Thursday, December 30, 2010

My favorite things from the month of December!

Ring In 2011 Blog Hop

Looking back on this month, it was crazy busy!    These are a few of my favorite things that happened this month.

First of all, our son celebrated his 6th birthday with a bowling party! As a family, we have found that we really enjoy bowling.  I am hoping that we will be able to do more this coming year.

Secondly, I won a family 4 pack of tickets to see the touring company for the Broadway musical CATS!  Ok, my husband wasn't terribly thrilled about this outing.   He isn't really a musical fan, but I am.   To get the kids ready for the performance, I read them poems for T.S. Elliots, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.   These are the poems that inspired the musical.   We also watched youtube clips of the musical.     The Old Gumbie Cat was their favorite.  

We were in the local Christmas Parade.   My work sponsored a float for the first time this year!   I think I was more excited about participating in the event then the kids were.   Of course, the day of the parade turned out to be one of the coldest days of  the month.    We were bundled up something to close to the kid in A Christmas Story.   Yep, that's kind of what we looked like, especially my little girl.

I was really hoping to get some great pictures of the parade from inside the parade, but that didn't happen.

We had a new Trader Joe's open in our community!  Which was exciting to me, but I was really excited when I found these giant gingerbread men there.

I knew the kids would love to decorate these.   I hope they have these every year!   We had so much fun decorating and eating the gingerbread men. 

Christmas was wonderful for our family this year, but along with all the presents and wonderful, something made Christmas extra special this year.  SNOW!   Living in the South, we never have snow for Christmas.   Where we live, the last White Christmas was in 1963. 


  1. What a great month you had! Thank you for linking up to ring in 2011 blog hop. I am your newest follower. Have a great new year.

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  4. Visiting from the blog hop.
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas and have the best 2011 ever.