We filled up the wonderful Advent Calendar my mom made for us, with chocolates and chewy wintergreen candies.
We went to Benjamin Tree Farm and cut down our Christmas tree. They have a great operation set-up, they saw a straight cut on the bottom of your tree (drill a hole if you want), shake the excess needles and bag it! They also have hot apple cider or hot chocolate and cookies for free and an amazing gift shop filled with a mix of hand-made and commercial gifts.
We also bought one of their great wreaths for beside the front door (around our porch light).
We had my brother and his girlfriend over for games and mostly homemade pizza (bought the dough and sauce). Overall a great wintery day!
Sunday December 2nd - First Family Christmas Get-Together of 2012
While we had a work-related Christmas party last week, Sunday was our first family time. Andrew's uncle and his family came to Andrew's parent's house where 16 of us had a delicious lunch (including yummy dessert!) and talked the afternoon away... and some of the evening. We didn't get home until after 7pm. Quite the lunch :P