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Friday, December 31, 2010

Marshmallow fun!

We dipped marshmallows in chocolate and lots of different things...and handed them out to the neighbors with hot chocolate.

Christmas Decor at the Bull House

 11 grandkids and Mimi and Papaw stockings
 The most expensive Hallmark ornament we've bought, because Matthew broke the little skater off this summer!!!

 Outside decor

 Icicles to remind us we are not in Russia anymore!
Solar powered snowmen...line the walkway...Mimi decorates just so nicely!

My First Giveaway!!! Instant Manicure--Winner--Shooting Stars Mag!!

Here it goes...My First Giveaway ever--inspired by my blog friend Jen!  Happy New Year!!!  I plan to  give away a few of my favorite things in my here's one of them and it smells yummy!!

Chocolate Indulgence White Chocolate Peppermint Instant Manicure

Soften and moisturize hands and cuticles with natural oils and amino acids. The fragrance of sweet white chocolate and peppermint will help you relax. Net weight 8 oz...full size jar.

To be entered, leave a comment, your New Year's hope, resolution, goal or a scripture for your 2011.

You can leave up to three comments.

If you post this giveaway on your blog, let me know and I will give you two entries for that!

...I will choose a winner with a random number generator and let the winner know by email or facebook, if you are a part of FB.  If you are uncomfortable leaving your email, you can email me on my profile page.  You can find my profile page by going to the About Me section on the blog.  I am so excited about My NEW YEAR GIVEAWAY!!!!!  Winner will be chosen on January 5th---Wednesday in the later part of the day!!  I am unavailable from the 10th-18th, so I am hoping to mail this right away.  If I cannot contact you til after the 18th, I'll just mail it then.
If you are a missionary reading this blog...and win...just send me your stateside address...and you will look forward to it when on furlough:)!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pathway's Christmas Party

Julie invited us to her church's Christmas party, so John and I and his parents went and had a great Christmassy time!

A Christmas Park adventure!

 a train ride for the kiddos

My parent's subdivision did a Christmas in the Park event...and we were down that weekend because John was hanging their lights.  Mark was too busy playing for Santa though...but my girls wanted to wait in line just to sit with Santa...yep, they all "know", but they think it's fun.

Time with Mary Claire

My parents came to Longview for Melissa's Birthday and they brought my brother's youngest --Mary Claire, with them.  We had a great time enjoying her spunkiness!

Thanksgiving at Aunt Mary's

With all the family coming to Arkansas from all around, Aunt Mary(John's side) sets up the garage for the eating area and food area in addition to the inside of her house.  The kids and the big kids(that's us) sit out here!
Julie and I did the turkey's with the kids and I did a Russian cookie too!

Holiday Tables in November

Brenda's(my mother in law) church does an event called Holiday Tables--where ladies group together and decorate and cook for their table then the church chows down!  Our table was behind Melissa and Matthew...but for some reason I must not have an individual photo of it.  All the ladies at our table dressed in black and white and wore top hats...for a Ritzy table effect!

Melissa's 9th Birthday! November 19th

I had fun decorating for her Tinker Bell Tea Party!

Chocolate covered strawberries...with coconut, toffee, chocolate chips and plain just chocolate!
Lady bug cookies!