Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wrapping Up 2012...Welcome 2013!

I am finally getting around to posting a few pictures from December (so many to edit, so little time!)...
The twins had fun at Chasity's awesome birthday party:
The kids (Evan, Natalie, and Cecilia) played and won a lot of basketball games:
I am dying over Natalie's expression, as she watches Cecilia take a free throw shot:
I went the kiddos' Christmas program (can't believe it's Evan's last year there...):
I took the kids to the skating rink with their church youth group:
 
 
Over the weekend, the big kids were gone (grandparents and friends' houses), so I took the little ones to see some christmas lights:
 
And our church's drive-thru Nativity scenes:
 
I saw an idea on Pinterest, and wanted to try it, so I made fruit trees for the kids' class Christmas parties:
 
I made sweets to give out to family (yummm....peanut butter balls!):
 
We did another Pinterest recipe, Bacon Explosion (not recommended for the faint of heart or anyone with cholesterol problems- but soooo good!):
 
 
We enjoyed Christmas with the family (I have tons of pictures of this, but I will just share one that sums up the spirit of the season for me):
We left out cookies and milk for Santa:
 
Here is a favorite of my tree:
 
It actually snowed on Christmas night, and the day after Christmas I was able to take this photo:
 
We were pretty low-key and relaxed for the days following Christmas, and welcomed the New Year at home with the twins and a Storage Wars marathon. And toasted 2013 with sparkling glass of champagne:
 
I enjoy the chance to pull out our crystal champagne flutes from our wedding and use them once or twice a year!

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good month! Hope your 2013 goes as well!

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    1. Thanks! I hope yours does, as well!

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  2. How fun to see the month in review. Sounds like it was hectic and busy and wonderful.

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    1. Thank you! And yes, it seems December is always that way!

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  3. Some great pictures, love the one of the kids in the chair. And those little snowmen on a stick (at the party) are cute. I might steal that idea if I have to do a winter theme party.

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    1. ThankS! I do think that birthday party that the girls went to was so cute!

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  4. What a great set of pictures - your tree was absolutely beautiful and the snow on berries shot is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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