Monday, December 19, 2011

Oh what FUN!...

We have been having SO much fun!

EARLY Christmas at Papa & MiMi's

Last weekend we drove down to Papa & MiMi's house for an early Christmas celebration.

MiMi had lots of fun crafts lined up for my sweet girl.
Life size ginger bread house that the kids could play in & color.

We had a traditional dinner.... Honey Baked Ham, zucchini casserole, party potatoes, cranberry sauce, & rolls.

All followed by this DELICIOUS mocha chocolate cake (COSTCO).

I had made the cranberry sauce previously that week & it was such a gorgeous color in the jars. My mom made some amazing candied nuts & spicy nuts. I had to keep my distance, they were so addicting!
Every year my parents (my Mom) fill each of our stockings with lots a fun little goodies. We didn't use the actual stockings this year, but it was the same idea. I always get so excited to see what treats I got.
We exchanged gifts :)


Reagan is still thoroughly enjoying ballet. She is so adorable in her pink tutu leotard!!

Cookie exchange, ginger bread house decorating, snowman soup, & kids book swap with Mommy Group

 I made holiday M&M cookies for the swap

Christmas presents for Reagan's preschool teachers

I ordered apple note card sets from personalized with each teachers name
I then added a Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint foaming hand sanitizer soap to each one.
Added some wrapping topped off with one of our Christmas cards & VOILA!
Celebrating Baby Jesus' birthday at Reagan's preschool


My great Granpa Joe passed away (making that my kiddoes GREAT GREAT grandpa).
So we drove down to my parents house Thursday night & Friday morning made the rest of the trip down to LA for the funeral.

We stopped and ate lunch at a place dear to my heart, Black Cow Cafe. This is where Braden flew down & asked my Dad if he could marry me. And, when I was in college I would often meet my Dad there on Thursday nights for dinner.


We went to my parents downtown to have lunch, photos taken with Santa & a family sleigh ride.

Looking forward to enjoying this last week right before Christmas :)

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