Well we didn't get to all of our activities this year...but I figured that would probably be the case. (: We got sick right before Christmas so that last few days just didn't happen.
We did manage to put together our neighbor gifts.
I wanted to do something the kids could put together so we got oven mits and stuffed them with a cookie mix and a wooden spoon.
They LOVED putting them together and passing them out!
They were really disappointed more people weren't home but we did pass them out during the day on a weekday. We will have to plan better next year. (:
We made snowman pizza.
It was definitely kid-approved! They have asked for this no less than 100 times since then.
We built a gingerbread house. This ended up being a disaster. This was the night that the sickness was starting but I just thought I was tired. I had bought this gingerbread village kit thinking it was going to be easy...except that it was all broke (probably because it fell off of our counter). I tried to icing them together anyway but every time I got one house done...another one would fall apart again.
So I just busted out the graham crackers. The kids enjoyed eating the candy and putting it on the house.
And sneaking some frosting.
TaDa! Once again, we loved our Christmas Countdown. Next year I am going to add gift wrapping and address Christmas cards and rest as days on our countdown so I am not trying to do that plus another activity. I absolutely love the Christmas season and all the sweet memories we make during that time of year...all while celebrating the birth of Jesus! (:
I snagged Matt up out of the dating pool and we got married 8 1/2 years ago! He is an amazing husband to me and awesome father to our two little ones. We are just a couple of Christian people trying to get closer to God, reflect Him better, and raise our children in His Word and His Way!! We are loving every minute of this busy/fun/blessed life!
This little princess is a mixture of sweet and sassy! She keeps us laughing with practically every word that comes out of her mouth. She can melt your heart with a smile and a giggle and then turn right around and keep you on your toes with some mischeviousness! Her facial expressions give away her every thought and we just couldn't love her more (but somehow tomorrow we will)!
This is our boy with the magic smile! He is a perfect mixture of sweet and snugglie and ALL boy. He is laid-back like his Daddy and full of energy like his sister. He is happy climbing and dancing or curled up reading a book with Mommy. He is always learning some new trick and we can't wait to see what he is going to do and say next!
My handsome man and I have been married for 7 years. We are the extremely blessed parents of Lilly and Reid. This blog documents our lives, allows the grandparents and other family to see regular pictures of the little cuties, and helps friends and family stay in the know about us! Overall, we are simply a God-loving family of four!