Saturday, January 25, 2014

A Month of Christmas Goodies

December was a month scattered with Christmas gatherings involving sweet yummies and treats. Here are a few pictures I snapped of some of the goodies we enjoyed. I can't capture on camera the fellowship in relationships, but food shots can help us remember the sweet times & tastes!

Annie made candy cane cupcakes for sewing class.

We attended a homeschool Christmas Party & Mom's Swap...A great time of passing on our unwanted items & bringing home some new things. I snagged clothing for almost everyone, a tin tea set for the sandbox, and several very nice books! 

The moms
The food
The party
The boys' gift exchange.
Riley passed on his slingshot & pocket knife and was thrilled to receive a bb pistol.

The crafting

A different homeschool group gathered to bake cookies for local public workers. We dipped and dipped and finally dumped pretzels in chocolate, and ended up with a lot of different goodies! We were able to tour the Fire Station and Police Station as we delivered. Fun and education combined!

Cardmaking for the deliveries
An evening Christmas party for the whole family.

Edible delectables
Entertaining stuffed singing animals
Elegant beverage dispenser

The girls & I made cinnamon rolls for our neighbors and our own Christmas breakfast.

And small loaves of wheat bread to put in Christmas boxes for the elderly that we caroled.

We enjoyed our time staying home for a relaxing holiday enabling us to go to a few local gatherings that we often miss because of traveling to be with out-of-state family. We did miss seeing our kinfolk, but are looking forward to making the trip to SC, VA, and OH this spring!


  1. It looks like you had a very fun and blessed Christmas season! I love food photos. They're fun to look at now, fun to look back at as memories and fun to take.

    The birthday parties look like lots of fun and special memories also! {I love to see bday cakes too.} :)

    1. Yes, Deborah, it's amazing to me how pretty and pleasant pictures make things appear on a post. I guess I don't usually think of getting out the camera when the pestering or meltdowns or mess-ups happen!