Anyway, nearly all of my day was spent preparing for St. Nicholas Day. I made and decorated the cookies that you see above. I am a little disappointed that they look so unattractive, but I think that I learned a few tricks for next time (it was my first time frosting cookies). I also spent some time today hunting down chocolate coins for our shoes (who knew that a store specializing in every kind of candy known to man wouldn't stock candy coins?), picking up some odds and ends at the market, and wrapping the coins and the family gift for tomorrow. We also had Vespers tonight and a video on St. Nicholas at the church. One of the nicest things about today was the fact that it snowed here! It was our little one's first real experience with snow flurries! I think that she loves them as much as her mama does!
I'll post some pictures of our St. Nicholas festivities tomorrow!