Sunday, January 31, 2010


I'm enjoying the sun peering through my window as I sit here and write this. If I did have a picture of this I'm sure you could imagine the warmth from it's rays. I can not wait for spring and summer.

OH, Ayden and I are making mini ginger bread cookies and decorating them. It's beyond last minute, this is just an early start for next year?

Friday, January 22, 2010


Let me start by saying, "I know, I know... I haven't posted the pictures I promised." I did clean the day I said I would and it no longer looks like my room threw up on itself. I just haven't made the time to upload and crop and blog about it. NOT that I'm making excuses for myself or anything.... =)

OK, so back to the anticipation part... I am so looking forward to the scrapbooking retreat this weekend. I leave in a few hours and I still have so much to do. It is going to be loads of fun but it is a little bittersweet. While I will love getting some time to myself, I will deeply miss the loves of my life. Michael and I haven't spent more than a few nights apart since we're been married. And I think we both prefer it that way. He is my dearest friend and I enjoy his company. I will also miss those little smiley faces I get to see every morning. I will not however miss the diaper changes...

I promise to get lots of scrapbooking done and take lots of pictures of the place we will be at, which I will reveal when I get back. And I will eventually get posted the before and after pictures of my haven (my room) because I just know you are dying to see the condition it was in. 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


I love it when the boys wear matching clothes.
These are some pictues I took yesterday when we went outside to enjoy the 1 hour window of nice weather.

Molly could be a circus dog, she likes to slide.

Always fixing something

And now I have to go clean. I'm posting before and after pictures tomorrow (talk about honest blogging!)
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Take That McDonalds!

We were in Walmart the other day and Ayden asked for Micky D's. I told him no and to avoid a total meltdown I told him we would make something special for dinner.

I used cookie cutters on chicken tenders to make special shaped "nuggets". I would advise that once you use the cookie cutters for this, you shouldn't use them for cookies again. And in hindsight, chicken breast would be easier/better to use. I only got one shape per cutlet. The rest of the meat I cut into small bit size pieces.

Egg and flour (I didn't season the flour like I normally do. I didn't think Ayden needed the extra salt, plus he was going to use dipping sauce.) If I would have had whole wheat flour on hand I would have used it instead. I did add some crushed oats to give it a little more nutritional value.

I know that frying is not the best so next time I'll find a recipe for baking them.

I don't know why I didn't take a picture of the final product. They turned out very well. Next time I will try and use simpler shapes.
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Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

First time using my heart shaped cake pans
Bavarian cream filling.... yum
Then you do the basket weave
Add some flowers and Ta Da!
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Friday, January 8, 2010

Just a little something to leave you with

Ice Anyone?

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Someone is really enjoying his new heat light.

I've never seen him this relaxed
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The Burning Bush

That's what Ayden calls the fireplace screen.
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Wait, let me get my camera

Logan, no.

Logan......... no.

Logan, Do not get the glass.


.. No Logan.....

Logan, no sir.

(I hope it's empty)

Did you enjoy your drink of water, mister?
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Snug as a bug

Michael put Logan in his jacket just for fun.

Logan obviously loved it because he quickly fell asleep.

He woke up smiling as I was taking pictures.

Then softly fell back asleep.

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Look Beyond

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I Can't Believe...

That I haven't posted pictures of Christmas yet. Please accept my apologies with these highlights

One of my favorite gifts this year was a new camera. (A replacement for the one that was stolen) It's great! It holds over a thousand pictures! The only problem with it.... is that it holds over a thousand pictures. I haven't uploaded pictures yet. OH my...

Sunday, January 3, 2010


I read a sign today advertising a local church and this statement caught my eye. "Times are changing... we are not." I'm not entirely sure what they meant by that, but let me tell you what it means to me. When I hear something like that it makes me think of those selective clicks where only few are welcomed. I thought that was more along the lines of a motto for a country club, not a church. Now, like I said, I'm not entirely sure what they intended to say. I can only go by how I understood it.

It is a bit of a coincidence that our speaker's topic today was about fitting in with the world to let them see our light. I'm not talking about doing ungodly things to fit in. But working hard and making a difference and being joyful about it. So instead of complaining about that boss that is a jerk, be cheerful. Give your problems over to God so you can focus on the important task of being a light in the darkness.

I am completely guilty of complaining about work. I don't always speak it, but internally and I'm sure that comes across through my attitude. I wonder how much of a difference it would make in the lives of my coworkers if I came in with a joyful attitude about the work to be done, and do it to the best of my abilities as unto the Lord. Actions make an impact. You can preach all you want to, but if they never see action it will never be real to them. I am so thankful that God is a God of second chances.

I will choose to be a light and warmth to a world of people lost in darkness and cold.

The truth is, times are changing... and people are still looking for truth in all places. When they are tired and worn from opening empty packages of the world, I want to be there to offer them truth and a hope to cling to. The greatest gift we were ever given was Hope.