Sunday, December 21, 2014

2014 Daily December 21--Christmas Ball

In between all the crazy of December life--basketball games, Christmas concerts, parties, etc, Miss E had a Christmas Ball at school. 
Here she is with her friends before.  All dressed up and ready to go.

Always have to get a funny picture :)

This is her friend she has known since they were born.  Thought she looked super cute!  She had a fun time.  

Saturday, December 20, 2014

2014 Daily December 20--Christmas Concert #4

Last Christmas concert was this week.  
It involved these two cute girls in their high school choir and show choir.

Miss A sang a solo of Silent Night in German and did an amazing job!  These are the girls with the regular choir.

Then they have their show choir.

They did an awesome job too.  Love music.  Love Christmas music.  Have enjoyed all the Christmas concerts, but it is also nice to have them over :)

Friday, December 19, 2014

2014 Daily December 19--Candy sleighs

Last Christmas we were blessed to have my sister, her husband and 2 boys spend Christmas with us.  As we were getting things ready Christmas eve my brother-in-law pulls out these candy sleighs that he had made for each of the kids. I thought they were so impressive!  Easy to make and super cute!  Take a look. . .
Supplies needed:  2 candy canes, 1 large Kit Kat, 10 mini candy bars, tape, double sided tape, glitter tape and bow

He taped the candy canes to the bottom of a kit kat.  Then he used double sided tape to attach the mini candy bars in rows on top of the kit kat.

This is the top before he put the bow on. He went around it to "wrap" it with glitter tape which we found at Wal-mart for $.97 in their craft area.

A super cute, easy, candy sleigh.  Just stick a bow on top and ready for giving!  No cooking involved!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

2014 Daily December 18--Christmas concert #2

Christmas concert #2 of the season was the high school band concert. 
They were very impressive.

Miss A and Miss O are 2 of their 3 French horns. 

They worked hard and sounded great!

My three girls in high school and middle school have the same amazing band director.  This year they were also blessed with a great student teacher.  I am so grateful for wonderful teachers that bless my kids' lives!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2014 Daily December 17--Holiday Party Mix

One of my good friends sent me this recipe a few years ago, and my family loves it!  It is super easy and very adaptable to any holiday.  We made it with candy corn because we had some left over, but you can leave that out and adjust other ingredients.  The original recipe calls for Corn Pops, but we didn't have any when we made it this time, so we just put in more pretzels.  So it is a super flexible recipe.  Just try to keep the total amount of cups the same for the whole recipe.
It quickly disappears as it sits on the counter to cool. Enjoy!

Holiday Party Mix

1 bag microwave popcorn, popped
2 cups pretzels
1 cup M&M's
1 cup candy corn or omit and increase another ingredient by 1 cup
2 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 cup Corn Pops cereal

1 bag white chocolate chips (about 1 3/4 cups)
2 Tablespoons oil

*Mix dry ingredients in one large bowl.
*Melt chocolate chips and oil in microwave bowl for 1 minute and stir until smooth.  If not completely melted then do for 30 more seconds and stir until smooth.
*Pour chocolate over dry mix and stir until evenly coated and spread on wax paper to dry.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 Daily December 16--Mary did you know?

I think this is one of my all-time favorite Christmas songs.  Love this version of it!  Enjoy!

Monday, December 15, 2014

2014 Daily December 15--Blue Jeans Week 50

3 basketball games, 2 Christmas concerts, 2 Christmas parties and a little bit of everything else mixed in sums up our week.  It was a crazy, busy, but good week.  Take a look. . .
Super proud of my basketball girls.  Miss E in the white is finishing up her season this week.  Miss O in the blue is just starting her first high school season.  I thought it was cool they both ended up with the same #12!  They both work very hard on and off the court.  They are awesome!

Got up to the city today to finish up Christmas shopping and to have lunch with some girlfriends that I haven't seen in a really long time.  We used to live in the city almost 15 years ago, and these were some of my best friends there.  So fun to get together for a few hours and catch up!  

Miss E's last basketball game of the season.  She did awesome!  It was her first year to ever play, and she started on the A team every game.  Way to go Miss E!  Excited to see what her team does next year!

Christmas concert #2 of 4 for the season.  Tonight was the high school band Christmas concert.  There are 3 French horns in the band, and Miss A and Miss O are 2 of them.  They did an awesome job!

Christmas party #1 of the week.  Ben's work party--they did an ugly Christmas sweater party.  Loved it!  He is so blessed to work with great people!

Christmas concert #3 of 4.  This was the middle school Christmas concert.  Miss E plays in the regular band and then the jazz band.  Her jazz band was amazing!  She also found out she made it to state middle school band!  Way to go Miss E on the trombone!!!

Christmas Party #2 for the week.  This was our church Christmas party, and they did a little program and had the kids put on the Nativity.  Miss O was so excited she got to be Mary and have a real, live little baby for Baby Jesus.  She loved that!  I love her look in this shot.  She loves little kids and babies and was in heaven doing this!

Thanks for visiting!  Come back often!  I am doing daily December posting this month.  
Have a great one!