The days just fall away it seems lately. One day it was Thanksgiving and the next was St. Nicholas Day. Don’t blink babies.
St. Nick is one of my favorite times during the Christmas season. I am not sure why, but it just seems like Christmas once we hang the stockings for St. Nick.
I made some cute cupcakes for the kids and for our local surf shop.
I think it is important to note that I did not get to eat one single cupcake. Out of 2 dozen made, I think my kids and Bill ate over a dozen in 24 hours time. I am so not kidding. This recipe is amazing…devils food cake and peppermint buttercream frosting. Recipe? Simple. Bake a box of Duncan Hines Devils food cake mix (cupcakes or cake, your choice) then frost with this: 1/2 stick crisco, 1 stick room temperature butter, 4 cups powdered sugar, 2tbsp milk, 1tsp peppermint. Cream together crisco and butter, alternately add powdered sugar and milk, then add peppermint extract. And there you have it. (I will make a cake with the same ingredients and will horde some if I need to to get a piece.)
We went to the island and enjoyed the company of friends at the local surf shop, had some wine (adults, natch) and shopped. This was the annual Christmas walk and it is so festive and such fun to be on the island during Christmas time. Such a great way to kick off the Christmas spirit for surfers.
And St. Nick did come, bringing sugar for all.
The wolf dog thought the stockings were awesome good.
“Maybe if I just get a bit closer…”
Inching closer yet…
No chocolate for you Skye!
Mia still loves St. Nick and Santa. At 10 I am so pleased she still believes in the magic.
And again this year, Cory’s still hangs waiting for him to return home from college. Not sure I will ever get used to all my kids not being here with me.
And because I could not resist:
“Then he got an idea!
An awful idea! THE GRINCH
GOT A WONDERFUL, AWFUL IDEA!
“I know just what to do!” The Grinch Laughed in his throat.
And he made a quick Santy Claus hat and a coat.
And he chuckled, and clucked, “What a great Grinchy trick!
“With this coat and this hat, I’ll look just like Saint Nick!”
“All I need is a reindeer…”
The Grinch looked around.
But since reindeer are scarce, there was none to be found.
Did that stop the old Grinch…?
No! The Grinch simply said,
“If I can’t find a reindeer, I’ll make one instead!”
So he called his dog Max. Then he took some red thread
And he tied a big horn on top of his head.”
Hell yes, I did this. We have 1/2 a sled team at this point and if how they drag me on my run down the street is any indication, I think they could take off and fly.