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Christmas Eve Tradition

Christmas probably holds the most traditions for our family. Christmas Eve is the night that we await all year long. I love prepping for this night. We cooked and cleaned all day, ate our big Christmas Eve dinner at 4:30pm. We enjoyed: Ham Green Beans with Bacon & Slivered Almonds Spinach salad with toasted pecans, […]
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Gingerbread houses & Frosting Recipe

Our elfie dropped off some graham crackers to use to make Gingerbread houses! Oh how we love to make gingerbread houses. We rummaged the whole house and found ANY candy we could. Oh yummy! We made an excellent frosting recipe: 2 egg whites 1/2 t cream of tartar 2 1/2 - 3 C powdered sugar […]
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Elfie strikes again...and again.

Elfie has been on a roll this last week. She is one mischieveious Elf! *We caught her trying to make Hot Cocoa and making a BIG mess! She stacked the cups up REALLY high to reach our cocoa cupboard. THEN she ripped open the marshmallows and they were everywhere, but she brought some cute snowman […]
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Shae turns 5

My December/Pearl Harbor baby turned 5 this last Wednesday. Yep he was born on December 7, 2006. We actually thought about going to see the Pearl Harbor memorial, but I think on the DAY would be hectic, so we'll save that for a field trip. ANYWAYS, On Family Party years we like to go somewhere […]
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Pic with Santa

Our annual Photo with Santa Its almost guaranteed that with as many kids as we have that one child is NOT looking at the Camera. Its surprising that most of the children that are looking are smiling. This Santa looks really close to the real figure. I liked him, he actually asked our children what […]
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Finding the Spirit of Christmas

I love getting into Christmas. I find that many things help me get into the Spirit of Christmas. Sights, Smells and Anticipation. The Sights at our house My favorite...of course is our red and green Christmas Tree. I love traditional Christmas colors. I love gold and red ornaments and bold green colors and white snowflakes. […]
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Elfie's tricks & treats

Our kids look forward to December 1st because of our regular visitor from the North Pole.  Elfie has been visiting us in the month of December for a few years now, she arrived back in 2007. Follow here adventures through the years.....sometimes she does the same thing EACH year: Elfie adventures 2007 Eflie strikes again […]
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Thanksgiving Thoughts & Crafts

I'm thankful for food! I'm thankful for arts & crafts. I'm thankful for children that keep me active. I love FALL, I think I miss this season the most from the mainland...and the first snowfall, but that could come in Fall too. Anyways. I don't have very many Thanksgiving decorations so this year I focused […]
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Poop in the Potty

Oh how the excitement of starting potty training has left me. Now I am in the midst of pee & poop accidents ALL over my house. BEWARE if you come and visit. Day 2 & 3 were a constant ME following Evee around trying to get her to pee or poop in the potty. Yesterday […]
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Christmas Gifts & potty training

So many weeks ago, lovely little Evee announced her "poo poo!" She tugged on her diaper as if it was sandpaper on her butt. So I took off her diaper and sure enough later she pooped...on the floor. I was excited that she was giving me signals and that soon she might be ready to […]
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Slap Bracelet Glasses

Do you remember slap bracelets...pure joy and entertainment and an accessory all in one! LOVE IT. My kids love it too, especially Jase. He rolled it up and put it on Evee...and voila! Slap Bracelet Glasses. And SHE is the only child that would keep it on for 5 minutes, she appreciates accessories.
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Fall Smoothie

Oh I love smoothies and living in Hawaii I have learned to make many different types of smoothies. But this time of year I want to make soups and pies and other FALL favorites. BUT when the weather is cold and then HOT you gotta find a cool treat for the hot bursts. OH the […]
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