Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Things have been busy around here...and I have taken a break from blogging to get many things done in preparation from celebrating with our family. I'm not sure when I will be "back" so I wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family to yours! Now for a few special photos...

Sweet Brooke
The best gifts a mommy could ask for...

My friend Marybeth took these adorable pictures of the girls...I'm hoping Santa will bring me a nice camera one of these days. :O) Maybe next year...this year my Christmas money went to someone very special. I love this time of giving. The girls & I have really enjoyed giving to others this season. Brooke asked me this morning who she was going to give a gift to today. It just makes my heart melt that she thinks the presents under the tree are for other people! Tonight is our special family Christmas...I can't wait for the girls to finally receive their gifts tonight!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

18 month Update

I still have a hard time believing we have been blessed with twins. I look at these girls everyday and am so thankful for the joy they have brought to our lives! I have been given the amazing opportunity to watch them become their own little people...each with their own personality. They have a special little bond with each other...they look for each other when they wake up in the morning and do almost everything together. In a few blinks they will be 2...time is going by so quickly and I am trying to soak in these sweet moments with my "babies".

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chocolate Peppermint Crackles

I posted a link to this cookie recipe last year. Yesterday, I added a teaspoon of Peppermint extract to the batter and it turned this cookie (in my opinion) from amazing to "out of control". :O) Love that combination together. Make these TODAY!

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Giving Heart

This year I want my family to focus on giving to other people. We have everything that we NEED, and i want my girls to learn to be unselfish and give to others. I LOVE watching Brooke get something she really wants...but what I love more is watching her eyes light up and her excitement when she gives to someone else. I hope she doesn't lose this excitement...that she will be unselfish and that she would think of others before herself! I pray that I can be an example to her in that way!

December 1 - We took some baked goods to the Owasso fire station.

This morning we left a little goodie bag that we made together for our mail-lady!

Just tall enough to do it herself!

hoping to bring a smile on her face on a cold winter day! :O)

Acts 20:35
"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in the way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive."