Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Funny Christmas Story

So leading up to Christmas I kept telling my kids what Christmas is really all about- not just presents, so don't expect very many- let's enjoy our family and remember that the true meaning of Christmas is about Jesus and what he did for us.....2 days before Christmas I finished wrapping presents in my room when I asked Spencer to come and help me carry them to the tree- she walks in and says...."What are you talkin' about Mama, this is going to be a great Christmas, look at all these presents!".....

Teaching them the true meaning......obviously a work in progress =o)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Cookies

Today the kids and I went over to the Fortenberry's house
to make Christmas cookies with their "cousins"
(these are their best friends here in Texas that have become like family)
All of the kids had a blast cutting, decorating and then eating their cookies.
They made gingerbread and sugar cookies- It was interesting to see
their different styles, some took their time and got the perfect amount
of frosting and sprinkles while others just slapped whatever on
and then shoved it in their mouth.
Spencer and Ireland were by far the professionals-
they each did a great job and their cookies turned out awesome!!

We are trying to do fun things together as much as possible this Christmas
rather than just run around like crazy and forgetting what this time of year
is really all about-
We are so thankful for all that we are blessed with,
including our wonderful family and friends....
Thank you for a wonderful day Fortenberry's, Amaya's and Thompson's-
We had a blast!!!

Here are a few of the cookies that Spencer decorated-
She made some pretty awesome cookies!!