Monday, December 17, 2012

This Weekend:

* Started out on a somber note as the news of Sandy Hook elementary school unfolded.
I found out WHILE I was in Carson's class, helping the kids make snow globes.
There are no words really.
Praying, praying, praying for those families affected.
So. So. Sad.

* We hosted party #1 of 2 parties this past weekend on Friday night.
We had all of my young women leaders and their spouses over for dinner, games and a white elephant gift exchange.

{Pictures to follow soon with all of the party details!}

We noshed on authentic mexican food ala my sweet and adorable cleaning lady Isabelle.
To die for: tamales, burritos, beans, rice, and then salads, homemade beef tauqitos, peppermint brownies and peppermint chocoalte trifle.

* The kids had the time of their lives that same night with a Christmas party and sleep-over at Grandma Marilyn's and Grandpa Scott's house.
They were treated to gingerbread houses, treats galore and PRESENTS! 
How lucky are THEY?
And how lucky were Joe and I to actually get a FULL NIGHT'S SLEEP with no interruptions in the middle of the night?!?

It. Was. Bliss.

* Saturday we prepped for party #2.
That party, we were joined with some of our very dearest friends...also known as our Recipe Club-ers.

We served Christmas breakfast for dinner and everyone came in their jammies.  
Games were played, white elephant gifts were exchanged and we laughed and laughed and laughed.  

I know I say it all the time but...we have been SO blessed with such great friends.  
Near and far.

* Churchey-church on Sunday.

* My sis and nephew came over for dinner {leftover tamales..Mmmmm} and chocolate chip cookies.

Needless to say...the kids were so exhausted from ALL of their fun this past weekend, they went RIGHT down to bed at 7:00 on Sundy night. 

And Joe and I weren't far behind.


  1. soo fun, I can't wait for pics!!!
    And what great grandparents!!!

  2. I think you meant to say the 2nd best group of friends ;)


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