Wednesday, December 24, 2008


To the Tune of "Jingle Bells"
Dashing through the waves as John rides on his board,
Jackie's working out, running all the chores.
There's so much to do, who can do it all,
We wish the kids were big enough to drive us to the mall. Oh...
Buffy-Girl, she's the one, who dances all around,
Chloe's sweet and oh, so neat to sing us all a song! Oh!
Piper's fun happy too, she gets in everything,
Chad, we're glad, that he just sleeps, now join us as we sing!
Oh, Jingle Bells, the Howe's are swell. We want to say to you!
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too! Oh!
Deck the Halls and the Malls, ornaments galore,
Hope the season's filled with peace and joy and so much more!

"I am so over this picture taking ordeal mommy, I need a nap now"

Gingerbread House

One of my favorite things to do during Christmas season is making gingerbread houses with our girls. I guess I am reliving my childhood wishes. No matter how messy it is, the house always turn out so pretty. For the past few years, I have been decorating the houses while the girls ate the candy. This year, I gave them all complete creative control and they did such a beautiful job decorating. And, Piper only at 1/2 of the candy.

"One for the house, one for me." Says Piper

And.. Voila, the finished house! Great job girls!