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!


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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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