Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve FUN!!!

OH my GOSH! sooo much fun!
the passmore's celebrated the year with us
and we played minute to win it games.
GREAT time, GREAT friends, GREAT blessings of a new year!


i adore this family!
and p.s.
i'm not sure how he did it, but i'm sure shawn cheated at the cracker race!

and the best was the leftover crumbs that were found in eyes and eyebrows!

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy Birthday to a GREAT dad!!!

we love you honey!
thanks for being our everything!

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wrapping up Christmas

i did a terrible job at taking pictures the entire day of christmas.
we spent the afternoon at nana's with shawns family
and then mom, poppy, and my sister's family came for christmas dinner.

wrapping paper fight, pajamas, fun, family, good food, and good times!

merry christmas to all
and to all a good night!

christmas 2012 is a wrap!
looking forward to next year!

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Christmas Morning

this year i could've handed out harmonicas and called it good.
i saw a pin on pinterest that i ran with.
something to wear
something to read
something they want
something they need!
LOVED it...

a couple of "remember it" moments...
we gave gavin a book that was a book that was titled something like what every man should know. anyway we opened it and it had things like how to back up a trailer, how to survive this and that...blah blah
what we didn't notice was the ENTIRE chapter dedicated to beer and partying!
yikes! i even wrote in the front of it. no denying that we gave it to him! hahaha.

also, a cute moment...
the bottom right picture.
gavin sitting with evyn by the fire drying her freshly painted nails :)

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

prime rib, smiles, family, full bellies, pies, christmas scavenger hunt,
homemade calendars, christmas ornaments,
reindeer food and
"the night before christmas"

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Cookie Tradition

every year we make cookies
spritz, brandy rings and chewy noels...

this year the spritz were it.
the brandy rings were a no go
and the chewy noels...well lets just say "oops".

we did get to share some fun with auntie kernie and that was fun!

next year, MOM, cookies. here. and LOTS of brandy rings!

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A Preschool Christmas

i love preschool at Christmas time the most!
the nativity play
{nolan was the inn keeper for the second year in a row :)}


nolan & madi

and of course christmas wouldn't be complete
without a trip to see santa!

{nolan dressed himself.
he picked his shirt and vest to match the scrap of green minkie
 he thought made a GREAT scarf! gotta LOVE him!}

LOVE miss paula!

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Out of My Comfort Zone

i was asked to make a modern boys quilt
with the focus on the helicopter fabric.

i was super self-conscious,
but just went with it.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Fairy Christmas Cookie Party

there's nothing better than going to a party at carrie's!
she hosted her traditional cookie party.
she's the best!!!


yes, all the girls got their own apron.
absolutely fantastic!
Love you, Carrie!
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Snow Globe {necklace}

would make a GREAT gift.
especially for that special teacher or friend!
i thought this was so cute i had to share it!

the talented gals at eat.sleep.make
have a fabulous tutorial if your time allows!
only {TEN} more days!!!

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Friday, December 14, 2012

A Visit from {SANTA}

it all happened so fast!

one minute the door opened and there was a

then masyn played him a song on the piano
and they each took turns sitting on his lap.
{except rose, who clung tightly to my arm}

and then off he went, as quickly as he came.
wishing us a merry christmas and in a hurry to get back to the north pole...

and speaking of the north pole...
i thought i'd share these really cute and really yummy cupcakes!

i used betty crockers cherry chip mix and her fluffy white frosting.
sprinkled with clear sprinkles.
stick a peppermint stick in the center, pipe frosting on top
and use a red gobstopper to top it off.

you can go here, to download the tags,
they are really easy and well received!

{EleVeN} days to go!!!

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Scents

and a great gift idea!
i found this on pinterest {of course}
it originated here {a great blog}
and packaged it up with martha stewarts gift boxes
that i found at michaels.
{i added the greenery and red bow}

simply package together
one whole orange, 2-3 cinnamon sticks halved, 1/2 cup cranberries,
{one} Tbls. cloves and sprinkles of nutmeg.

you might want to add a tag that instructs your friends to
quarter the orange & add a cup of water
after each use, put it into a jar and re-use each day.
it should last quite awhile.
mine has and i LOVE it!

make many, everyone deserves the smell of christmas!

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