a few pictures from today

Today was very busy! Genny and the family worked hard today, decorating and cleaning. I spent all day in the kitchen, dipping truffles. Raspberry, mocha, chocolate cream, Oreo peppermint, plain Oreo, peanut butter, and strawberry cheesecake truffles. These are the chocolate peanut butter truffles. The centers are dipped in chocolate, then in almond bark.

chocolate peanut butter truffels

Our son and daughter-in-law came to help. They brought the twins along (yay!) and our youngest daughter spent the day as babysitter. So fun to have the littles popping in and out, big-eyed at all the holiday activity. They even caught some rainbows in the kitchen, made by the prisms and snowflakes in the window.

catching rainbows

The two older girls made more candy trees.

gumball candy tree

They are very pretty, but took a lot longer to make than I thought they would. They look beautiful on the candlesticks.

candy trees

The Christmas cactus opened its first blossom today.

Christmas cactus

And three more double-yoked eggs were cracked! That makes fifteen or sixteen we’ve found, in just two cartons!

double yokes

How’s that for exciting? 🙂 ~~Rhonda


  1. Posted December 2, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Will the candy trees last for another year if you pack them away?I really like that idea.Was just wondering how long they would hold up.

  2. Barbara R Sletmoe
    Posted December 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful photos. What fun. Love the rainbow picture! My Christmas Cactus bloomed before Thanksgiving but it does have a few more buds that may open this month.

  3. Posted December 3, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    I found this lolipop tree today and thought of you..Thought you’d like to see it.Here is the link.http://www.craftbits.com/project/lolly-tree-cone
    Hope your party goes well,can’t wait to see pics!

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