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Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments

It's November, which to many over-enthusiastic holiday lovers means CHRISTMAS! Yes, I love Thanksgiving as well—it's just one big holiday celebration for me from now to the end of the year. So far, I've refrained from putting up my Christmas tree, but that doesn't mean I can't prepare, right? This past weekend, I spent some time making some ornaments. I love to create handmade ornaments to add to my little tree each year. 
Lately I've been interested in popsicle stick crafts. I found some super cute ideas on Pinterest (see the links to my Holiday Crafts and Food board and specific posts below). I like that such a simple material can have so many possibilities. Just add paint and glue!
I was able to get my kids involved for part of my craft day. They are ages 2 and 3, so they didn't do much beyond just paint a few popsicle sticks. I turned these painted sticks into little Santa Claus ornaments—two for each daughter as they're bound to ruin some of them …

My Husband Made a Cake

At the beginning of the month, my husband, Nathan, had knee surgery. All went well, and he's recovering nicely. I accompanied him when he went to have the procedure done. The surgery itself was quick, and afterward, I spent some time sitting with him in recovery. Those few hours turned out to be pretty entertaining.

I was aware that my husband wouldn't quite be himself when he came out of surgery due to the anesthesia, but I wasn't expecting him to be as funny as he was. At some points, though I tried hard not to, I was laughing hysterically. I just couldn't help myself. He talked continuously. In normal circumstances, he can be a talker, but this was different. This was more of a one-sided conversation, mostly him rambling on to the nurse about any random thing that popped into his head, like how much he loved his wife (aww) and what kind of ice cream he liked. Most of what he said wasn't that unusual, but his dazed, out-of-it demeanor and nonstop pace made it fu…