Tuesday, December 18, 2012

gumdrops and sprinkles and jellybeans, oh my!

Our friends, Julie & Thomas, graciously opened their home, and together with Julie's sister Amanda, hosted an adorable Gingerbread House Decorating Party on Saturday.

As I looked around the room at all the littles engrossed in their little houses, I couldn't help but think of all the families in Newtown who now have empty chairs once filled by loved ones. And so we continue to pray for healing, especially during this time of the year.
Preston getting a little help from his Daddy...
Say cheese!
{love the adorable aprons Amanda made for all the littles - thank you, Amanda!!}
Yummy treats and toasty hot cocoa...
Boys at work...
Yay, I'm so happy that Julie snapped one of me and my best girl!
The little pumpkin in her element! This little girl LoVEs helping in the kitchen, throw in sprinkles and icing and she's over the moon happy!
Hudson getting a little help from Lance.
Can I tell you how much I love that Lance is always there for the littles' activities??! Love!
Julie and her sweetie, Preston...
Layla was very serious with her decorating...
A little more of this, a little more of that...
♥ My sweet little pumpkin! ♥
Amelia putting on the finishing touches on her house...
Abram...what a cutie!
LoVE!
I didn't get a close-up of Parker {boo!} but he's right there on the right, getting some pointers from his artistic dad!  I love that so many dads were hands-on, helping their littles.  Fun times!
Grace with her masterpiece...
Love the little wreath and love the sleigh she worked so hard on!!
Hudson's masterpiece!
Boys sneaking treats...
Yup, that's my boy! 
Somewhere around the dozen mark, I lost count of how many powdered donuts Hudson ate...
The sweetest...Ava snuggled up with Cori. 
Her twin sister was being snuggled by another one of us!!  Preston's little sisters sure are cute!
Thank you for inviting us, Mrs. Julie & Mrs. Amanda!  We had the best time!!

XOXO,
Grace & Hudson
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3 comments:

Carrie77 said...

This is the best gingerbread decorating party I have ever seen... the trays of candy are overflowing! What fuN!!

Lindsey said...

One of my favorite qualities in a man is when he wants to do things with is kids!

Jessica said...

Awww...thanks, Carrie! My friends Julie & Amanda really outdid themselves!!

I'm 100% with you, Lindsey!! :)