Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gingerbread Competition

We had a gingerbread competition with Cade and his friends.  Ever since someone gave me the tip of hot gluing the houses before you decorate them, I have loved this activity!  Honestly, that might be the best holiday tip anyone has ever given me.  It's not like you are really going to eat them anyway.  Here are a few pics from that night:

Bryce ended up being the judge.  I should have had prizes and different categories....next year! 

I love this group of friends.  They always have such a great time together and was happy to have them here for a change.
On another note...I am truly touched by the comments I have gotten on the blog since I posted the other day.  Honestly, I did not expect anyone to read my blog anymore!  And to answer your questions.... Diana is great!  I have challenged her to start blogging again too :)  And the girls sparkle pants came from Joyfolie.  We LOVE them!

Sunday, December 21, 2014


There always seem to be a few pics with Santa that I fall in love with each year.  Here are my favorites.  This first one will be framed and come out each year with the decorations.


And one with their first true love :)

Santa Comes to Town

I have been throwing this party for years now.  It started out as a huge bash in the evening with tons of kids, food and presents.  Over the years, it has progressed into donuts on a Saturday morning, but it continues to be such a fun and special time spent with family and friends.  My favorite thing, of course, is capturing the magic that presents itself when Santa walks in.  We love Santa and he always does such an amazing job at making each child feel special.  Here are some of my favorites from the day:

Not Blogging Stinks!

Ok...here's an easy post to get myself back in the swing of things.  I HATE not blogging!!  So many little memories lost because I can't remember anything past a week that I haven't written down!  I am going to make myself get back into this habit because I don't think I will ever forgive myself if I don't.  One of my favorite things to do is go back and read posts from the past.

So...here goes....
Last night my mom and I took the girls to see the Nutcracker.  Honestly, this is the first time I have ever gone!  They were thrilled and loved it all...but boy are they squirmy!  BOTH of them!!  Regardless, it was a fun thing to do with them for the holidays and I'm glad we did it. 

Ok...that wasn't so hard!  lol...  Maybe I'll tackle the Santa party next!!
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