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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Holiday Wrap-Up

     Happy Holidays Ya'll!!

We had such a wonderful Christmas! I hope you all did as well! We did several things during the holiday season to celebrate and spend special time with the kids and family! One of our favorite things to do during the holidays is to make a gingerbread something. Sometimes we make just general little houses, towns, or we have even done the train. This year we did a regular Gingerbread House with Willy Wonka Candies! It was a good one and with good candy! Our daughter fell asleep and at 5 years old, she is already like a teenager and refused to get up so my husband and son decorated, I supervised ;)

        Every year since I was a child there has been a Christmas parade in our small town. This year we went with our children and my sister in law and nephew. The kids really enjoyed it because we pulled the truck over, they were able to stand up and see and the kids didn't have to worry about anyone being in any ones way. The kids saw people they knew and kids they go to school with.  It was so much fun and really made me appreciate and be thankful to live in a smaller town.

     Some very special people Wed during this holiday season! It was such a beautiful wedding. They were married on 12-12-2012 @ 12:12 ! Perfect Day & Time!  I really want to renew my vows with Justin. We got married at 19 and 18 and we had never been on any type of vacation together or spent any time just us, as adults. We had our son at 18 and 17, so we chose to have a small wedding at the court house, and take pictures. Then we went on our honeymoon to (one of our FAVORITE places) Disney World! However now that were getting older I do want to renew our vows and have a renewal ceremony, and reception with our closest friends and family! We have grown so much in the 7 years we have been married, I think that may be something we consider in the future :) But back to topic! I want to say a special Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Kennington!!

    A family celebration that may not be celebrated as much anymore, is going to ride around and look at Christmas lights as a family! We went twice this year! There were not that many house that really decorated like there once was say 10-15 years ago. However, we did find a couple of amazing houses and even a street that had dancing lights! It was beautiful! Do you and your family ride around and look at Christmas lights? Are there a lot places that decorate in your town?

     Of course during the holidays, there is going to be baking going on! I spent a day preparing cookie dough, baking cupcakes, and making chocolate peanut candies. We usually do a cookie swap every year, but we were unable to get together this year, However, I needed to bake and I am still baking and have cookie dough in the freezer! What is your favorite holiday recipes? Please Share! We love trying new recipes  I will be adding our peanut chocolate candies and were going to make some more peanut butter balls too, so I will add them as well!!

My uncle came in to town this year for Christmas! He usually comes in during Thanksgiving and skypes us at Christmas ( thankful for technology!- it makes our long distance family loser)We went to ZooLights at the local zoo in the area. the kids have always enjoyed going to the zoo and it makes the holidays even more special to view the lights. Its also a nice way for the zoo to raise money during the winter season, and not to mention the beautiful lights! 

     Christmas Eve this year we did at my moms and had breakfast, and of course Christmas Day was spent here at the house. I hope you and your had a very Merry Christmas and all the best wishes to you and yours through the New Year!!

Happy 2013! Hope you join us for an amazing year!! Thank you for everything you have already giving us just by visiting!

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