Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Well, that's not what the book is about. It's filled with awesome ideas on how to pray; not what to pray! So, I bought the book! And, I would like to share one of my favorite ideas, stolen from her. (She said we could steal!) Every year, she saves her Christmas cards in a basket, and each week she has her kids pull a few out of the basket and then they pray for those families. Isn't that an awesome idea? So, if you sent us a card this year, know that we will be praying for you! (And, if you haven't... it's not too late!!)
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Uncle Nate grilled the prime rib and lamb. Personally, I don't like lamb, but the prime rib was awesome! My bro is a gourmet cook, and by all accounts apparently the lamb was delicious, as well!
Grandma enjoying her wine.
Forget waiting in line to see Santa; grandpa works great for us!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
- Brundy casserole (a.k.a. yummy cheese, egg, sausage, and sourdough bread casserole!)
- Sweet breads
This year... it was our turn to carry-on the tradition! We called the neighbors, and they happily agreed to join us! What an awesome morning! It was the perfect start to a beautiful Christmas Eve! I wish I took some more pictures of our morning, but here are just a few. (I'll post pictures of our evening and our Christmas in days to come!)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Turn up your volume! This is Alllison and Natalie singing their favorite Christmas carol, "Away in a Manger." It was taken on the drive home from a Christmas party, so there is no picture... sorry! It was also round 2 of them singing, so Natalie stopped half-way through the first verse. But, as a mommy, I still find it sweet! I hope you do, too!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
We attempted to have 3 pizzas together make a snowman pizza, but the people at the pizza place didn't know how to make a snowman face out of pepperoni. Oh well... at least it tasted yummy!
The calm before the storm... or the clean before the mess, I should say!
Natalie working on her snowman craft. Anything with glue makes her happy!
Allison working on her 4th snowman!
Little Miss C. pinning her snowhat on the snowgirl... Isn't she adorable?
The best idea of all... fake snow! We ordered this off the internet, and it is very cool. It expands 100 times its original size, and really feels like snow. It's slippery and cold, too! (It does leave a big mess, though!)
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
· 4 ounces butter
· 1/2 cup milk
· 2 cups sugar
· 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
· 4 tablespoons peanut butter
· 3 cups oats, quick or old-fashioned
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place chocolate chips, peanut butter, oats, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Combine the butter, milk, and sugar in a saucepan; bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute. Combine the hot mixture with the oatmeal and chocolate chip mixture; stir well. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.