Thursday, January 28, 2010
Check back later to see which of these neat ideas we were able to use in our celebration. God bless.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
A friend of ours from college, Jeremy, also was able to drop by and eat dinner with us at the hotel. Jeremy introduced Dear Hubby and I while we were at college. Thanks Jeremy! We love you.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
If anyone is interested in knowing my secret to doing these kind of cakes it is the use of a stencil. I make my own stencils from old coloring books. The key is to try to pick a character or picture that has a rather simple outline. You then just need to cut it out and use a toothpick to trace the outline into the cake. Once you do that it is just a matter of "coloring" your picture with the right color of frosting.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
We celebrated our fourth and fifth Christmas over the New Year weekend. Dear Hubby's half-sister and her family visited. The kids were able to play with their cousins all day. Everyone had a great time visiting, sharing a meal, and exchanging gifts. Though, they only live two hours away, it is hard to get everyone together as often as we'd like.
That same evening Grandpa Buck and Grandma Mary came to visit, too. Like always, the kids were spoiled with way too many presents (or at least this mom think so because I have to keep track of every one's stuff e.i. pick them up, search for missing pieces, referee over toy fights, etc.)
Though, I am sure the kids think otherwise. The kids were very grateful for all the attention and time they were able to spend with Grandpa Buck and Grandma Mary. An added bonus to the weekend was that the grandparents were able to spend the night and then go with us to the Home Depot kids' workshop. Our kids were able to put together and make wooden block calendars. When we finally made it home after lunch, everyone was excited to paint them. That is what the kids are doing in the third picture.
On Sunday we celebrated Epiphany. Dear Hubby blessed the house with blessed chalked as the rest of the family all stood outside to pray with him. Afterwards, we attended a neighboring homeschooling family's Epiphany party. Dear Hubby and I played the role of Mary and Joseph, while little Eli acted as baby Jesus. I think Elias played the part rather well. He looked really cute all wrapped up in swaddling clothes. The Magi made their appearance and brought us some nifty gifts. There were quite a few kids there and I know they all loved playing with one another. I think mine like singing the Christmas carols the best. We are so blessed to have such wonderful neighbors.