This year the boys made some cute little packages of Snowman Soup for some of their friends and neighbors. As part of our Christmas preparations we tried to focus more on giving and doing for others like Jesus did, then the presents that they would receive on Christmas.
After washing our hands :), we let the boys stuff their little bags full of marshmallows, a candy cane, a packet of hot chocolate and a few Hersey Kisses. Tommy was MORE then generous with his bags!! We wrapped them up, tied on a recipe for Snowman Soup, and delivered them through out the neighborhood or gave them to friends when we saw them.
It was a fun project that the kids could have a lot of control in and a great family project of giving to others! Something we will certainly do next year!
Trent also made some of our famous candy cane bark for his boss and co-workers. He really went all out this year and experimented with different chocolates and what combination went well together etc. I believe that he settled on a dark chocolate base, then white chocolate and crushed candy canes on top. I have to say that I LOVE working in the kitchen with my husband and we seem to do a lot more of it during the holidays!!
Life seems to be flying by, especially since having the guys! Everyday they say or do something that just tugs at our heart, amazes us or even brings us(me) to tears! We want to remember it all!! We want to remember all the fun we had, all the messy fingers, and yes, even the hard times! God has truly blessed us with a wonderful family, amazing children, and each other! How grateful are we!? So here goes trying "remember"!