Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012 hard to believe it is the year 2012....this past year so many highs for our sweet family.
1. Birth of Ryder Jacob in October
2. Daddy's Knee Surgery
3. Mason started Kindergarten
4. Lots of family came to Charlotte to visit
5. Ryder has overcome so many health scares
6. Mason is adjusting well to his adhd medication
7. Carissa has come out of her little shell and is quite the personality
So many things that have blessed us this year....we are so lucky...heres to another great year of health, happiness, family, friends and blessings beyond belief!!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Our Christmas Blessings

Christmas morning is always such a great reminder of all of life's blessings....happy,healthy children, amazing friends and family, a warm home and happy hearts.....the kids woke up to so many fun surprises left by Santa.....Mason loved his Ninja Legos, Dr. Dreadful Zombie Barf Lab, Hot Wheels Sky Jump and Lego Skull Watch...Carissa loved her baby that poops, her Leapfrog Ipad, the cozy coupe shopping cart and twinkle toes shoes.....Ryder also got some super boxes of diapers, a few new sleepers and some musical keys......we can't wait until christmas dinner with grandma Icenbice and being able to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus....Merry Christmas to All!!!! We sure have had another great year to be thankful for!!!!

Gingerbread Villages with Grandma Icenbice

The kids had alot of fun Christmas eve making a gingerbread village with Grandma. They definately ate more candy and icing than what made it on the houses but they sure had a great time. The village turned out so cute and they will love eating them after christmas dinner:)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Cookies for Santa 2011

The kids bid a final farwell to our friend Max the Elf who will be making one last journey to see Santa and have also prepared a plate of tasty cookies for the big guy in red. It wouldn't be the same if these little kiddies did not try out some of the goodies we have prepared for Santa. Luckily, mommy has made so many cookies this year that we have some to spare....they even picked out some of GaGa's super cool gingerbread cookies. After a fun night seing the McAdensville Lights....the children are nestled all snug in their beds.....waiting for Santa to visit and preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus tomorrow....Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

5th Annual Galbraith Cookie Exchange

Cookie Parties are so much fun and I love having all my friends over to enjoy some yummy appetizers and wine before the holidays. We had so many great cookies, everyone took home some huge platters to share with family and friends. This year GaGa made some amazing gingerbread cookies and I made sugar cookies, peanut butter blossoms, gingersnaps, chocolate dipped pretzels and candy filled hearts, all with the help of my best little helper, Carissa. Mason and Cari did a great job opening all the hershey kisses and candy canes too. GaGa also made the cutest cookie bake sign ever to hang in the cookie exchange room!!! All the girls made some amazing cookies to share and I loved visiting with them...can't believe this is already the 5th party in this house with many more to come:)