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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... in January

One thing I love about blogging is that it is a scrapbook highlighting the happenings around here.

Like flipping through the pages of a photo album, from time to time one of us (and most often one of my girls) will be seated here in front of the computer scanning Victory Rd.'s posts.

In that moment I am thankful for the hours I've poured over posts, because I know that this little space in blogville is ultimately a gift I am giving to them.

With that in mind, you'll indulge me the next few posts as I "scrapbook" Christmas of 2013. 

Let's kick it off with a merry little gathering my only home schooler, Josie, and I whipped together-

A cookie/ornament exchange for Josie and her gal pals
 
The table
Decorating for a Christmas party is easy peasey. 
Especially when you have the cutest Christmas dishes EVER! 
For the first 6yrs of marriage my m.i.l. gifted me with two different Christmas plates with matching mugs.  I've since collected a few more, and have also continued the tradition for my sister, Toni. 
This Rudolph plate is my favorite.  I made it for my sis in 2002, using Josie's baby hands for antlers, and her tiny thumbs for holly berries.  At the time I couldn't afford to make one for myself.  A couple of years ago my sweet sister gifted it back to me.


 Games
20 questions-  ask questions to figure out what Christmas character is post-it'd on your back, and Christmas Picitonary.

Food
Thankfully, Josie chose a simple kid-friendly lunch 
of pizza, mini-croissant-dogs, chips, and
this "Oh Christmas Tree" veggie tray

Dessert  
 These little fellas

The ornament exchange

The cookies
(thank you at Maya for the extra lbs I put on eating your insanely delicious orange zest sugar cookies!) 
And the best part of all-
this girl!
Josie beamed
with hospitality and thoughtfulness as she blessed her friends 
this Christmas season. 

 Live in Peace,
 

4 comments:

The Every Day Extraordinary said...

Hope you know you inspire me. Loved the flash mob during the birthday blessing where important women breathed into her life...and love this idea. We are really trying to be more hospitable over here...family goal this year to invite people into our place and bless them. Another great idea for me to make my own version:)

{cuppakim} said...

this is my kind of party.
those orange zest cookies? tell me more, ASAP. or don't.
or do.
i don't know. i'm TORN!


i LOVE ornament exchanges. i LOVE cookie exchanges.

i LOVE guess who i am game.

your party looks so fun and festive.
time machine back to december so i can attend. :)

Simply Sara said...

josie is way cool.
so is her mama.

can i please be you when i grow up?

xo

Linda Z said...

You throw some pretty amazing parties!

Yesterday, I asked Jason if he was still in love with Josie, and he said, "Yep!" The kid's got it bad! :)