I'm joining in the fun and linking up to InstaFriday at Life Rearranged
The Let's Go Activity Pack winner is
Now on to the photos. I used the Hipstamatic app for most of the photos and the Instagram app for a few.
The boys helped me prepare the pecan pie for Thanksgiving.
We used my grandmother's recipe. I wrote about Mama Winnie's pecan pie last year here.
We celebrate Thanksgiving with Mark's family on Friday instead of Thursday. The pecan pie and rolls are my contribution to the meal. Mark and I woke up at 5:30a.m. to set out the rolls so they could rise. Here are 90 Rhodes yeast dinner rolls. They completely cover our kitchen!
After we came home for the Mark's parents Ben fell asleep in the floor. He was exhausted from having so much fun with his cousins. Poor little guy missed his nap, but he didn't care because he was busy playing.
My boys love the brostache app.
We took advantage of a few days off at Thanksgiving to run some errands. Will had fun waiting for our car to get serviced. I'm so glad our dealership has fun toys to occupy the kiddos.
The last day of school before the Thanksgiving break we had a baby shower for a sweet teacher at our school. She's expecting a little girl and this is her first baby. These photos are for my dear aunt who has given me almost all of the pieces in my milk glass collection. We've been waiting for two years to have an occasion to use the milk glass. Jourdan's baby shower was the perfect event.
Here's a shot with the tissue paper pom poms.
Keep in mind this is our teachers' workroom so it was a challenge to make it pretty for a baby shower. We did our best to make it pretty and pink.
Christmastime is here!
You know I love Peppermint Bark Ghirardellli!
Candy canes remind me of my grandmother who is 88. She was very poor growing up and treasured simple things like candy and fresh fruit. They often went without that and it was a treat given at Christmas. When I see these it reminds me that I have so much and to be thankful for it. Simple things, right?
We took the boys to see Santa. I'll have an entire post about that in a few days.
There's a giant snow globe that you walk through before you seen Santa. My boys are mesmerized by the falling snow. I am too!
Our Christmas tree is up! We even have some gifts wrapped and under the tree.