Saturday, January 29, 2011

Iced to Perfection

...just a few pics of our Christmas Cookie Baking Extravaganza.

Below is Josie's "J" cookie. For as long as I can remember my brother Brandon has called our little sister "Juice". It always is varied somewhat. We've heard "Juicey", "Juicer", and "J's" to just name a few. Bandon has graciously handed down the lovely nickname to Josie.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

2010 Christmas

My parents hosted the Francis Family Christmas this year. My dad is wearing my Grandpa's red sweater vest. Grandpa wore this sweater vest for every Christmas. I love seeing it...many memories of Grandpa are brought back.

This is our first snowfall. I would call it just a dusting, but Josie thought it was a huge amount.

This year I made a whole collection of Christmas trees to use as a count down to Christmas. Under each one I had a small piece of candy for Josie.
On Christmas day Josie got to lay Jesus in his crib. She was so upset that Jesus didn't have a birthday cake. Uncle Brandon and Aunt Jen gave her an Easy Bake Oven which was used to bake Jesus a cake. She was very particular about the sprinkles..."only boy colors, Mom. Jesus would not like pink or purple."