Saturday, December 27, 2008

MOPS activities

My MOPS group had some fun times in December. We participated in the Festival of Trees at our local museum. This was our second year to participate and we had a great looking tree once again. We went with the theme of MOPS international- Adventures in Mothering. The name of our tree was: Mothering- The Ultimate Adventure. One Saturday morning a few of us met at the museum to tour all of the trees and enjoy some cookies, cider, and visiting with each other.

Our MOPS tree
Our cool tree topper
"Adventures" theme decorations and ticket garland
MOPS logo inside glass balls
A few other trees from the Tour:

B and his friend taking a closer look at a tree
During the month of December we do not meet for our regular MOPS meeting, but have a Christmas party instead. This is always a favorite of our members. This year it was hosted at our Creative Activities leader's house, which was just beautiful. She did such a great job preparing for the evening.
I had SUCH a great time with all of the other moms. The Christmas party is always a fun night to just get to relax, eat, and talk with the moms. As I was driving home that night after the party, I had such a big smile on my face from the great time I had.

The Steering Team compiled some of our favorite recipes into a little cookbook for a Christmas gift for our members.
Tara's beautiful tree with all of the little bags and boxes that everyone brought for our ornament exchange.

The girls hard at work on our craft for the night- no sew fleece pillows. The moms loved making these!
Pillow making!

So much fun!
The counter top was filled with food and prizes. Tara had taken the time to find several door prizes for the moms to win. Each mom got a 2 tickets for attending the party and they could choose what door prize they wanted to win. There were lotions, hair products, restaurant gift certificates, and MORE! I was even a lucky winner of a Berry-licious dessert cookbook and some berry body lotion from Bath and Body Works.

We always collect cans of food to donate to the local Store House pantry at our Christmas party.

My cute little ornament that I won in our exchange. I love it becuase it is a mommy, daddy, and little snowman! Just like my family!

1 comment:

  1. I found your blog thru Heart Cries. I love your MOPS tree and all the fun things you did! I speak to local MOPS groups about my battle with infertility and adoption. It's such a wonderful ministry!!


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