Thursday, February 23, 2017

Makenna Nicole is 12 Years Old!


Back in the day, having a baby due shortly after the first of the year was an extra blessing.  
You know that let-down after Christmas?  
Not a thing when you are awaiting the arrival of a precious baby!
But now . . . now I just get to look forward to little girls who just keep getting older ~ 
two in the first two months of the year.  
That is too much for this mama heart.

Alas, here we are.
Miss Makenna is 12 years old today.








































~ Makenna ~ 

* You are the wittiest child!
You always have been.
The things that come out of your mouth, still never cease to amaze me.
I always say that I need to devote an entire blog to your musings.

* You are fiercely truthful and faithful.
You hold tight to what is right.
And you have no tolerance for injustice.

*You are a wonderful teacher.
You love to nurture and watch others grow.

*You are super crafty!
You have unlimited patience when it comes to learning something new.
And you try, try again if it's a skill worth learning to you.

*You are probably the most like your mama out of all of your sisters.
People don't always get our quirky ways.
But that's okay.

*You can get your feelings hurt very easily,
but you put so much energy and effort into loving others.

*You bring us so much joy each and every day.

Happy 12th Birthday, Makenna Nicole!



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Friday, January 27, 2017

Happy 8th Birthday, Kameryn Faith

Oh man.
How can it be that my itty bitty Kameryn Faith is 8 years old today?

Kam's birth is so finely etched into my memory because the whole experience was such an adventure.
I got two whole weeks in the hospital, just waiting for little miss to arrive,
{Or rather, praying that she stay put}
before she graced us with her presence, six weeks early.
A mere 6 pounds ~ she completely changed our lives forever.
















Kameryn Faith you:

*Are a bright light to all who know you.
Your smile is infectious, and you love to have fun.

*You love to organize and plan.
You want to be a baker when you grow up,
but I could totally see you being a party planner.
Nothing makes you happier than planning fun for others.

*You are a nurturer.
You're always in tune to others' feelings.

*You LOVE babies.
You always have.  
As a baby, yourself, you would get so excited whenever another baby was around.

*Your most-used saying:
"This is the BEST day ever!"
Whether we're at Disneyland or taking the car for an oil change,
you ALWAYS find the good in every situation, and help the rest of us to do so as well :)

Happy Happy Birthday, Miss Kam!
We love you to the moon!!


Kam's Birthdays through the Years:



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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ringing In The New Year!


It is no secret that I am anxious to wave goodbye to 2016!

If you're like me, and surrounded by littles on New Year's Eve
{my favorite place to be!},
you'll love these super easy, kid-friendly, party treats.




Jello Dessert Cups:
We pick up "fancy" champagne glasses at the Dollar Store.
Make up your favorite flavor of Jello, but instead of using the full amount of water, replace 1/2 with Sprite or Ginger Ale.
Pour into cups, let set, and decorate with whipped cream and sprinkles.





Remember Oreo Cakesters??  
I can't find them anymore, but they were delish!
I melted white chocolate chips, and dipped the cakesters in the melted chocolate.
Then decorate with sprinkles and more frosting.

You could change it up a bit with any hostess dessert :)


My girls love these Orangesicles.
Contrary to what the photo would have you believe, there is no actual orange in it.
I fill a glass with ice, splash in a small amount of cream or half and half, then fill the rest of the way with orange soda.  Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.



More of these delicious Jello Dessert Cups!




Pepperoni and Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Bites.


This year we will be making super yummy individual layered dip cups &
turkey, bacon, cheddar, and chive roll ups!

I'd better get busy!



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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016 ~ Week 3

Shortly after my last post, it started snowing.
And snowing.
And snowing.

And that causes a lot of excitement around here, 
because the last time we got a snow like this was years ago!

So, what did we do for our Countdown week 3???



We bundled up and went sledding.



And we pretty much stayed in the fluffy, white stuff the whole time it stuck around.



Which was several days!







Now it's gone :(

And we're hustling our bustle to get last minute things done before Christmas Day.
Only three days away. Holy smokes!

What do you still have left to do?



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