Another Christmas Tradition

I fulfilled another Christmas tradition this week. Every year at Christmastime, I go to Macy’s and buy a box of Frango mints.



This is a nod to my growing up in suburban Chicago. Frango mints were a Marshall Field’s specialty, and when Macy’s purchased that company, they became the only place to buy them. No matter how much the children beg, though, I only buy them at Christmas. Having to wait all year to eat them makes them even more special!

Something to Brighten Your Day

We are big fans of Sweden’s adorable Princess Estelle around here. She’s just about a month older than Chickadee, and I think that should they ever meet, they’d be great friends. We were all very amused to see this cute video of the tiny Princess baking Christmas cookies with her parents (and also intrigued by how easy it was to understand what they were saying, even though we don’t speak Swedish!)…she may be royalty, but she acts just like our little one!