Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Friday, December 5, 2008

Fun Family Activities

We're really getting into the swing of Christmas festivities here at Mimi's Cottage. When the sweetpeas were here we did a little baking.
And we did a little crafting. Those snowpeople were so much fun we couldn't stop making them.
There was Christmas tree decorating, well the bottom half of the tree anyway.The mommy is very good at scrapbooking, paper crafting, and gift wrapping so while she was here I had her package some hyacinth vases I'm giving as gifts. Aren't they cute?

So we're moving into December and the calendar is already full. This year I'm going to enjoy every minute.

14 comments:

GRAMS said...

So much fun. I love the Hyacinth quote. My sweet mom used to always say "Hyacinths for the Soul" whenever she was buying or doing something just for fun. I've found myself saying it off and on and my girls kind of look at me funny. I will show them your post so they know I'm not the only one to use that phrase.
I'm going to Hobby Lobby today to get wrapping paper. Thanks for the hint. I've been tweaking my ceiling a little. I added some little cardinals and some snowflake lights on top of my hutch but I still want some stars so hopefully I can get them made today or tomorrow.
Have a great day. Janis

The Bentley Family said...

All of your crafts look so cute! I'm so glad you were able to spend some time with your family. It looks like you had lots of fun!

Bishop said...

Great post..love your glittery snow folks. I am also enjoying every minute. Arlene

Annie said...

We miss you all so much. The girls had such a good time. Thanks for a wonderful two weeks. We love you!

Kelli said...

Looks like lots of fun things are going on at your house! I wish I could try one of those cookies!
~Kelli

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh man those cookies look yummy!

Alison said...

What a creative daughter you have!! If only she could give some of that to me...

Can I just say that I LOVE sugar cookies and I find myself making up occasions so I can make them. My kids are to the ages now (same as the sweetpeas) that they love to get messy and help. Although, I think Ethan just likes to pretend he is making a cookie, but is really eating the dough. His dough seems to always disappear, without a single cookie on the baking sheet. Hmmm! Smart kid!

Happy Holidays! Your decorations look wonderful.

Dana of The Stone Rabbit said...

Oh, it looks like you and those precious "sweetpeas" had a ball! I so enjoyed this post--those cookies look so yummy and I am crazy about those snowmen!!

Loved your older postsl, too---I must go get that recipe for cin. rolls!!!

Hope your weekend is a great one! Dana http://thestonerabbit.typepad.com

kari and kijsa said...

Love, love the tag!! What a wonderful gift!!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

kari and kijsa said...

Love, love the tag, and the quotes!!! What a wonderful gift!!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Looks like you have been blessed through the holidays...inspite of being sick for 2 weeks. Thanks for sharing the fun you had with your family...you better get in the shop before Christmas is over!!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Every photo in this post was scrumptious, for reasons all their own. The new additions to your snowman family are delightful. : )

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Oh, I know you had a wonderful time with your sweet peas! The cookies are great, those are things the girls will always remember.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

what fun! Love the snow people. cherry