I can’t say it enough, but sometimes I still am in awe of the beautiful state of Utah that we are lucky to call home! We are so lucky to have such gorgeous mountains and outdoor scenery just in our own backyard!
We love heading up to Park City for a little staycation getaway, especially in the winter! Whenever we can ski as a family, that is always a plus for me! You see, back in the day I worked at Deer Valley Resort teaching little kids ski lessons. I dreamed of the day when I could take my own little family on ski vacations and cozy up for a winter stay! I love when things come full circle, don’t you?!
Every year I say I am going to slow down and enjoy the Holidays. Then, in one way or another things get busy, the stress sets in, and I am back to feeling overwhelmed. Well, not this year! I plan to enjoy the Holidays, simplify and let go of the things that don’t matter as much!
While I absolutely love being in the kitchen creating and cooking, during the holidays I find myself so busy with all the extra activities, and fun.
You may be thinking, wait? What? Christmas? But, I’m telling you, it will be here before you know it! We are back partnering with Disney Book Group on this sponsored post to introduce you to their newly released book, Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins!
This adorable book is about a bit of a grumpy bear named Bruce who gets mistaken for Santa Claus by his forest neighbors. But, that doesn’t stop the whole forest from lining up to give him their Christmas wishes when he becomes the victim of mistaken identity.
It was fun to see my kids cuddled up to read about poor Santa Bruce who just can’t catch a break! And, now of course my kids have Christmas on their minds and are all ready with their wishlists for Santa in September, ha! Like I said, it will be here before we know it!
One thing I do love the most about the upcoming season is the Holiday traditions! We love to bake treats, and hand them out to friends and neighbors spreading holiday cheer! The kids of course, always leave a plate out for Santa Claus, making sure to stay on the nice list.
I’ve been working on perfecting my gingerbread cookie recipe over the past year, and I think I’ve done it! They are thick, flavorful, soft, and chewy! Just the way I like them! The kids love helping, and I love our time in the kitchen together!