Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pre-Christmas Activities

Playing in the snow
Hanging with Grandma
Gingerbread house construction
Seeing the lights

Texas Christmas

Our Christmas in pictures!

A ride around Frisco Square on a makeshift trainGetting the courage to get in the Santa line, but no closer than 5 feet away
"Texas Christmas" morning a week early at home

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thanksgiving 10

The week before Thanksgiving, Aunt Katie came to visit since she had a job interview in Irving. She got the job! So she is going to be a close neighbor.I have been waiting for Helaman to upload his phone pics to post the Thanksgiving pictures but I may as well just write about it in the meantime. It was great! The day before we left for Houston, Helaman decided he wanted to smoke a turkey this year. So he went to the store and bought a smoker. The next day we drove to Houston with it still boxed up in the car. He got up early to put it in the smoker, and by Thanksgiving afternoon it was a beaut, and one of the best tasting turkeys I've tasted. Thanks H! We also had fun with the fam making a 4 course pizza meal together, hanging out at the park, sharing our talents during Variety Night and admiring new baby Clark.

I did not get into Black Friday this year. Like last year, I felt like the retailers didn't really put forth the doorbusters and loss leaders that I rely on for a great early morning shopping outing. Maybe next year!

Charlotte had a ton of fun with her Grandma B. Here they are in coordinating outfits. Grandma made the dress.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

November Supper Club

November was my month to host Supper Club with my partner Angela. A group of 12 girls from the ward get together each month for delicious food creations and uninterrupted adult conversation. It was a lot of fun to prepare, but it will be even more fun for the next few months when I am not in charge and can just enjoy it!
My china got its second use in 7 years!

Appetizer: Cheese & Artichoke Bites
Soup Course: Tomato Basil
Prosciutto Chicken Paachi
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Pool Party

The girls have been enjoying our fall weather. Olivia loves to sit in her pool outside (amazing idea) and watch Charlotte drive her car around the patio.
Charlotte recently inherited a yellow skirt from her friend Julia. This was a few weeks ago; she has yet to take it off. Yesterday I asked her to step outside and tell me if she thought she would be warm enough to go to the store. She changed into pants for the store, but the minute we got home the skirt came out again.
For playgroup we went to the Heard Museum in Allen. They have a pretty impressive dinosaur display. I love Charlotte's pose here.