December 31, 2014
Our traditional “fall/winter donut making party” was very fun and yummy, as always.:)  This year, we planned the party for a day when everyone was off work for the whole day.  I mixed up the donuts in the morning, we fried them in the forenoon, and we played games and consumed a rather vast amount of donuts in the afternoon.:)
Apple cider and milk are our beverages of choice to enjoy with our donuts.
Everyone took turns frying, glazing, or sugaring the donuts.
golden loveliness in the oil!
Donuts are best shared!  
“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me bless His holy Name.  Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things.” Psalm 103: 1 & 5b
Fresh donuts rolled in plenty of powdered sugar…..oh so good!!!
Taylor and Chelsy 
Here is Denver taking a turn at frying.  He didn’t burn too many.:)  No seriously, the guys all did a great job helping fry!
This was supposed to be a nice little shot of siblings + donuts, but Denver, ever the photo bomb, added an unexpected twist to the photo.:)
We were just talking recently about being close as a family and what builds that closeness, and one thing we decided has been invaluable in drawing us together is doing things together.  If you want to build a relationship with someone, you must spend time with them.  I’m thankful for all the memories we have made and all the moments that have brought us closer together.  We continue to desire to spend more time together than ever to have the best relationships possible!

-posted by Allison


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  1. What a fun post! I love the pictures-you can totally tell that you all are having a wonderful time just being together as a family! Hope ya'll have a wonderful New Years!


  2. Love it! I say it so often, but adore being in your vibrant kitchen – so full of life, delicious food, awesome conversation. 🙂 Those donuts look scrumptious + that last paragraph was a great reminder. Thanks, Alli!

  3. This looks like so much fun It would be so nice if you shared recipes too on your post I would love to try the donut recipe. could you add it to the post your you don't share family recipes?? Happy new Year

  4. Hello Anonymous,

    We did share a donut recipe a few years back but I made them a bit differently this year and I think I like this way the best yet. I didn't soak them (not as healthy, but hey, we make them just once a year anyway:). I used part white flour and part whole wheat, so there is a more depth and taste than with just white flour, but just enough white flour to give that lightness and fluffiness that is so lovely.:) Anyways, I would just use some donut recipe that calls for eggs and butter and sub those parts of flour as I explained. Let me know if you have any more questions!


  5. I love the pic of Mr. and Mrs. Bontrager eating the doughnut! Beautiful example of a wonderful marriage!! I wish all married couples would look like this!

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