Sunday, December 30, 2012

Coming Soon!

This weekend I was informed that I was selected to join Mosaic Reviews. As this is a very new venture, I am not sure when the reviews will start but I will let you know when I know! Stay tuned for...

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Countdown to CHRISTmas ~ Days 22-24

Day 22 ~ We went to the Mesa, Arizona Temple Lights

Day 23 ~ We drove around town and looked at all the decorated houses

Day 24 ~ We made fudge, read The Night Before Christmas and the kids exchanged and opened their dollar store gifts.

Here is our gift to you:

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Countdown to CHRISTmas ~ Days 13-21

Day 13 ~ We made paper ornaments.

Day 14 ~ We made sugar cookie dough and went to our ward Christmas Party: A Night in Bethlehem.
It was a cold and rainy night!
The children singing Silent Night
Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus

Day 15 ~ We cut out and baked cookies.

Day 16 ~ We frosted the cookies and delivered them to some families that we know.

Day 17 ~ We made edible Christmas trees.

Day 18 ~ We watched The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Day 19 ~ We read more holiday books.

Day 20 ~ We made edible Nativities.
Monkey (and Daddy) made this Nativity
Ladybug's Nativity
Unicorn's Nativity

Day 21 ~ We gathered together some toys and clothes that we no longer need/use to give away.

And of course we are still doing 24 Days of Mormon Christmas!
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Countdown to CHRISTmas ~ Days 10-12

Day 10 Grandma, Papa Ron and Daddy took the kids to the Zoo Lights at Tucson's Reid Park Zoo.

Days 11 and 12 we read Christmas books 
(Olive the other Reindeer and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer).

We are also keeping up with 24 Days of Mormon Christmas!

They all found their favorite color tree at the Zoo Lights!

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Countdown to CHRISTmas ~ Days 6-9

The last few days have been a little crazy but we have still been counting down to CHRISTmas. 
We are still doing the 24 Days of Mormon Christmas and we have made snowflakes (I was too busy watching kids with scissors to snap any pictures), read books and spent time together. 
We are having to switch up our schedule a little bit and move our Mesa Temple Lights field trip to another night but, hey, that's life! ;) Tomorrow we will be heading to Reid Park Zoo in Tucson to see the zoo lights (because it is FREE for members 12/10 and 12/11) and we will do our Family Home Evening Lesson on Tuesday. I hope to have some photos for you tomorrow!
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Countdown to CHRISTmas ~ Day 5

24 Days of Mormon Christmas


Ornament Painting!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Countdown to CHRISTmas ~ Day 4

Today we mixed it up a little from our original plan. Instead of doing the edible Christmas Trees we did the Dollar Store Shopping because we were already out running errands.

Of course we still did the 24 Days of Mormon Christmas!

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Countdown to CHRISTmas ~ Day 3

We started with:

and then we made clay ornaments. The recipe was VERY simple and the clay was easy to work with. We will let the ornaments dry for a couple days and then paint them on Wednesday.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Countdown to CHRISTmas ~ Day 2

Today we did

and in about an hour we will sit down as a family and watch The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints First Presidency Christmas Devotional. You can watch live on BYU-TV or here.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Countdown to CHRISTmas ~ Day 1

We started by opening our Day 1 "gift". We read the letter inside and got started.

Today was Grinch Dinner and Movies Day.

Last night we made Who Pudding and today we made Who Hash, Grinch Cookies, Grinch Punch and Roast Beast (which you could either crock-pot a whole chicken or just snag a pre-cooked one from the grocery store like we did) and watched both versions of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas".
Our "Who" Feast

"Who Hash"

"Who Pudding"

"Grinch Punch"
"Grinch Cookies"

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