Thursday, December 31, 2009
As 2009 draws to a close, I am reminded of a commitment I tried to make year after year to read the Bible from cover to cover. The Bible tells us that "All Scripture is God breathed." To me that means that everything in the Bible applies to my relationship with God. As part of my commitment to Christ, I feel that it is important that I have read what his words tell me. Christ died on the cross for my sins and I haven't "found" time to read what his love letter, the Bible, has to tell.
This always seems like such a duanting task. Reading the WHOLE Bible. Wow! That's a lot of pages... But when I read that the entire Bible can be read in 90 days by reading just 12 pages a day, I thought I can do that. 12 pages is reasonable. 90 days, 3 months, I can do that.
Then when I heard about the weekly Twitter party and the support that would be given to participants through weekly videos and other bloggers, I was hooked. A group of people working together to read the entire Bible.
Will you join me tomorrow as I begin to read the Bible from cover to cover in 90 days? Link up at Mom's Toolbox.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Just wanted to show you the Tutus I made for the Great-nieces for Christmas. Got a few pictures. So cute! I think the girls liked them. What little girl doesn't like to dress up?
Yeah, I know this was just wrong, but I don't have any little girls to try these things on and the other boys are too big now. He was having a fit to get that thing off until he realized I had the camera out! Little ham!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Shelly at Chic Crafty Chick has been hosting a Cookie Blog carnival this week featuring different bloggers sharing their favorite cookie recipes. She has even snagged some great prizes that are being given away on her blog at Chic Crafty Chick. Be sure to stop by and enter to win.
With three young boys running around, I try to keep things really simple. This is especially true of when I am cooking. My favorite cookie recipe is for Cake Mix cookies. They are so quick and easy!
1 box of cake mix – any flavor
1/2 c. oil
Chocolate Morsels (optional)
1. Using a spoon, mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Roll the dough into small balls and press into a cookie shape on a greased baking pan.
2. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
My favorite combination is Devil’s Food Cake Mix and White Chocolate Chips.
This is not counting the part time working, babysitting, picture-taking, wife, mom and mimi jobs I keep in the air at all times. whew, I'm tired.
Stockings I monogrammed for DIL to give as gifts. Aren't they pretty with those colors on that silver? I took the stocking apart, opened up the cuff, monogrammed and put them back together. Quick and painless.
This is a cell-phone holder I made. I wish I had more time, I would put them in the shop, but not right now. Any suggestions?
Two Buggy Buddies made for a friends twin grandbabies. Aren't they cute? Exactly the same fabric pattern, just different color combos. Check out the insides!
I'm also making Tutu's for great-neices for Christmas presents. They're so cute! Pictures later. Hopefully on the girls!
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!
I hope to have the curtains finished...soon. How many times have I said that? Well, I mean it...this time.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
On Saturday we had a lot of fun! We made family pictures of the cousins, a tradition started when there were only two little boys who were less than 2 years old. This year we had 10 children in the pictures! We now have 6 boys and four girls, aged from 3 months up to Andrew, who at the ripe old age of 8 is the oldest in the group.
This started as a way for young parents to give a unique one of a kind gift to their Mawmaw without a lot of expense, since they didn't have much to spend on gifts. After all, only parents can give the gift of their children to us doting grandparents. Mawmaw is my hubby's Mom and Great-Grandmother to all these children.
As more of the grandchildren have had children of their own they've gotten in on the picture too.
Last year my sister-in-law Sandra decided that her gift to the children would be a trip to Chuck-E-Cheese after pictures were made. It turned out to be a big hit with the kiddos! They all loved it and so did the parents.
Now this picture taking event doesn't go off without a few bumps. There are children from 5 different families and as I mentioned before there is a big age spread. So any given year there is someone who doesn't want to have his/her picture made. And did I mention the meltdowns? That just adds to the fun. All the Moms need to come prepared to be in the picture, just in case. Bless her heart, Heather didn't think she would have to be in the picture again this year. Maybe next year.
You should have been here! A big time was had by all. Well, by most, anyway!Here are a few of the pics I took. We had 5 or 6 cameras going, so we're hoping to get a few good shots.
Merry Christmas Mawmaw!!