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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Traditions: Wunderland Lights

My kids are small. It is a rare event for them to be out after dark. In fact, the moon is completely magical to my son Roo, at the age of 4. It is a treat for him to be up late enough to see it during the summer, but now that it is winter, he is still amazed to get to go outside and go anywhere when the moon is out.





Last Christmas we made a magical moon light ride for Roo super special by visiting the Christmas Wunderland in Mansfield, Ohio. This is a fun drive thru display of lights and decorations that kids of all ages enjoy.







We listened to Christmas music and enjoyed the sights of too many to count lights, displays and best of all cups of cocoa.



I am really glad we did this, it created a magical memory for my 4 year old, who saw an advertisement for the display and squealed with delight. We will do this again this year, as a part of our family tradition. Complete with music and cocoa.
Friday, November 21, 2014

Making Thanksgiving Tastier Than Ever With Honey Baked Ham

When the topic of Thanksgiving came up in my home, flashbacks of last year overcame me. Suddenly I was transported back in time to a chilly November morning, I rushed around stirring, measuring ingredients, setting timers and chasing a 3 year old out of the kitchen. We had a newborn baby that was fussy on that day. But, I am a Mom! I can handle this! No biggie... right?

Right? Well, I had it under control until I burnt the pies and then caught a strange sound coming from our laundry room. The washer had malfunctioned, smoke and water were pouring out of the machine... This Mama sat down and cried. I cried over the washer needing replaced, I cried over the dinner I was ruining. I cried a great hormonal cry.


This year, I have wised up! I am not even going to try to cook for my crowd, why would I when there is a magical place on Sawmill Road in Columbus, Ohio that is ready to come to my rescue? To Honey Baked Ham I ran!

Honey Baked Ham has the best ham, so moist and delicious it literally falls apart under your fork and melts in your mouth. The turkey breast? Oh my goodness. One word only addicting! Did you know you can also get super easy to serve sides, gravy and pie to complete your meal too?



Now why in the world would anyone want to cook for their family? Honey Baked Ham is more than happy to do the cooking and let you enjoy the smiles, the oohs and ahhs and the moment of family time in general.

My family loved the Green Bean Casserole, My daughter loved the turkey, the mashed potatoes, the pie and the cheesecake sampler we picked up. My son was over the moon for the ham. He is 4 and he is fascinated by Giants... He told me "Mommy, this giant bacon is yummy!!" 






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