We hope you had a day filled with joy!
|We made cookie dough and froze them to pass out to the neighbors to bake at their leisure. |
The girls hand delivered them to each house all by themselves along with our family Christmas card.
They thought it was so much fun! How sweet is that?!
|Last year I made an Advent calander and each day we have a little activity. |
A favorite was making Cinnamon ornaments! So cute and easy, and my house smelled fantastic!
|We have an elf. His name is Mike.|
Mike likes to move around and hide each night, and the girls find great joy in searching for him each morning!
|We continue to enjoy our bedtime stories. |
"... Jingle was a good dog!"
Actually, we weren't really dazzled... long drive for a few lighted floats.
We asked the girls if they had fun on the way home and Lila said "eh,... not really. i didn't even get any candy!"
I mean, really... what's a parade without candy ;)
|Lila had her little Preschool program at church.|
She's my firstborn, and this was the first time she was involved in anything like this.
It melted this mama's heart! How cute are a dozen 4-5 year olds singing songs?!
|We've played in the snow! Our snowman is already gone away... but the girls had so much fun!|
Clearly the dogs enjoyed it too! We had to rebuild Frosty about 4 times due to over-excited houds running into him! Ha!
|We hosted the first of 3 Holiday events at our home last Sunday. I have decided I really like having family in my home at this time of year! It was fun having Ryan's family there and the kids excitement is a joy!|
(i have no idea why Ryan is making that face, and yes... I realize I'm wearing a tiara, but Lila got it as a gift and thought it would look beautiful on me... okey dokey)
|And lastly, I've cried. |
The events of last Friday are weighing heavy on my heart.
Last night I went to check on Lila before going to bed myself and when I touched her little
hand, it grasped mine... just like a baby does. In her sleep, she still responded to my touch.
I fell asleep last night with tears on my pillow.
So many families will be hurting this Christmas, even with their angels safe now
in Heaven, it's going to be brutal for those left behind.
I'm so grateful for those precious little moments that warm my heart. My girls are two of my
greatest blessings and I will try each day a little harder to treat them as such!