Sunday, December 22, 2013

Mini Christmas Soiree

For weeks my Ella Bella has been asking if she could host a "Christmas Party" with some of her friends. Due to the CRAZiness of the season, I only consented if the "party" was on the very small size. 
So…she invited these three darling gals ~ Emory, Reese & her new friend who just moved here from Colorado, Talya. The girls worked on a Gingerbread House, that refused to stay upright. So - what does that mean? EAT IT!! yum yum
On to Wii Dance and then ending with a Christmas movie, some popcorn, and my famous Puppy Chow. Our Mini Christmas Soiree was small…but Sweet!
Our party favors were colorful scarves with printed note tags that read "A Neck Hug from Me to You. Merry Christmas! Love, Ella"

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Twinkies

These are two of the most precious girls I know!
My sweet niece Zoe, age 13 next to my darling daughter Abby, age 12
These two get along different, yet so much alike.
Zoe stayed the night and went to get dressed to go to church with us when Abby realized their Nana had gotten her the exact same red before we knew it, TWINKIES were in da house!
"Cousins from the beginning...Friends til the End!"

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

MF Christmas Brunch '13

Tuesday, December 3rd
Our Annual Mothers Fellowship Christmas Brunch
One of our new favorite MF Momma's, Christy T, made these delish Cinnamon Rolls out of biscuits - had to get a pic before they were devoured! ;-)
Me with my Esther Gene...and below with Becky and Amy, my table mates
Sweet Megan...always adds such nuggets to our group discussions each week
Becky, EG's g-daughter, sang "Silent Night" so beautifully
The Group 
(sadly missing several that day)
Pose Pic...absolutely LOVE this!! Sassy is good. ;-)
"Glory to God in the Highest" for blessing me with the honor of serving these women each week. Truly one of my greatest blessings and joys!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Wednesday, November 28th
Thanksgiving at Uncle Bob and Aunt Gayle's
G and Cal 
Owen and Brady bonding
Uncle Bob does his magic
Me and my Mimi
Abby wants in on the love...
Aunt Lynn and Chris and Karen came for the 1st time this year...
fun to have Libby there ~ her and Abby are both 7th Graders  
 Feast time!
 This pretty much sums up how we feel about T-Giving :-)
Thursday, November 28th, 2013
Nana and Grandad's Thanksgiving Breakfast
da Boyz
Jaxen hangs with da ladies
Ella admiring Nana's crystal figurine collection
Ella sporting an antique beaded hat for all to see
Decorating the Tree in between Feasts
(trying it in the dining room this year)
Oma and Grandpa's Thanksgiving
Fun to have Mimi at the King Table :-)
Uncle Kreston and Lil' Miss Cool
Owen and Grandpa sat snuggled in his chair all night...priceless
Circle Up....Game Time!
5 Fun Facts and The Name Game
"I will praise the Name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with Thanksgiving" 
Psalm 69:30