DPP 2014 :: December 15th-22nd :: Cooking & Candy Coma

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DPP 2014 :: December 15 :: Great with Gingerbread Child.

This happened accidentally as the kids were fighting over cookie cutter placement.

But I got laughing over it nonetheless…Jesus in utero.

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DPP 2014 :: December 16 :: Naughty or Nice?!

Waiting on a personalized word from Santa…

{on this topic….did anyone read this article about the naughty list?}

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DPP 2014 :: December 17 :: Gingerbread Houses!

actually my favorite outtake…

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DPP 2014 :: December 18 :: Guess what’s up tomorrow!?

Candy House Preppin’!

It was crazy to do this project with only 12 kids vs the normal 50.  And 5 adults.  This year is just unreal.  Trying to live it up and appreciate these insane numbers.

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DPP 2014 :: December 19 :: Vacation!

Had a wonderful day with the kids and our incredible staff. This sounds SO cheesy, I know, but every year, I usually come home with 2 grocery bags of cards, candy and presents. None of that this year but my heart is so full. The gratitude and joy I saw today truly filled me up. Watching the kids shop for and wrap presents for their families at the spirit of giving to making gingerbread houses to receiving their milkshake party reward to seeing their faces on the checkerboard game my job share partner created for them?!? It was all priceless. Ready for some non-structured time, though! Here’s to vacation!!!

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DPP 2014 :: December 20 :: Rain, Sleet or Snow.

Our amazing mailman showed up at 8am on a Saturday with a package from grandma. They truly are the unsung heroes. It was a crazy stormy, rain and wind and flooding expected. Thankful for postal workers!

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DPP 2014 :: December 22 :: “Sisters” Are the Best

We were asked six times if we were sisters at church. Loved it.

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DPP 2014 :: December 22 :: Blue Skies and Sun!!!

After almost three weeks of oppressive gray and damp raininess I could literally cry over this Amazingness.

Same view a few hours later….haha.  Oh, Oregon.

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