Every year we celebrate
New Year's with my family.
It has become quite the tradition!
It is also my parents anniversary!
Happy 30th Anniversary Mom & Dad!
We eat too much,
probably drink too much
and call everyone we know at midnight
to sing "Auld Lang Syne"
in a brutally drunken manner.
Such a fun night!
Happy New Year!
Part 2 of our Christmas holiday.
We got to Regina today,
the boys went ice fishing and then
we enjoyed some family time
aka Jay's New Year Party!
He is working on New Year's Eve
so he had to celebrate tonight.
(Cierra got that adorable hat
from my sister and her bf.
They brought it back form the
Domiican for her.
She had to wear it in the picture!)
Our company left this morning
and we worked hard to get all of our
decorations cleaned up
and the laundry done as we will be heading out
to celebrate Christmas/New Year's with
Thanks to the other 3 family members,
this job only took a couple
I had time to sit and put my feet up
after we were done!
I had leftover gingerbread dough
so I decided to find a
template and make each of
my children a
They had a blast!
Ashley's house looked like a
wild party had taken place and
the gummie bears were going to be
Great job on your houses!
Have I mentioned how much I
I have had the kids making some pretty
awesome crafts for Christmas
These ones turned out so good!
I have one more special craft,
that the kids and I have been
working very hard on,
that I can't display until after Christmas.
The children will be taking them home,
all wrapped up,
to put under their trees for their
mommies and daddies.
I am so excited!
If you haven't been on PINTEREST,
you really should give it a try!
Be careful though,
it can use up time very quickly!
Steve and I had the opportunity
to get our Christmas shopping
While we were running around
we had to stop to enjoy this..........
One of Santa's reindeer
was having lunch at the mall!
They really are
a beautiful animal!
If you haven't ever made these,
They are super easy and
If you store them in an airtight container,
they should keep smelling wonderful for a few years!
After we baked them we painted them with
The kids are excited to take them home
to hang on their trees.
Here's the recipe...
1 cup each cinnamon & applesauce
2 Tbsp each cloves, nutmeg & white glue
Mix all ingredients until they form dough. Knead until
you can form a dough ball.
Sprinkle cinnamon onto your surface to roll out the dough.
Use cookie cutters for your shapes. The holes are made with a straw.
Put dough on a cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees,
flipping over after an hour. These need to bake until they are hard.
It was a sad day today.
Ashley attended her very last
Kids Christmas Party.
We will miss going to them.
It was always a good excuse for us
to do something as a family.
We looked forward to going through the
Western Development Museum each year.
Maybe it will be something that we do
each year as a tradition.
That would be nice.
We will definitely have a
It has been snowing since Saturday
and it is supposed to keep
snowing for the rest of the day today too.
I may have to leave some of the shovelling
for Steve and Zach!
There is A LOT of snow out there!