I know, Christmas is like, SO 2010, right?
Christmas this year was really, really extra special, I enjoyed it immensely. I prayed that I would see Christ`s day in a new way this year, and I felt like that really happened for me. Praise God. Wish I had more time to write about stuff…
This month is looking to start out with a BANG. We love what we have on our plate, but it keeps us m-o-o-o-oving.
Okay, I`m going to stop now, what I have written so far sounds like a Christmas newsletter.
Speaking of which– I don`t have the art of writing those. I spent a whole evening one night writing out our family newsletter to mass print and send out with our pictures. It was so corny and full of cliches I couldn`t sleep at night– I hated it so bad. So I never printed it out and ended up sending pictures out riding alone in cards.
I love getting them though– let that be understood.
(Thank you, Erika for wearing Christmas themed PJs for my picture.)
Christmas party with my Once a Month Club. The food was FAR OUT (because everyone brought something.)
White Chicken Chili
French bread and Olive oil
a delish salad
wine Sparkling juice
I love parties, but I hate making food. This was perfect. 🙂
If you don`t have a girl`s club, get one. It is a great support group and such a fun, loving environment. We were a close group of friends that never got together much… and now, we actually have a schedule (thanks, Stephanie!) where each of us have 1 month where we plan the activity. Our choice.
It has been a huge blessing in my life.
Hi, you lika the food and party, eh?
Freezer paper mural. A great winter activity. My girls were a bit young for this, a mural of scribbles isn`t actually a mural at all. :]
Appetizer night at my “folks”. Oh my stars, GOOD FOOD! Again, one of those “everyone brings stuff” nights that I love.
The Vinsters play with The Twins.
Begging, pleading, blondies, “ONE MORE!!”
Isaac digs for gold. ^
Our little family`s Christmas.^
Spot the Fake Smiler. ^
Excited about a toy still a bit over her head. Thanks, mom. ^
Elle`s body language on this picture. ^
Lolla`s tongue on this picture. ^
HAPPY FACE. ^
Is he mowing the yard? No, wait. ^
G got them both bikes… ^
The Kauffman`s came to Ohio this year. We had a lot of fun hosting a bit and then hitting Katy`s guest house for most of our time together.
Anyone else remember KATY`S GUESTHOUSE? (That was for the ffe-ers)
Brennen: “Laila, I`m on Facebook. I am.”
Lamar: “Whoah! What!”
Laila: “Where IS my mom? Have you seen her?”
Galen was home on winter break– we enjoyed lots of small delights at home and a few special things out too.
We like-y our hot drinks and little snackies. ^
What we did with our leftover ham bone.
Asiago cheese, Mozz cheese, rosemary, sour cream, ham chunks, ham grease, fresh mushrooms, onions, carrots, potatoes…. Honestly, this soup is the most delicious thing I make.
I saw this is Country Living and thought it was a cute, wintery thing to do with a dressmaker`s form. It was cute, but I didn`t leave it…
We like snack night.
A tasty before we deliver it to daddy…
“Laila, my finger tastes AWESOME for some reason… ”
Got to go! We are hitting school hot lunch with the “schoolchildren”, as Elle calls them, now. Excited!
Review: Do I like to make food?