Category: holidays


our middle school girls’ group at church has been busy making “pies in a jar”….  

we are selling them to raise money to help a family-in-need, at Christmastime. 

don’t have time right now, but i may post the recipe eventually.  

snowed all day today!  loooved it!!!!  

christmas pretties

went to my parents’ house tonight for a quick bite of supper.  took a few pictures of their house.  their house is beautifully decorated, magazine-picture-perfect.  this picture is actually their master bathroom.  it’s very elegant and pretty.  the pictures don’t serve it justice.  this is only a bit of the room…
the next 2 are just a glance at their sunroom.  i love the little white Christmas lights on the mantle and wreath. 
well, that’s all.  it’s been a busy day….just thought i would post a few peaceful pictures of “Christmas pretties”. 

enjoy your friday evening!

i {heart} jack frost

this was the theme for my december daily today.  we had a light dusting of snowflakes this morning, that continued most of the day.  it was beautiful.  there are tiny little puppy pawprints in the snow…..i also had my favorite coffee this morning, at least for home-brewing, from a local coffee shop “Jack Frost Java”….so that went along with the theme too.

i will post my first 2 days of my december daily in this post.  i am trying to use flickr….scroll down to the bottom of the right hand sidebar….it should automatically update once i have uploaded my pictures to the website…..that way you can check it whenever you want and see all that i have posted of my december daily journal. 


hope that made sense.

i am really enjoying this project!  you should give it a try!!

sweet stuff

wanted to put out some candy canes today. 

wasn’t satisfied with my usual candy dish, so i grabbed an empty jelly jar and some scraps of Christmas paper, a gift tag and some ribbon….and ta-da!

today started my december daily.  check back tomorrow for 2 layouts. 

nick opened the first of his advent countdown calendar….such small little boxes, but i easily printed out a coupon for a $1 download of his choice (approved by me)…he loves to download Christian music or ipod applications on itunes. 

ran many errands today….starbucks in-hand…snowflakes were falling….Christmas music playing in the car  

i LOVE this time of year!!!


put up the tree tonight….i just loooove this time of year!

looking forward to starting my december daily tomorrow!  i will be posting pictures each day or two of the layouts. 

it’s the most wonderful time of the year….

day of gratitude

welcome to our table, sit down, eat and enjoy!  

i hope your Thanksgiving day was full of wonderful food & fellowship, family & friends!!! 

my side of the family, is very small.  i have one sister and no grandparents.  so my parents and sister always get together with us, then later in the day, we spend the afternoon and evening with my husband’s side of the family.  both in-laws are good friends, (our mom’s were best friends before we were married), so occasoinally, we celebrate together.  my husband’s side of the family is much larger.  he is one of four with many neices and nephews.
i absoluteyl looooove making the turkey.  i have a spice rub that i rub on it, along with an entire stick of butter.  then he is stuffed with delicious stuffing (m-i-l’s recipe)… is my hunky hubby carving the turkey. 
over at the Internet Cafe Devotions, they are celebrating the holidays in a lot of fun ways.  today’s theme is ‘day of gratitude’. 

things that i am very thankful for:

  • my salvation through Jesus Christ
  • my marriage
  • my husband and all that he stands for & his commitment to me and our family
  • my son, who is a gift from God above
  • the country that i live in
  • good friends and family, whom love the Lord
  • the Lord’s provisions in all areas.  not always giving us what we want, but always supplying what we need

on Thanksiving day, i usually watch the Macy’s parade, but today, i watched the Jon & Kate plus 8 marathon, along with a little bit of I Love Lucy.  of course, once the men got ahold of the remote, it was Fox News or football.   we played a few rounds of Catch Phrase, which we recently discovered, is a great game to play with all generations. 

happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving prep

hopefully your Thanksgiving preparations are going well, and not like this!  

i have a biscotti recipe that i am hoping to try out later today….and a homemade cracker recipe….both would be gifts…i hope they turn out!  need to clean house and print out some more ‘I am thankful for’ cards, to have everyone fill out on Thanksgiving day, for my Thanksgiving day album(journal)…  

this morning i woke up to a dusting of snow and tiny snowflakes!!!!!  finally!!  

it’s going to be a good day!