Wednesday, December 02, 2009

the holidays are here!

Poinsettias are one of my favorite things about the holiday season. As the mom in charge of the Bayou City Dance Company poinsettia fundraiser for many years (back in the day), I now can't imagine a Christmas without poinsettias. We sold the most beautiful poinsettias, and it was awesome when hundreds of them were delivered to the studio for the dancers to pick up. It was a sea of poinsettias in red, pink, cream and sometimes one they call Jingle Bells (red with flecks of white). They were so beautiful. And now when I see poinsettias, I always remember those days. Oh, the life of a dance mom! I wouldn't change a minute of it.

This year, we had Thanksgiving dinner at our house and my big sis brought me a really big poinsettia plant. It's gorgeous! Our guests for dinner were Deb & Judy and Mary & Charlie. Dinner was so delicious with all of our favorites, and it was nice to be together as a family. And let me just say, you've got to try this cinnamon coffee recipe from the Taste of Texas restaurant. I served it a couple of years ago during the holidays, but I forgot how really delicious it is. I also use their pecan pie recipe, and it's always a big hit.

Here's Emily making coconut cookies for a friend on Sunday. She loves making cookies during the holidays. On this day, our kitchen produced pancakes (hubby), cookies (Emily), walnut chocolate chip pumpkin muffins (me), turkey tortilla soup (hubby), and chocolate pie (hubby). It was amazing and delicious!

At this year's CUMC Hanging of the Greens, the Best Kolaches performed once again, with Noah as lead singer. They did a great job, as always, with minimal rehearsal time. They're amazing! Here are links to their two performances - Go Go Power Rangers and Winter Wonderland - courtesy of Andrea (aka Snow White). And here's a link to Andrea's blog with a quick video of their performance at last year's Hanging of the Greens. I was there, honest I was. But I had camera issues. So "many thanks" to Andrea for sharing.

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving, and I wish you all the blessings of the Christmas season.

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