Recipe for a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Posted on: December 26th, 2012 by firsttimemom


Dear Diary,


After 12 hours, three Christmas movies and one bottle of wine, kitchen construction is complete!  I am proud of our project and a bit jealous of the outcome–my 16-month-old daughter’s play kitchen is nicer than my real one.    It was well-worth the blood, sweat and tears–well, no blood was actually shed.  We may have sweated, because I like to pump the heat at 80 degrees.  And any tears were from laughing.  I’m looking forward to spending even more hours baking pretend pumpkin pies this holiday season with my sweet and spicy little girl.


Here’s our recipe for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


A Lump of Love

A Heap of Hope

A Fourth of Faith

A Cup of Courage

A Dash of Dignity

A Can of Kindness

A Pinch of Patience

A Spoonful of Spontaneity


Bake blessings for 12 months, and this meal will make you overcome obstacles and achieve excellence.  And remember, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.  Or, if you’re like my daughter and can take it, get into the oven and face your fears head on!