North Pole Breakfast

Around here we don’t do Santa.. (SUE ME 😦 ) But we do have an annual North Pole Breakfast.. which simply means, we do all things Santa, snowmen, reindeer, ect… My kids look forward to it every year (as do I 🙂 This allow’s our Christmas Day to be filled with thoughts of Jesus’s Birthday. So TODAY (christmas eve) was our breakfast. I was up last night making the table and getting the kitchen ready for the morning so we would not delay and begin making breakfast right away.

A place setting for Levi

A place setting for Levi

With red & green pancakes made my superman, sausage, oranges, pineapple, reindeer mix, peppermint marshmallow’s, hot chocolate and OJ, it was a yummy start of Christmas Eve!

DSC06157Every year they get a little something from the ‘north’ one year it was sock’s, or mitten’s and this year we did their special ornaments.. because by chance their special ornaments was also their experience.. (we only do 2 gifts for each child and then they also get 1 day -experience with us-) This makes it more fun! And lets them know they are each special…  It started back in Nov with Superman.. who got this from me..

Superman's special day..

Superman’s special day..

Brother is going to Lego land.. HE Live, breaths lego's!

Brother is going to Lego land.. HE Live, and breaths lego’s!

Taco is getting the opportunity to ride on a horse.. or as he calls it "rodeo show'

Taco is getting the opportunity to ride on a horse.. or as he calls it “rodeo show’

Sister is only 2 so we are doing simple.. she loves smoothies so off to the smoothie place (she got an owl ornament with 'big sister on it')

Sister is only 2 so we are doing simple.. she loves smoothies so off to the smoothie place (she got an owl ornament with ‘big sister on it’)

And sweet Chickie did this the entire time!

And sweet Chickie did this the entire time!

 A few more pictures of us just having fun at our breakfast!!!

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Love this time of year.. and getting to make so many memories! Now for naps and then off to Church for Christmas Eve services!! YEAH!

Merry Christmas!

Jessica

DIY… this and that

For Christmas this past year i wanted to make a bunch of the gifts we gave.. although i wanted to do more i was able to do 5 or so really neat ones.. Thanks to good ol’ pinterest!

The first one i made was a scarf for my Sis n law…

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I used Fabric Juice i ordered off Amazon..(the tips were med..but i think i could have gone with wide) I wrote the verse

“she is clothed in strength  and dignity, she can laugh without fear of the future. Proverbs31:35”  I got the scarf at 5 & below… it was time consuming but i loved the end results!

The next thing i made was this:

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cake taker for Supermans Grandma… she makes the most AMAZING cakes (11 layer to be exact) and she needed a personalized carrier right??:)

(i sell the decals over on my site http://www.etsy.com/shop/Delightdesigns2 ) I loved the way it turned out..

I am watching two little girls 4 days a week so for their parents I made this:

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Each girl’s little foot .. i LOVED it.. Made one for me..yeah not as cute… (plate walmart $4.00, paint i had on hand.. Vinyl i sell in my shop.. custom order)

And lastly it was my in-laws 35 anniversary this year so as thier tag on their present i made this ornament..

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There is just something about a homemade christmas!!

(i did make a fort kit for my niece but i forgot to take a picture..:(

Did you make any fun christmas gifts??

~jessica