Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Card Shower

This weekend we are celebrating my grandmother's (my mom's mother) 90th birthday!  We are having a family get together at my aunt's house to celebrate.  I have been so blessed growing up and knowing both sets of grandparents and even two of my great-grandparents and I am very thankful for that!  Happy Birthday Grandmother!

To honor her at her birthday we are hosting a greeting card shower!  Grandmother loves receiving mail, if you wish to share in the fun please send birthday greetings to:

Charlene Kincheloe Webb
P.O. Box 82
Smiths Grove, KY  42171
Thank You

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!

to all
to all
good night!!!

I love when he falls asleep this way:)

I couldn't resist showing this picture of the girls--who kept me up until 4:30 in the morning! UGGHH!!  I finally went to bed and they stayed up in the living room looking @ what all Santa had left.  I don't know when he had the time to stop since they never went to sleep, they were so excited:)  So on the way home from Grandma's this was how they were in the car by 7:00 Christmas night! HA!  I packed some PJ's with us so they could go ahead and have them on for the car ride home.  We had so much fun with both of our families, more pictures to come.  Tomorrow we plan on taking down the tree and cleaning up around here--Have a good rest of the weekend everyone:)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tales of Christmas Past

I was looking through some old pictures and found that the past 3 Christmas's we have attempted to take a picture of the grandkids in front of Nana and Pop's tree.  There are 8 grandchildren and their ages are from 15 down to 2, it is getting harder and harder to have everyone cooperate.  I can't wait to see how it turns out this year! HA!

2006 The sweet little girls

2006 Handsome little boys

2007 The whole gang

2008 as good as we could get of the whole gang:)
*notice my sister trying to get my nephew to stay in the picture--oh what fun!!
Hopefully we will get another picture for 2009
Merry Christmas!

Here is 2009--no time for a picture it was time to open the gifts!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Blog Award

My blogger friend Crystal, has sent me my first blogger award!  I am so tickled that she thought of me:) 

Thank you Crystal!!!
Now I am going to tag 5 other blogs with this award so here goes:)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What's in the mail?

When I went to get the mail today I found this........

My mom has given me a gift subscription to this magazine and I LOVE IT!
This is something she usually does for me and my sisters and it is so nice to get something in the mail:)

She has also given us this one a few years ago......

She said that everytime we come to her house we always look at her Southern Living magazines and sometimes we may have even taken one home to borrow:) HA!
Thanks mom for the "gifts in the mail"--- love getting my magazines and recipes!!
Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Cookies

No-Bake Orange Ball Cookies, or Frozen Orange Ball Cookies is an old sweet southern recipe that my mom used to make when I was younger.  I have not had these for a long time and found the recipe in the  December 2006 issue of Kentucky Monthly magazine. 

No-Bake Orange Coconut Balls

1 stick butter or margarine
16-ounce box powdered sugar
6-ounce can orange juice concentrate, thawed
12-ounce box vanilla wafers, finely crushed
14-ounce package sweetened coconut

Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, mixing well.  Add juice and wafers and mix again.  Pinch off small amounts and roll into balls the size of a dime.  Roll the balls in the coconut and place in a covered container.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  This recipe also freezes well.  I have also seen a version of this recipe to add 1 cup of chopped pecans.  Makes about 3 dozen.

Mix Ingredients well.

Your hands will get sticky, but these are deliciously YUMMY!
It is also easy for the kids to help if you don't mind them getting messy:)
When we were growing up, mom would keep them in the freezer and we would sneak and get a few! HA!

Kelly over @ Kelly's Korner is hosting Show us your life--Christmas Cookies, take a peak @ her blog and enjoy all the YUMMY recipes!
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Door Tour


Lianna @ Growing Our Own Garden is hosting her 2nd Annual Christmas Door Tour, so I have decided to participate:)

Please excuse the front door that needs painting HA!  This will go on the to-do list!  A few weeks ago my dear husband was hanging the icicle lights, and I worked on the front door!  (Thank you to my mom for getting this new great ribbon for all our wreaths)  LOVE IT!!  I used a lot of stuff we already had and went with a red/white theme!  I just spray painted a grapevine wreath white added red/white ribbon and I already had the santa.  The sticks I found in our backyard and spray painted them white!  We have wreaths on all the windows and at night you can see the tree through the side lights of the door.

Here is how it looks from further out!  Although it is simple I love how it turned out--we also have wooden candy canes along the sidewalk leading to the front door.

I made this around 4 years ago and it is hanging on the side door!  I had seen another version of this in Southern Living magazine and thought it would be so easy!  Just buy small, medium, and larger grapevine wreaths and attach together with floral wire!  I spray painted it white and added one on my old scarfs!  He will hang out until Spring:)

*P.S. Sorry about the picture--I had to run outside and take it tonight and it is freezing here!  Brrrrrrr!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ornament Swap

This past week Erin @ Kentucky Newlyweds hosted an ornament swap!  I was so glad to come across this post on her blog and decided to join in on the fun!  There were several bloggers who participated and once we were assigned a partner we just exchanged emails and addresses!  It was so fun to get a package in the mail, my girls even thought it was fun:)  My partner happened to be Erin herself--here is a picture of what she sent to me

I LOVE this ornament and can't wait to do this again, maybe next year:)

If you get a chance check out Kentucky Newlyweds and see the ornament I sent to Erin! 

P.S.  I have been so behind with blogging, I need to try and catch up---Nate our 4 year old has had strep throat so it has not been to fun here the last few days.