Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas is just around the corner!

We have been surrounded by gingerbread houses lately. I'm the gingerbread specialist for our ward at church. The last couple of Thursdays we have decorated houses at the church. I made 18 graham cracker houses for the primary kids to decorate. It took a few nights but it was so much fun to watch them decorate them. Ours where the first gingerbread houses at the trail center, I left them there when we set up last Saturday. This past Thursday we had the adults/families decorate houses. It wasn't a huge turn out but we had fun. I'm hoping there are a few families that decorated house of their own at home. Last night I decorated my house. I wish my camera let me up load pictures so I could show you guys how it turned out. We dropped it off at the trail center at 8:30 last night, the gingerbread display starts today. Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters
3215 State St
Omaha, NE 68112

Free admission. Open daily, 9 to 9. Visitor’s Center and Museum depicts the 1846-1860 migration of 90,000 pioneers to the Rocky Mountains. Displays include full sized log cabin, covered wagon, oxen and handcart. Optional guided tours. Nov 21st-Jan 1st Gingerbread Display.

When we were done dropping off the gingerbread houses, David, Leo and I went for a drive. Leo can finally see the Christmas lights from his car seat and likes to point at them and say, "See it"
Bayless Park in Council Bluffs had a ton of lights up already. Leo couldn't stay in his seat anymore he wanted to see the lights up close. So we stopped and took a walk through the park. He was so cute pointing at the lights and running around the squirrel statues. To bad I didn't have my camera. David and I talked about how great it is to be able to just stop and enjoy something like the park. We are trying to make more family memories instead of getting caught up in the rat race that life seems to be as of late. It also helps that Leo is a little older and we don't have to hibernate quite as much this winter. I'm so glad we were able to get him both the regular flu and the H1N1 vaccine. We are looking forward to the holidays and Traveling to Iowa for Turkey day.

1 comment:

  1. We are going to miss a little bit of the "stop and smell the roses" times while Bart works whenever this holiday season, but we will do the best we can :) Kudos for taking the time to do just that.