This weekend we had our family Christmas party at our home in Woodland Hills. It was planned months ago as a sledding party. Two weeks ago we had two and a half feet of snow and then it became 6 inches and melting with the 40 degree feet.
So we began praying for snow. On Friday it rained all day....snow was melting and I was afraid we would be "ice blocking" instead of sledding! But Friday night a few prayers were answered and we had snow falling at our home and woke up to a two inch dusting on everything. Hurray!!!
So, in celebration of the little miracle we had...this week everyday I am going to list one of my "snow" patterns 25% off. To start the week off I have to begin with my simple sweet pattern Little Miracles. You can find the pattern at http://www.tweetledeedesignco.blogspot.com. It is a simple pattern that uses your favorite white and cream buttons to create one of a kind "snowflakes" to celebrate the miracle that each flake is....perfectly created and one of a kind.
Every family brought a couple dozen cookies for the cookie exchange and I made one of my daughters favorites Snowballs. So I thought I would post the recipe for all to share. Again...it's super easy and fun to do with little ones.
1 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Powder Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 1/4 Cup Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans
Add and Blend
Shape into balls...
....and roll in powdered sugar.
Place on parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
When they cool slightly dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!
We had a wonderful family party...72 people together for food and fun in the snow. I thought I would post a few of the pictures, my favorite is the one of Dad with a few of his grandchildren sliding down the hill. It was priceless! I am very grateful for the little miracle that those snowflakes were for me this weekend...and I hope you enjoy a week full of my snowflake patterns!
Dad and his grandchildren
My husband landing off the jump!
Little Addie and Emmie
Melissa and McKenzie
Grace, Becca and Addie making their hot cocoa....so cute!
The boys heading up the hill
Amber and Braydon
Jess and Grace
Patti and Addie
Sherry and DJ
Rob, Jess and Grace
My girl Tina
Seth getting taken out by the girls
Seth the fire tender!
See you tomorrow!