Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hit the Deck!

The cousins are coming! You would think since everyone is a year older, more mature that company coming would not be a surprise. That we could plan and clean days in advance. Not.




T minus 10 hours and counting! The Cousins are coming!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!


From me and the three wise men!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Away in a Manger

No crib for a bed,
Little baby Ryan laid down his sweet head.
The stars in the sky looked down where he lay,
Little baby Ryan asleep in a tuba case- for real....all night. He's not faking, he's really asleep and it's like 8am!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Virtual Cookie Exchange

Isn't this the coolest idea. All the recipes and none of the mess or calories! Check out the link below for lots of great recipes!


Here's my entry:

Mini-Chip Snowball Cookies

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups )12 ounce package) semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Powdered sugar

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt. Add vanilla. Gradually add flour; stir in chocolate chip sand pecans. Shape 1 tablespoon of dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at preheated 375 oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set and lightly browned. Remove from oven and sift powdered sugar over hot cookies on baking sheet. Let stand for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar if desired. Makes 5 dozen cookies. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Do You Hear What I Hear??


Drew and Hunter had their winter concert last night. Hunter is the first Tuba on the righht- Drew I think is 5th from the left. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Don't Go Changin'


to try and please us.... We'll take you just the way you are.


I guess I'm channeling Billy Joel today- Someone's Mom is a WAY better historian than I. Thanks for the GREAT pictures sweet friend!