Reindeer Party with Nana & Papa

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Each Christmas we try to give “experiences” with the family along with the gifts.  In previous years we have had family dinners with gingerbread decorating, sleigh rides in Park City and Breakfast with Santa.  This year we did a theme of “Reindeer Games”.  Here is a sample of the invitation: When they arrived we had  a pair for each of them of antlers with blinking red noses for them to wear. At the kitchen table, we had a dice drawing game called Roll-A-Reindeer that I found on Pinterest and can…

Grandma’s Gingerbread Party

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Off we go to grandma’s house at Christmas time each year; The gingerbread party to attend with those we love so dear.   Grandma’s gingerbread people are made from sugar and spice; We make them look much cuter, with their faces sweetly iced.   We add buttons down the front of nut-brown gingerbread; Add icing cuffs around their wrists, their little arms outspread.   Crafts, games, gifts and food; we always have a ball. We love the gingerbread parties, but we love Grandma most of all! -Sandra Jensen   Thanks…

Breakfast with…Nana and Santa!

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It has been a few years since I took my two oldest daughters to “Breakfast with Santa” held in downtown Salt Lake City.  Not sure they even remember.  This year I placed a phone call to Titan, Laikynn and Hadli to tell them that I had called the North Pole.  I loved the reaction of gasps and screams when I told them that I had invited Santa and one of his helpers to have breakfast with us.  They were so excited. It is planned for next Saturday, December 13th at…

What to buy the Grandkids?

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If you thought it was difficult to find the perfect Christmas gift for your children, just wait until you start shopping for those grandkids! What are the parents getting the children?  Do the grandkids already have this toy?  How am I going to ship the item? Have I spent equal amounts on each family? When do I have enough gifts but not too many? Please share with us your ideas to answer these common questions and also any creative gift ideas. I started a tradition with my own daughters many…