Monday, December 28, 2009

Gingerbread houses

more gingerbread

"Grammy's" Tradition

Each year, a few weeks before Christmas, I take all my grandchildren for a weekend together with Grammy. We traditionally bake and frost cookies for them to take home as well as they get to make a present for mommy and daddy. I also give them each a Christmas ornament so that by the time they are grown, they will have their own ornament collection to hang on their own trees. The weekend presents their mommies and daddies with plenty of time to go shopping and take care of whatever else they need to do in a kid free environment. I tell them that they cannot call their children on this particular weekend, because just like they need some "kid free" time, the kids need some "mommy and daddy free" time as well, plus this is my weekend to spoil them as much as I want! hehe. This year, I felt they were pretty much big enough to do some gingerbread houses. The results are below. We had a great time baking, frosting, decorating, playing in the snow, drinking hot chocolate and just spending time together. I love my grandkids!

More presents

Christmas Presents

I really had a blast being creative and making my Christmas gifts this year. I am so hooked on my cricut, but truthfully, it saved me soooooo much money! Hope you all had as wonderful of a Christmas as my family and I did. Wishing you many blessings in the coming New Year!

more presents

more Christmas presents

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I have tons of new stuff to upload, but alas, it will have to wait until after the holiday as they are all Christmas presents and you just never know when one of your grown, adult, children will want to check out mom's blog, so until after Christmas, I won't be posting any pics.

Merry Christmas to you all and hope you all have a very wonderful New Year that is filled with all things, good, fun and crafty!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Awesome blog hop and EXCELLENT blog candy!

Don't miss out on your chance to win a very awesome prize package at the Character Cafe's Blog Hop. You can find it here, You won't be sorry I promise! The new images are just cute as a button! Check it out~