Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gingerbread fun and a holiday/vacation break :-)

My whirlwind is not slowing down, so I just wanted to touch base before the holidays arrive. The other day I was able to volunteer at Kathleen's school making Gingerbread houses. I dressed her up before we left in her little snowman dress.

Their candy selection was out of this world for decorating! LOL But at least these were not for eating :-)

Kathleen had a grand time decorating!

She had so much icing and candy on it her walls started sliding down... :-)

A masterpiece! These were displayed in the school library and I got to bring hers home today.
I love these moments I get to spend with my girls. Wouldn't change it for anything.

At Kathleen's dance school they sponsor local children for the holidays and we purchased several wish gifts for a little girl diagnosed with brain cancer. They don't expect her to have another Christmas and she is 6 years old. Just breaks my heart and every day I give thanks for the health and happiness of my children. I am so very thankful to have the blessing of staying home and raising them, for the riches we have in our love is worth far more to me than anything else.

I Want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful, healthy, happy New Year! I'm going on a little break until after we come home from Disney as I just need to get so much done before we leave on Christmas. :-) I will have lots to catch up on when we get back. Lots and lots of pictures to share! I will visit and catch up with all of you in January! :-)

Wishing you all many, many blessings this holiday season!!!


12-2010 Last Christmas..... We will be missing you so much these year our faithful Sally dog...


Sweet Tea said...

I think it should be a mandate that all we girls have a Snowman Dress like Kathleen's! How cute would we all be?!! Loved it. Tell Mickey "Hello".
Travel safely and have a Merry Christmas!

Mark said...

Have a very Merry Christmas, Friend.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Jill,

Gingerbread houses are so much fun to decorate ;) :) K. looks fab in her dress and your tree is decorated beautifully. Happy CHRISTmas to you and your family :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Kerri said...

I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful time at Disney!!

Heather said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, my new blog friend!

McVal said...

And that is so sad about that little girl! I'll pray for her.
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Cherie said...

She is an adorable girl and looks so cute and Christmassy in her snowman dress!!
What fun to make gingerbread houses as a class and what a great mom you are to volunteer to help!!

The whirlwind doesn't seem to end till the day is here does it!

Have a Merry Christmas!!

Julie said...

Have a very Merry Christmas my friend. Blessings to you and yours.

Victorian1885 said...

May the magic & wonder of the Season amaze you.. Merry Christmas to you & your Family!


Karen said...

Merry Christmas Jill.. so sorry it has been so long since I have stopped by to say hello..but if you visit me you will see why.. it looks like you and your family had a blessed christmas.. Yeah!!!! so glad you are doing well and smiling as always..luv to ya again real soon

Anonymous said...

I never have made a gingerbread house that looks like so much fun, safe travels to you and family :o)

Camille said...

I'm sure you are having a wonderful time away with your precious family! ENJOY!!!

Happiest of New Years to you Jill!

Many Blessings,

Anonymous said...

Hi Jill,
I've yet to post the pics of Savannah's Gingerbread house. What fun?
I love Kathleen's cute lil dress. I still cherish dressing Savannah in lil dresses.

Hope your Christmas was a beautiful one.


Jessa Irene said...

Such a pretty tree, and photo of your little one. We have made those gingerbread houses, lots of fun :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

A Primitive Homestead said...

Wishing you & your family a Happy New Year. Blessings!