Saturday, December 10, 2011

My New Favorite Cookie

White Chocolate Mint Cookies....yummy!  The kids weren't a fan, but I sure was (Vinnie too).  So I modified a few things and used a different extract than the recipe calls for, but they turned out mmmm mmmm good.   There were Andes mint chips in them.  For those of you who didn't know (and why would you really?), that is my favorite chocolate.  My mom gets me a bag every year for my stocking.  Funny thing is, I can make that bag last for close to a year.  Hard for Vince to understand.  He eats his stocking stuffer (turtles) in a month or less.

My dad's oatmeal cranberry cookies are still a strong second...

Happy Baking this holiday season!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Micah

Last weekend we visited Charlotte to celebrate Micah's 6th birthday.  We always have a good time together and the kids enjoy playing together so much.  It's truly a blessing to have a cousin so close in age.  I have a feeling they will always be very close.  The photos are from Ella Walker (photographer for hire!).  She is amazing and I happen to think she had some good subjects to work with.  More photos from the party on her blog linked from mine.  Enjoy!

Happy Birthday, Micah.  We love you bunches!!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pajama Day & Picture Day

The holiday spirit was in full swing this morning before school.  Davis' class earned pajama day at school for good behavior so he sported his Christmas pajamas.  They can bring robes, slippers and even stuffed animals!  We all have matching pajamas for Christmas morning.  Cheesy, I know, but it will make for a cute Christmas morning photo.

It was picture day for Hanna today at Primrose.  This dress was one of three cute holiday dresses my mom got her from the thrift store she volunteers at once a week.  I don't think these dresses have even been worn.  She finds some good stuff and having her there to skim the best stuff off the top for the kids has its advantages.

Two cute kids, we sure are blessed!

Photo disclaimer:  in a rush to get to school (like every morning) so a camera phone photo was the best I could do in a pinch.  :-)

Here is a picture of the PJ set I ordered for the family.  Cute I know!  I did not however order a set for Seis.  I think he'll be okay.