A Wonderful Month Part I


I have never had any posts that had to be divided into parts!  There were so many wonderful things that we did this month and I just didn't have time to blog about them.  I am playing a little catch up.  First of all, I hope each of you had a precious time with your friends and family and a sweet Christmas. 


We always spend lots of days in December making gifts for our friends and family.  My daughter had such a fun time making these paintings with her friends initials on them.  They were such an inexpensive project that we picked up from Joann's and her friends really loved them.


 For all of you out there that make beautiful gingerbread houses each year…we can not be friends.  The children and I are not capable of such feats and we decided this year to make the gingerbread tree.  Yes….TREE!!!!!  Do not laugh.  Do not judge.  You never saw how bad the houses were!!!




One of the neatest things we did was go see A Walk Through Bethlehem.  A church in the area has a huge tent that you walk through and the actors talk to you about what they are doing and some of them talk about a king that will be born.  At one point an angel appears and proclaims Christ's birth.  My daughter didn't even want to see the rest of the town at that point.  She kept pulling on me and saying, "Come on mom.  I want to see the king".  We all loved it. 


It was also a fun month to play with friends….


make candy ALL day……


and perform Christmas plays.  This is one of my friend's daughters.  She was the angel and she stood on the stairs, " Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news for all people".  It was so sweet and the children were so cute.  Please notice that even the daddies couldn't get out of playing along.  They were wise men….of course.



This little trickster is my youngest.  We were so busy watching an awarding winning performance that we didn't notice that he was STUFFING his face with some of the candy we had made.  I am so happy to let you know that there was no throwing up that night……a true Christmas miracle! 


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  1. Molly

    Funny, sweet post! Absolutely LOVE the gingerbread tree. I’ve tried doing a house years ago and I’m right there with ya sister. They make far better cookies (or trees) than houses! XOXXOO

  2. Eileen @ Star's Fault

    Beautiful little girls in their pretty dresses….very sweet.
    I am doing much the same, catching up! I think I needed an extra week to fit into December all the Christmasy things I wanted to do..
    Blessings from Eileen and the Beautiful Starry Girl ~

  3. traci

    your daughter is going to be an artist. those canvases are beautiful. i bet her friends loved them. so sweet. and i love the gingerbread tree. i could so do that. i know for a fact that i don’t have the patience for a house, but trees seem like they are in my comfort zone. adorable!! can’t wait for part 2.

  4. kara

    looks like you had a blessed Christmas!
    darling photos of your going-ons!
    {oh, and I would never attempt even the gingerbread tree! I can’t even imagine a gingerbread house! yikes.}
    I wish you all the best in 2009!

  5. chas at the wild raspberry

    love the dress-up party…looks like our house with all the frilly dresses. girls are so fun.

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