Today was a fun-filled holiday-tastic Sunday. We started the day attending church where good ol' Christmas tunes were sung by a choir, then had a wonderful meal with my parents, hubby & in-laws where we ordered festive meals, then my hubby & I went to the Toronto Christmas Market where we found an amazing spot where the lady pulling out of the spot waved her still-valid parking pass and gave it to us saying, 'Merry Christmas!'
It was a great start to an already wonderful day.
Here are some pictures from the market (today was their last day, so we were excited to go)
it was a perfect winter day (crisp, cold air, but no snow to trudge through). They had a ferris wheel, carousel, huge tree & live orchestra playing Christmas tunes while onlookers sipped hot chocolate & cider.
neat glass & wood ornaments
After the market, we decided to stop by IKEA & saw this:
We knew a gingerbread house would be on our holiday to-make list, but when we saw this IKEA one for $2.00 we thought our holiday tradition could take a funny detour into the ghetto.
Oh IKEA... even for a gingerbread house?
The pieces were all surprisingly in-tact (considering how paper-thin the cookie sheets seemed to be), but it didn't come with icing or candy like the other kits I've seen (but hey, it's a $2 house!!)
My hubby with serious concentration (& serious facial hair.. kinda liking the Cast Away look),
and our arsenal of sugar.
a very choppy start. lol
Voila. What we like to call 'our-ghetto-$2-rock-star-IKEA-clearance-pepparkaka'.
Found in the rougher neighbourhood of the North Pole! ;)
We're ending this Christmas-filled day off with watching one of my favourite classics!
7 days left!!!