Friday, January 13

holiday | 2011 Holiday Recap

Since my Christmas tree is still up...(no laughing anyone)
I figured I could still get away with sharing with you my recap of our holidays...


• LOTS OF HOLIDAY BAKING • 
I'm so glad I caught these photos of Ella helping me sift powdered sugar one day...
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She got a  little carried away with spinning the handle...
making it an adorable photo to capture after she unexpectedly dusted herself...*wink*
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• ANNUAL COOKIE BAKING •
Our annual cookie baking was a HUGE success.
While the adults focused on making traditional cookies...
The kids had fun with their annual task of decorating the sugar cookies.
They are getting quite creative as they get older...
We had everything from a "baby elf", several melted snowmen and even a bearded gingerbread man...
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Things got even better when I broke out the "Disco Dust"...
Next thing I knew the girls were using it as eye shadow and lip gloss...
(I LOVED the look so much, I just may consider doing it for my next "GLAM" outing). *wink*
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ELF ON THE SHELF TRADITION BEGINS • 
This year, our family welcomed our sweet little adopted Elf named Stuart.
He surprised us each morning with a new,  precarious hiding place...
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• MINI ELF DONUTS •
Because he was such a funny little elf and added an extra element of magic to our holidays...
We decided to make him some mini Elf Donuts and left them with Santa's cookies and milk...
He must've loved them because they were all gobbled up when we awoke Christmas morning... *wink*
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I know the Christmas holidays have passed...
but I hope you've taken a minute to recap/document your own festivities of 2011.

Stay tuned for our:
"Family Wishes" Project

KEEPiNG iT REAL
I. am. soooooo behind...
on absolutely every aspect of my life right now!
Stay focused Jessica!
Just. stay. focused!  *wink*

4 comments:

Anonymous,  January 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM  

Ella looks just like you.

Lissa (Bellenza) January 16, 2012 at 7:11 AM  

I can just see your children looking back on these holiday traditions with a lot of laughter & fondness!

jess @ pen n' paperflowers January 17, 2012 at 10:46 PM  

Lissa (Bellenza)...I hope you are right. Sometimes it's easier to remember all of the things I wish I would've/should've done differently! Having Stuart join us this year for the holidays really was a lot of fun! Thanks for the comment - it's sincerely appreciated!

jess @ pen n' paperflowers January 17, 2012 at 10:48 PM  

Anonymous...I think Ella is pretty darn cute so I'm definitely taking that as a compliment! *wink* Hugs to you for leaving a comment!!

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