Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Memories

We had our office Christmas party today...we had more "balls" and dips than you can imagine...sausage dip, spinach dip, guacamole dip, cheese ball, veggie ball, sausage ball, meatballs, and the infamous orange ball (made by yours truly)...

As I was making the orange balls last night the smells took me back to my childhood.  My GeeGee and I used to make them every year.  We'd sit at her kitchen table and get out the ingredients and put our hands in the orange goo, mix, pat, roll, and eat--I mean, put in the storage container!  What a great memory...she'll be so proud that I did remember something.  She always says that she tried so hard to create memories with us, but we didn't remember anything.  That's usually true, but I do remember making orange balls...and cracking pecans!

I can't express how important it is to make memories with our children that they will remember in their adult years.  Even if they don't remember most of them there's bound to be at least one or two that'll stick with them.  But the most important thing we can teach our kid's about is our Jesus...remember that this holiday season...

The infamous orange balls (minus the coconut)




5 comments:

Kelli said...

Wow. Now I want to go make a ball out of something!;) I have a huge sweet tooth and that made me hungry! I dont like chips, but if there's dip, thats another story! You are so right. We can never be too busy or too distracted to talk about Jesus birth. P.S. I led my daughter to Christ tonight!

Allison Morrison said...

Wow Kelli! How awesome for your family. Now you'll be together in eternity....

Jenifer said...

Kelli, if you like sweets try this one. Get plain ruffle chips and melt choc (you can use almond bark or choc chips) then dip half of the chip in the choc. Sounds weird but it is SO yummy! :)

Great post. I agree making memories in the kitchen with the kids is so important.

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

Kelli, you're absolutely right. Some of the best memories I have of Christmas as a child were spent decorating the house, making Christmas crafts and spending time in the kitchen making all sorts of delectable treats. Our kitchen has been in "cookie mode" this week, and our two boys are loving every minute of it! Thank you so much for your post, and have a Blessed Day!

Lisa said...

@Kelli - How awesome that you got to lead your daughter to the Lord!!!

@Allison - My 13 year old son and I made sugar cookies yesterday. It was so much fun. I want to continue making memories with him.