Christmas Prep 2015

Christmas Prep is in full swing over here!  We decorated for Christmas as soon as we returned from Evansville from Thanksgiving and I’m glad we did so we could enjoy the decor for a little while before it had to come down.  It is complete chaos at the Gallagher house.  We decided to redo our hardwood floors on the main level of the house and the guys could start on the 26th which would work out perfect since we were planning to be in Evansville the 26th-30th.  I didn’t really realize how much prep work this was going to be though.  We had to remove every single piece of furniture on the main level… including the 1/2 bath toilet.  Then rip up all the carpet (not the end of the world), and remove all of the “shoe”- I had no clue what that was but apparently its an extra piece of trim that needed to be pulled up.  Of course we decided that the last 3 rooms on the main level should be painted too- I mean seriously horrible idea…

So currently this is what our house looks like

Dining Room
Dining Room
Great Room
Great Room

So cross your fingers that we get the rest of the shoe ripped up and the painting done by Christmas Day- Santa, can you send painters my way?!

Anyways, back to the Christmas Prep… Last year I found a recipe for reindeer food here and the kids absolutely loved helping make it (and it was pretty tasty too)!  So, when Shae started asking in July to make reindeer food again I knew that it was a must do this Christmas…

The kids had a blast making it, but just don’t ask to see the state of my kitchen right now… Eek!

Never too many cooks in the kitchen!
Never too many cooks in the kitchen!
Prep helped make the process go a little more smoothly
Prep helped make the process go a little more smoothly
They're ready!
They’re ready!

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Finished product!
Finished product!

Now I’m off to clean up that mess of a kitchen… I hope some Reindeer food lasts until the big day 😉

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