Monday, January 4, 2010

Where have you been?

Oh my! It's been a long time since I posted! Well, here's a short glimpse into what I've been doing!

First, I went to a wonderful Women's Tea and Silent Auction put on by Brooke and her mom, Grandma Dot, that benefitted World Vision and won these:

I love that I can add a smiley face to this little guy with dry erase pens.
And I also received some red and white snowflaked platters and bowls. Love them!

Then, we did a snowman family night with the other Llanos family. Or did the family night come first and the tea come second? I can't remember. Anywhooooo....

Snowman soup:
My partner for many crimes against myself, my husband, my kids...
Complete with krispy treat snowmen for dessert.
We had breakfast with Santa:

Found out Santa visited our house and left letters for the two older boys:
Celebrated the first-ever birthday of our littlest little (who will soon be just our "little" because he is surpassing his sister in size):

Can you see the snowman cake balls on the right? Wish I had gotten a closer picture? Yeah, me too. :(My beautiful sister, Becky, with the red scarf that I covet like a mad woman! Oh, and she's holdin' my new one year old who has manage to develop a two-year old attitude!
The snowman cake says Happy Birthday Isaac around the back in case you were thinkin' I attempted to make orange ear muffs for him. I did not cause that would have been silly. Ahem.

My wonderful mom and world's best Nana:
The sweetest Grammy and Ya-ya ever:

Every one...and I mean every one played Mary and Joseph with Hannah. She would say, "I Mary. You Jofes." And no, that's not a typo. JO-FES. No joke. And I refuse to correct her. I hope she says that for the rest of her life.

Becky, once again. She looks like Mary, don't you think?"Away in a manger...." with Aunt Vicki.

I painted wooden spools for Becky and Brooke for Christmas. The other side has the city of Jerusalem and says "O Holy Night" but I couldn't get a picture to focus on that side.
Baked waaaaay too many sugar cookies (with the help of my own personal Santa elf, aka, Brooke):

And had the stockings ALL hung by the chimney with care...but when St. Nicholas came...well, he brought too much stuff for them and they ended up on the couch. Eh.

And the best thing of all: We celebrated the birth of when love came down. And there just aren't any pictures that do that justice.

I spent time with my family and left my cyber friends to fend for themselves. And no offense to all of you...but it felt good and right.

And now, let us all kiss 2o09 buh-bye:
And say:

Bring it on 2010!!!

Happy New Year!


  1. I will someday get to your sugar cookie decorating level! You were a busy little lady and your little man is growing up too fast. Happy New Year!

  2. I love it all. You were missed, but doing exactly what you should have been doing. :)

  3. So that's where you've been all this time! I've been looking all over for you!

    BTW, nice work. On everything.

  4. i love all of your snowman treats - rice crispie and cake and balls - all are awesome and your cookie decorating is crazy good :D

    looks like you've been busy living life and enjoying it :D

    happy new year to you :D

  5. Wow - you were busy! I think I am in this post, umm, one too many times! After yesterdays news, this was a very encouraging reminder of this special holiday that I love to you too!B;)

  6. I love all your homemade treats! You are one amazing & talented mama, that's for sure. I hope to have better cookie decorating skills one day. :) Happy New Year!

  7. I am glad to see your absence was spent living it up with your family. Wow you are sure packed a lot in. Thanks for your encouragement the other day. I really appreciate you taking time to relate and comment.

  8. Awesome!!!!!!! Except you really should ask if you can put no-so-super pics of me on here! *blush*

  9. What are you talking about Brookie? You look awesome!


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