This week has been very busy. Jacinda celebrated her 10th birthday. We had pizza, played games, and did jib jab. The kids had a great time but I really think they liked playing in the ball pit the best. I am very surprised at all of the candy she received, however, I am glad they did not get her any of the items I got her for Christmas.
Speaking of Christmas, I got my shopping done a few weeks ago. Amazon is amazing.....I totally love it. Now I deal with kids changing their minds. It seems like each week they want something different for Christmas. It is nice they share, but nothing is changing.
I have been busy making lots of treats for the neighborhood. For the first time this year I made buttercream chocolates. It was a lot of fun making different flavors such as strawberry and orange. The only problem is that I can't keep my family from eating them. I have learned to make the candies and then freeze them immediately until it is time to compile the plates. People wonder how I can make the treats and not eat them. The secret is to make so many treats you get sick of them. So I made caramels, turtles, buttercreams, coconut mounds, truffles, and toffee. There is so much sugar it is repulsive.
The church has put out a great program this year, "He is the gift." What a great way to remember a loving Heavenly Father giving us his first born son, Jesus so that we can have everlasting life. The church has a sweet 3 minute clip worth watching to remind us that Jesus is the gift. We had an opportunity to see over 100 nativity sets and drive around the Bountiful temple. There is a lovely display of of Jesus' birth from Luke chapter 2. It is a combination of scriptures and beautiful paintings. It is a great family tradition.
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