December 13, 2012

Weekend Plans

Well, we are right in the heart of it, aren't we? How can that be? I think it is all passing too I will suddenly blink and it will all be over. Well, let's just hold on and enjoy it while we can! This weekend is a busy Christmas one for our family...Friday night we will wrap our gifts for the loved ones in our lives. We do this as a family and we have a good system going. I always have the gifts organized...I know...big surprise there...and  Steve is the master wrapper. I swear he could get a job at the North Pole! The kids help with bows and tags and then I get them again to reorganize into bags and boxes for delivery or for mailing. We will have an easy dinner and then watch a movie to round out the night.

Saturday is our annual Family Baking Day! My mom usually comes up and we bake several kinds of cookies to share and to keep. Each of the kids picks a different kind to make and we spend the day measuring and mixing and sampling too! When we are all done we pack up some tins to deliver to a few special people in town. We always give a tin to the sweet older woman up the road who likes to have them with her tea, and a wonderful man who creates the most beautiful light display in his yard every year. I also plan on taking some to my dad's old roommate, Marshall. He has no grandchildren, so he adopted my children as his own! Dinner will be takeout pizza and then we will attend Mass at 7:30, where Rhett will be serving. He always looks forward to that!

Sunday we will travel a little to attend Steve's family Christmas. Steve is the youngest of seven, so there are quite a few of us. In fact, this year we are having the gathering at a hall and having it catered. Works for me! After the party, we will come home, unwind, and relax before beginning the last week before Christmas. Well... that is our busy family weekend. I hope yours is happy and jolly and cozy, whatever your plans may be!

Flynn was all smiles on our way to "Rhett's school" last week for Rhett's Christmas play.

We are enjoying our December cupcake delivery...the best one? Cookie dough!

Madison and Ryan all ready for The Snowball Dance last weekend.

They were all set to dance in their matching Converse!

Me and my did she grow up so quickly? : )

One of our special holiday bedtime snacks...white chocolate cocoa with peppermint oreos...yummm!


  1. White chocolate cocoa?? That's sounds delicious. I've never had that. I love that your family wraps presents together. Such sweet traditions you have. Enjoy your time together.

  2. A busy weekend indeed! Enjoy the time wrapping together. I'm the head wrapper in our house. Hubs will lend his finger to help tie the bows :) I've been teaching the kids how to wrap but some of them ... oh my! Way too much paper wasted and then I have to pull in the reigns. LOL Have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Sunday!

  3. sounds like a fun weekend for all of you...enjoy!! your photos are happy with beautiful smiles..lucky you!!
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    wishing you a delightful weekend!

  4. What a fun weekend! I love the idea of a baking day. Did i mention, I just love sweets! Have a great weekend!

  5. I love hearing about your weekends! Have fun baking tomorrow!!
    I love the picture of Madison and Ryan before their dance.


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