We were lucky enough to have a rare White Christmas this year. It was absolutely beautiful all day. The snow started during our morning breakfast and continued all day getting thicker and thicker. Luckily the roads were not bad and family were able to travel back home safely.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Not sure what the official name of this easy chocolate treat is... but Payton has given them her own special name! She helped Mimi make these delicious treats for a family christmas gathering this weekend.
Line pretzels on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Put a rolo on each pretzel. Cook in oven at 350 for just about 3-4 mins (just until rolo starts to melt). Remove and add your topping. Treats will harden in just minutes. Enjoy!
Posted by The Brooks at 11:41 AM
Thursday, December 16, 2010
YAY! It finally came... I've been not-so-anxiously waiting for my bright orange box to show up and yesterday was the magic day! I was so excited and relieved to finally have them in my hands.
I love making cards, I love sending cards, I love receiving cards, I love seeing the different types of cards, I love the photo cards of families and friends, I love keeping the cards, I LOVE CARDS. So I guess you know what I'm doing today... in my free time, of course!
Posted by The Brooks at 9:40 AM
Monday, December 13, 2010
Happy Birthday to one of the coolest almost 6 year olds I know! We celebrated yesterday (a little early) because the 21st is just cutting it a little too close! But he comes away better in the end... usually we end up celebrating the big day twice!! He had a blast yesterday. He has waited so long for his big day to come around. I wish I could bottle up the energy and excitement he felt all day yesterday. It was literally like 'his feet were not touching the floor!'
Posted by The Brooks at 8:13 AM
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Candy Cane (our own personal elf) was one busy little elf last night! He got hungry for a snack so he decided to make the kids some Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. (recipe courtesy of Our St. John Family blog). The cookies turned out great... the kids have been loving waking up to find out what kind of mischief Candy Cane has been up to.
Posted by The Brooks at 11:08 AM
Saturday, December 4, 2010
We celebrated an early morning Breakfast with Santa at the local high school. It was a great event! We even met up with some friends. The kids had so much fun interacting with the characters, taking pictures with Santa and listening to a story from Mrs. Claus. A great start to the weekend!
Posted by The Brooks at 10:23 AM
Friday, December 3, 2010
Just a few snapshots around our house... I started decorating really early this year (like 2nd weekend in Nov) but I think I have changed or added something everyday. It's a never ending process with me. I guess that is how I accumulate so much Christmas decor. I still have a few ideas in the back of my head I want to try.
Posted by The Brooks at 10:34 AM
Thursday, December 2, 2010
We headed to our local Bass Pro Shop last night to see Santa. They have a wonderful Santa's Workshop section and it's super kid-friendly. There are lots of things to color, make, play, etc. The kids had a blast looking at all the animals and following the fun foottracks on the floor.
Posted by The Brooks at 12:03 PM