Hot Chocolate and our Tree

Hard to believe another year has passed and here we are decorating our tree again! We fought the rain and fought about the tree…like every year. But in the end, we end up having a wonderful time. And as luck would have it, it just so happened to also be National Hot Chocolate day (I think I have mentioned that a few times). And such a perfect night for it! had to take advantage of that.

Before…

The stand patiently awaiting it’s new roommate!

During…

Hubby setting her just right! Not quite as tall as we hoped, but it all worked out.

After…

Look how pretty! The girls decorated the whole thing! Hey look! Photo bomb! Can you find George in this picture?

And the chilly, rainy night would not be complete without the Hot Chocolate!! Sorry, only got one picture to share..the others were gone before I knew it

May God bless you during this amazing season of Advent and may the coming year be full of His continued grace…

National Hot Chocolate Day…

Really!!! Today is National Hot Chocolate day! I swear!!! Sooo, in preparation, we have everything out and ready to go. Of course there will be whipped cream! Lots of whipped cream!!

And you have to have something to dunk in that hot chocolate right?!?! Biscotti!!!!

Off to get the Christmas tree this evening. What a perfect time to make a fire, decorate the tree and enjoy something warm on this National day of Hot Chocolate! I know! Any reason to have chocolate.

Chocolate…

Oh how we love chocolate! We decided to do a taste test to see which one we liked best. They are all so good, but when tasted side by side, they are all so different!

This is what we started with…

The single square in the upper middle is from the Farmer’s Market. A local SD company called Nibble, 77%.

Getting ready…

Started with the Lindt, knowing that would be our least favorite and worked back to the Trader Joe’s 73%. I think we all agreed that the Sweet Riot was our favorite when side by side, but overall, they are ALL DELICIOUS!!!

And here is what we ended up with…

YES! We did eat that last piece, the crumbs and the raspberries. Just wouldn’t have made as good of a picture if the cutting board was totally licked clean :0)

Now, on to prepping for National Hot Chocolate day…

It never gets old…

It’s still amazes me every day that this continues to happen…

And the color is just so pretty!

It is so hard to save them, but I want to see this full…

5 per week! Now if Omelet would start earning her keep!!!

And as a sidenote, look where George ended up today…

Just hanging around!

Enjoy this beautiful gift of a day from God!!!

It’s begining…

to look a lot like Christmas…

The day…

Breakfast…
Not ours, but one of Omlet’s eggs. We love sharing them!

Shopping…
Finally, the Topshop is open. Lots of shopping today.

Lunch…
Yummy salad with poached eggs!

Tea…
A nice little break from cruising the mall before getting SweetPea. Love Nordstrom’s!

Dinner…

And a delicious finish to the day…

No!!! We didn’t eat the whole thing!!! Not yet :0)

Pancakes…

Breakfast! Thanks SweetPea!!

Rainbows…

What a beautiful day!