Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Day and Family

Glimpses of Christmas at our house...

Christmas eve after candlelight service nibbling a cookie
i love this puppy!
us noah
caleb
keri jill giving it her best even when her ear is hurting :(
aunt stella and granny aunt stella and me thank you, jilly.... i love my gift!!!
abbey and her gnomeabbey, raider and menext best thing to being there...
Live from New York... it's Ryan, Brenna and Shaela
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

One More Sleep Till Christmas

As you may have guessed, the name for this blog comes from one of my favorite Christmas movies, Muppet's Christmas Carol. The story of a changed heart and a second chance echo's the message of hope we can have through Christ. I love Michael Caine's portrayal of Scrooge. A Thankful Heart

With a thankful heart, with an endless joy
With a growing family, every girl and boy
Will be nephew and niece to me (Nephew and niece to me)
Will bring love, hope and peace to me (Love, hope and peace to me)
Yes and every night will end, and every day will start
With a grateful prayer and a thankful heart

With an open smile and with open doors
I will bid you welcome, what is mine is yours
With a glass raised to toast your health (With a glass raised to toast your health)
And a promise to share the wealth (Promise to share the wealth)
I will sail a friendly course, file a friendly chart
On A sea of love and a thankful heart

Life is like a journey, who knows when it ends?
Yes and if you need to know the measure of a man
You simply count his friends
Stop and look around you, the glory that you see
Is born again each day, don't let is slip away
How precious life can be
With a thankful heart that is wide awake

I do make this promise, every breath I take
Will be used now to sing your praise (Used now to sing your praise)
And to beg you to share my days (Beg you to share my days)
With a loving guarantee that even if we part
I will hold you close in a thankful heart

I will hold you close in a thankful heart One More Sleep Til Christmas
There magic in the air this evening, Magic in the air
The world is at her best, you know
When people love and care
The promise of excitement is one the night will keep
After all, there's only one more sleep til Christmas

The world has got a smile today
The world has got a glow
There's no such thing as strangers when
A stranger says hello
And everyone is family, we're having so much fun
After all, there's only one more sleep til Christmas

Tis the season to be jolly and joyous
With a burst of pleasure, we feel it all right
It's the season when the saints can employ us
To spread the news about peace and to keep love alive

There's something in the wind today
That's good for everyone
Yes, faith is in our hearts today
We're shining like the sun
And everyone can feel it, the feeling's running deep
After all, there's only one more sleep til Christmas

After all, there's only one more sleep til Christmas day
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Merry Christmas, from Our house to Your's

Monday, December 22, 2008

Baking Day

good smells coming from the kitchen today...
TassiesMakes 4 dozen
2 cups sifted flour
2 3-ounce pkg cream cheese, softened
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
Pecan Filling (recipe follows)
Cream flour, cream cheese and butter. Wrap in plastic and chill. Shape into walnut sized balls. Press each ball into an ungreased mini muffin pan cup, onto bottom and sides. Fill each cup with Pecan Filling. Bake in preheated 350 oven for 25 minutes. Cool. Store in refrigerator.
Pecan Filling
3 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups light brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp salt.
In a mixing bowl, stir together all ingredients just until smooth. Use as directed for Tassies.
115 calories each


Tassies ready for the oven...

really yummy Tassies...
Rum cake...
Just out of the oven and cooling before proceeding...
glazed Cinnamon rolls...
Petite chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese & peanut butter frosting...






Sunday, December 21, 2008

Blooming Orchid's


A beautiful flower that not only thrives on neglect
but lasts a long time ~ these flowers bloom for weeks
before fading.

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