If you are local, you know that it got really cold in Greensboro last night-- dipping into the teens. At our house, the power was out for a good bit of the day yesterday, creating an avalanche of schedule changes, resulting in our having to leave for a Christmas party before the cupcakes were cool enough to add frosting. Undaunted, we headed to the grocery store to pick up some last minute items, fully intending to ice the cupcakes in from the hatchback of the car where we had the supplies. However, we hadn't counted on near freezing temperatures. Since we were near Beansboro coffee, we ducked in to get some coffee and decided to ice the cupcakes while there. We had a place to wash our hands and it was warm and cozy.
The above photo features the results of this effort from our vantage point in one of Greensboro's fabulous, locally-owned coffee shops. While the results may not be Pinterest-worthy, we do believe our little story today captures the spirit of the holidays. Sometimes, we get this notion of how everything needs to be just perfect. At the end of the day, it is the memories we make that stay with us, long after the holiday is over. Baby, it may have been cold last night, but our hearts were warmed and our friends were happy with the cupcakes. You can bet, we will be laughing about our cupcake adventure for a very long time. And, thank goodness the heat is back on at our house.