Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas! Can you believe that it is here?? I sure can't. Took lots of pictures. I have done terribly on posting pictures :( Sorry! But I will post when our family gets back from our grandparent's house.
Does anyone have a favorite Christmas tradition? After the "giving and receiving" is done, my grandaddy reads Luke Chapter 2, and then we all have a Christmas "brunch" with family, extended family, and friends.
Fun! Fun! Fun! Merry Christmas to all!

Monday, December 21, 2009


I am at home with my youngest brother Benjamin. He is soo sweet! I could eat him up! We have a lot to do today, and he is offering to help me with every thing:) Right now he is diligently trying to tack up our "to do list."
Well, got lots to do! Thanks so much Ben for being a big boy, and your sister's helper!

Psst! I've been so busy that I haven't posted any pictures of our winter fun! I'll do that very soon! (Hopefully) :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Snow! Snow! Snow!!!!

It is a real winter wonder land!!!! I am sooo excited! Dad is coming home early today so he can play with us! It is some of our animal's first Christmas, and my first big snow since we moved to Marion. I'm going to eat some breakfast and then go out.

I'll post pictures when I calm down :D

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I just love this Christmas season! Merry Christmas all of my blogger friends!

Tomorrow we are expecting it to snow for the first time! You would think that in the mountains, it would snow all the time, but I guess since we are in the foot hills, it doesn't snow very much! It hasn't in 20! We are expecting 3 to 5 inches! Yippee!!!!!!!!!! I'll ask Caelen to take a lot of pictures.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Another of my white silkie bantams was gotten sometime last night. His name was Pomegranate, and he was sooo sweet! He would go to sleep in my lap, and let me hold him all the time. I loved you Pom! Herbie is the only silkie left now. I am very sad, but I know that all this is fitting into God's plan for me. Praise be to God. He gives, and he takes away.
(I think another sly creature got to him)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Feelin Feminine!

As a young lady, I enjoy wearing my skirts. This is my favorite skirt pattern:
I think that we got this pattern at Walmart. I have been looking around lately, and I have also been thinking about it and, yes I do like my work jeans and comfy pants, but I also love my feminine skirts. It's funny, but when I am walking in the store and see other girls with their skirts on, I automatically think, "those girls must love being girls!"

Come on girls! lets put on our skirts! Lets start not just "feelin feminine", but start being Feminine! Lets love being girls!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Gingerbread House

Making a gingerbread house at Christmas time is a sort of tradition at our house, though we usually just buy a kit at the store. This year I tried something different. I made my own gingerbread! It would have been great, but I didn't roll the dough out enough so I ended up with VERY thick house! Here is a quick link to the recipe that I used for making the house:
In the pictures, you see a blue blob kind of mass. That would be my attempt to make a beautiful smooth glassy looking pond out of melted jolly-ranchers. Things never turn out the way you want them to do they?
I tried to melt the jolly-ranchers in the microwave on a Styrofoam plate. I quickly found out that that didn't work because while they were microwaving, the candy started bubbling, and when I took them out there was a big hole burnt through the plate, and it had gotten all over the microwave and it started to get on me! I ran through the kitchen to the sink while my fingers were burning screaming, "HOT LAVA!!! LAVA!!!" I got calmed down, and then my family and I started to bust up laughing. I tried to eat the melting "lava", but it hardened on to my tooth! I tried scraping it off, then yanking it, and finally Nathan said, "Start sucking it!" It came off eventually. Yesterday was my first time making gingerbread, and boy was it dramatic, but fun! Hope you enjoy the pictures of the outcome of it.

The blue mass of "lava" (. . .sad)