Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmastime in D.C.

I really can't believe we're ten days into December. It always goes by so quickly. On top of decorating, shopping, and holiday parties, there are always so many other things I'd like to find time to enjoy.
  • I walked past the Holiday Market in Chinatown last night, but didn't have time to walk through. I hope I can make it back to see some of the lovely handmade gifts being sold.

  • There are always performances at the Kennedy Center or other venues. Last year, I saw The Nutcracker for the first time since I was five. It was so wonderful!

  • I love Christmas shopping in Old Town Alexandria, because I think it feels more quaint and Christmas-y than anywhere else in the area with its thousands of lights and small shops.

  • The National Christmas tree is all lit up, and although it's not the prettiest thing I've ever seen, it's still neat to visit the tree on the South Lawn of the White House and find your state's smaller tree.
I doubt I'll fit all of this in before Christmas TWO WEEKS FROM TOMORROW, but hopefully I'll do more than make several trips to the mall each week.

This week I baked some delicious cookies, and I wish I could say it was a difficult recipe, but it's super easy, and it came on the back of the Nestle Dark and Mint Chocolate Chips package. They're Mint Chocolate Delights, and I can't stop eating them!

*This is not my photo.


Anonymous said...

Regardless of it being your photo or not - they look delish!!

Heather said...

I love chocolate mint anything.

You are right the time does fly so fast!