We are in recovery mode around here.
The house is almost put back together but I still have not taken my tree down, which is unfortunately on today's agenda.
Now it's time for a
I got so busy that I was unable to post some of my favorite pictures.
WARNING: This post is LONG and has TONS of pictures. :)
We had a GREAT time visiting Southern Lights.
It is a horse park that is all lit up with lights and festivities during the Christmas season.
You drive through and tune your radio station to the park's own station where lively, upbeat Christmas instrumental music is playing.
Of course, each of you is sipping on your favorite hot cocoa (mine and the girls' was a fun concoction of hot cocoa, french vanilla, and marshmallows to make s'mores).
There was tons of snow and it made it that much better.
The horse park had tons of things going on inside the visitor center.
This was one of many, very cool train exhibits set up.
There were also many, very cool dollhouse exhibits displayed.
Can you believe they even had a petting zoo?
We started the day with yummy lunch at Chick Fil a
We made so many special memories at the horse park.
We were so thankful for a good day of family fun.
We ended our special day with a warm meal of comfort food at good 'ol Cracker Barrel.
This was the Christmas Program at church.
The kids sang "Happy Birthday Jesus".
Megan had a little dance recital.
It was so cute.
Here she is all decked out and ready to go. :)
She did such a good job.
She is shy but she turns on when she is dancing.
Believe it or not, this is the first time Kacie Beth has ever sat on Santa's lap (except when she was a baby) or ever talked to him.
Megan sat on his lap one day at Wal-Mart earlier this month only so she could go home and
rub Kacie's nose in it tell Kacie all about it.
Megan gave Kacie the courage to do it this time.
She was bound and determined. :)
I was so sad we didn't get to finish the cake.
This is usually one of the girls' favorite things to do at Christmas.
Let's just say I discovered some little worms in the flour long after the cake was in the oven and after the cookies were mixed.
Has that ever happened to you, the worms I mean?
I'd heard of it, but never seen it happen before.
We were pressed for time as it was, so we never got to finish our baking.
But here is Megan lookin' all cute with her still damp hair while she's mixin'.
Matching Christmas jammies.
Kacie was worried all day that her Christmas jammies were all too small.
Here they are when they first discovered it.
It is the queen of all dollhouses.
I seriously have never seen one quite this large.
It is up to my eyes and I think it is perfect for my girls, since they are both very tall for their age (their Daddy is 6'5).
It had the coolest furniture with it.
Check it out.
We got the girls the CUTEST Crocs ever.
I'm normally not a real "blingy" person, but I love blingy Crocs.
You know, Crocs and bling just don't go together and I think that's why these are so cute.
They looked like someone just ripped them right off Minnie Mouse's feet.
They also got a gift certificate to their favorite book store.
Kacie calls it "Paradise".
I LOVE that she loves books.
Here are my coasters I have seen others make in blogland.
I LOVE them.
And they are fun to make.
I'll add a better picture later.
Everyone I gave them to LOVED them.
And they're cheap cheap.
Thanks for anyone that was brave enough to endure this entire post.
I hope that each of you had a very Merry Christmas!!
Thank you so much for supporting me and my blogging this year.
It has been fun and I am so glad I started.
Thanks to all of my friends that I have made.
I look forward to all the new ideas I will discover and all the new friends I will make this year!!