"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."
Ephesians 4:2

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Family, Baking, Fun

Sunday after church, Mackenzie's parents and 2 brothers, Cameron and Hayden came over to see our Christmas decorations. Grayson was snowboarding with this sweetie Rachelle, so he wasn't able to join us. First actually, we all went over to Cameron's to see his decorations. I didn't get any pictures. :( However, he did a really nice job decorating!

Everyone hung out for a bit and the guys played the Wii, while I showed Sharon some more updates on our home.

Afterward, Sharon, Eric and I all went back to their house. The other guys would catch up with us later. Sharon and I put on The Christmas Story and got to work baking!

We made 3 types of bark:

The first was a white chocolate with cinnamon candies

Second, was a Rocky Road - chocolate with peanuts, marshmellows, and raisins.

Third was a chocolate with pretzels.

We wrapped them up in cute Christmas plates she found at goodwill and planned on giving them to our friends and neighbors. The plate idea is neat - you buy the plates so cheap at goodwill or some other thrift store and then give them to your friends as gifts in addition to the candy.

It was so fun spending this time with Sharon. She was able to share some of her family traditions, like the bark and next year, I'm going to share some of the cookies my mom and sister and I made growing up! It's neat how we can share that with one another and teach each other new things. Side note: I do not like this picture of me! :) It's the only one that turned out though. I really need to trim those bangs soon! haha

Here's my funny husband trying to sneak just a little....

After the bark, we put together these cookie mixes

They are so fun and easy. You just add all the dry ingredients for the type of cookie you choose and then give the person who is receiving it a little recipe on what to add. It's so nice to have it all ready for them and so simple to put together!

Have a wonderful last few days before Christmas!

11 sweet comments:

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Everytime I read about Sharon, Kathi or now you I get tears in my eyes, happy tears not sad ones. Yes Avery loved singing she sang so loud, she enjoys singing she always is making up little songs. i wish I could afford singing lessons. I think being involved with the church is a blessing. I want my daughter to grow up loving God at a young age and making the right choices in life as you have:))) Merry Christmas

Jeff said...

All those treats look delicious- I am going to keep my eye out for nice plates at after Christmas sales to use for next year- love that idea!

Your picture is cute! and so is your green sweater ! :)

You have to watch I'ts a Wonderful Life- you will really like it!

Anonymous said...

Brittany - I commented using my husbands computer so I think it will show as Jeff commenting- but that is me- haha :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing those pictures with us. Those were some great ideas! And wonderful gifts to give to friends family and neighbors.
Pamela NE Ohio

Cottage Contessa said...

Wonderful post Brittany! You and Sharon are so blessed to have each other, and it sounds like you had a lovely day baking together. Great ideas you shared too! Wishing you and your family a truly magical Christmas sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Sweet Nothings said...

You're welcome Pamela! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!


Julieann said...

ohhh, I am going to have to try the pretzel and chocolate bark---everything looks so yummy.

Brittany, Merry Christmas!!!


Sharon said...

Good morning! Merry Christmas Eve! I had such an awesome day baking with you and spending the whole day with my whole family! It was such a blessing from the Lord. I especially loved baking the Christmas goodies with you, my sweet new daughter! I am posting about the same thing today! We will see you at church.

Love you!

P.S. I wanted to say that on yesterday's post, I loved that first picture of Mackenzie, he looks so cute!

Elena said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I plan on doing some baking today! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Sharon said...

Hey, I commented on this post this morning and it didn't show up....I wonder why? I know that I saw the message that said "comment saved, awaiting approval". Oh well. Any way, I said that I had such a fun day with you and all of the family! God really blessed us with such a great day! Thank you for helping in the kitchen, it was awesome. I can't wait to try your recipes next time. I blogged about the same thing today!

We will see you later at church! Love you sweetie!


Kristen said...

Oh it sounds like you are having a wonderful Christmas week! I made some peppermint park this year as well as Russian Tea Cakes, Buckeyes, and Sugar Cookies. We actually made them last night! It was a lot of fun! Tonight it is off to Christmas Eve Service and I still have a ton of wrapping to do!!!! YIKES!!!!

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