if you’d share a Christmas time tradition that you do at your house. Do you bake for friends, family, and neighbors, spend time volunteering, open one gift on Christmas Eve, leave milk and cookies for Santa, light candles in remembrance, do a cookie exchange?