Monday, December 22, 2014


 Christmas Girly Party

Keelie hosted her annual Christmas "Girls Only" party last night. All of us PJ-wearing girls look forward to this event so much. She has been doing this since almost the first year she and Justin married. Jenna drove up after work. Lisa and baby Anja got to come this year for the first time. Keelie prepared a delicious menu as always! We did a fun gift exchange/stealing game. We always leave blessed by the fun we have enjoyed with family and friends. And... we leave with a plate of cookies! 


Glory was so thrilled to get to hold Anja.


  Lisa, Marilyn, and baby Anja


Wednesday, December 17, 2014


37 Years!

Then.....


And now...


So blessed!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

White Chocolate Party Mix

I just needed something quick for a Christmas thingy. Let me say....this stuff is addictive!

*5 cups Cheerios
*5 cups Corn Chex
*2 cups salted peanuts
*1 lb. M & Ms
*1 package  (10 oz) mini pretzels

Now some recipes call for 2 packages (12 oz each) white baking chips.

I just melted one package white bark instead.

It's light and sweet. Did I mention it's irresistible?



Saturday, December 13, 2014

Our Final Advent Activity  -- Movie

Justin and Keelie returned from their anniversary trip late last night. (Based on lots of photos, I think they had a great time in Philly and NYC.) Last night was also the last  "advent activity" that we got to do with Jonah and Glory. I enjoyed all of them as much as the kiddos. 


Tonight's was.....


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Advent Activities  -- Jesus's Cake & Bingo

Justin and Keelie are still on their anniversary trip. Therefore, we are continuing doing Jonah and Glory's  "advent activity" each afternoon. I think I'm enjoying it as much as they are. 

Yesterday's was...




Today's was...


Papa even played! (I think he just wanted some M&M's.)