Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It's Cookie Time!

Today was the day we have waited for! Julie truly makes the best sugar cookies and frosting in the universe. She brought over all the ingredients to Katie's house and single-handedly baked up a storm. We had trees, gingerbread boys, stockings and other Christmas shapes to frost. She brought different colored sprinkles, too! What fun we had!
Luka's favorite part was eating the cookies.
Fun to see these cousins so intent on their project. They had such a great time frosting the cookies together.
Cooper and Ava are really concentrating on making their cookies beautiful.
Even Auntie Becca joined in on the project.
Once again, the best part was eating the cookies!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Bridal Shower

We had a bridal shower for my niece, Nikki, tonight. It was so much fun to have the Harris cousins together as well as some of the Owens family close friends. The picture above is of the wonderful creme cheese torte we served as an appetizer. The ladies loved it! Katie made broccoli cheese soup and taco soup. This was served with an Olive Garden salad and rolls. We enjoyed this delicious meal with lots of girl talk. We also had cake on a stick! It was delicious. I have never had this unique dessert before. Don't you think they are so cute! Nikki received many beautiful gifts. She is very excited for her wedding in February. I haven't seen her for so long and it was good to have the girls together. Thanks to everyone that came and enjoyed this special celebration with Nikki.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

More Family Fun

Julie is catching a little nap with our cuddly sweet baby.
Nick is entertaining the children. They love him to pieces and don't give him a break at all!
We drove up to Richmond and visited with Rod's mom, brother and his family. Drew gave us our own private piano concert. He is amazing! We also had "Rabbit Noodle" soup. Jim and Nancy raise their own rabbits, and Nancy made home made noodles. It was very tasty! We got to stay with my sister, Janet, and her husband for a couple of nights, too! We love their hospitality and enjoy our visits with them. Thanks, everyone, for making us feel so welcome.

Cannon's blessing - a day of celebration!

What a wonderful day we have enjoyed. Cannon was blessed today and we got to be at church with all of the other family members there for the occasion.
This is a very special family.
Julie is here with my dear old Dad. Isn't he cute?
Dad and Donna. How glad I am to see you two.
Proud Momma and her Beautiful Baby Boy. How do you do it with 4 kids??
Rod and me in front of the Christmas Tree.