December 20, 2010

Birthdays and a Contest..or Two

Whew...It has been a busy week but I am so glad the kids are out of school for a couple of weeks. I enjoy them being home so much and getting to sleep in!! We celebrated my husband and my daughters birthday's yesterday and had so much fun. It's a tradition that the kids make gingerbread houses the day before the party and everyone gets to vote (anonymously) by number for which one they think was the most creative! This year the birthday girl WON! The winner gets a little moola and a ribbon that is handmade that says 1st place. It is so much fun to count the votes and watch them get excited!! I am so thankful they still think this is fun and plan to continue this for many years as the family grows.

This year my daughter wanted everyone to come dressed in a funny/tacky Christmas sweater. (I hope I don't offend anyone). We had so much fun watching everyone arrive and laughing at the outfits! Everyone participated and that made it even more FUN!! I have such wonderful family and always enjoy spending time with all of them! Do you have any crazy/fun traditions??

Today for her "real" birthday (she turned 20 on the 20th) she, I, her maid of honor and her mom went to Panera Bread (yummy!) for lunch and saw a movie afterwards. We talked a lot of wedding stuff (she is also getting married in a few months) and had a fun visit! I love girl time!! Her birthday usually ends up being a whole weekend celebration...kinda like mine :) Maybe that's a girl thing??


The winner!! She added a little cherry pie on the was so creative!


Happy 20th sweet girl!!

Loving the Christmas vest and sweatshirts...soo much fun!

I am ready for Christmas! I want to thank you all for visiting my blog and wish you and your family the most blessed Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ!! I love you all!

1 comment:

  1. what a fun tradition!!

    have such a very merry christmas!