Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy new years eve!!

I just wanted to say, HAPPY new year's eve everyone!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

You’re Always There for Me

When the world comes crashing in
And chaos rules my mind,
I turn my heart to you, Lord,
And pure, sweet peace I find.

You lift me out of trouble
You comfort me in pain;
You nourish, heal and cleanse me,
Like cool, refreshing rain.

In times of joy and bliss,
When things are going right,
You lift me even higher,
And fill me with delight.

You listen to my prayers;
You hear my every plea;
I’m safe because I know
You’re always there for me.

By Joanna Fuchs

Sunday, December 26, 2010


It has been snowing since 2 today!! All of us kids ran out side and played for about two hours! Then my mom brought out hot chocolate and we drank IT in the snow! It is just now starting to stick to the ground though.I am so glad! You really have to live in Charleston to understand why though! Maybe I will post some fun pics later. I hope you all have a good week,

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry CHRISTmas every one!! I hope every one is having a wonderful day,and remember, Jesus IS the reason for the season (or day!)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Cookies!!


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1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
3 c. all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. crushed candy canes or peppermint candies
5 tsp. warm water
3/4 c. confectioners' sugar

Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add egg and beat until blended. Stir in flour and salt, then the crushed candy. Add red food coloring to dough if desired. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into ball. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake cookies 8 to 10 minutes until firm. Cool on sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Easy Paper Snowflakes!!

Supplies needed:

* White paper
* Scissors
* Optional: A protractor
* Optional: Glitter or glitter glue
* For a card: A piece of colored construction paper and glue

Real snowflakes all have six sides, so the first part of this project involves folding a piece of paper into sixths.
Fold a piece of paper in half.
Fold over one side, then the other, to make two 60 degree folds. You can do this by eye, or you can use a protractor. This is a good exercise in geometry and measuring angles.
Cut off the edges of the paper in an arc - this makes a circle (if you were to unfold the paper).
Cut a lot of the paper away.
Unfold your snowflake carefully.

Optional: Decorate your snowflake with glitter or glitter glue.

Glue your snowflake onto a folded piece of construction paper for a great winter card.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Gingerbread Cookies

Makes 2 dozen or 24 (1 cookie) servings.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes per batch
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons McCormick® Ginger, Ground
1 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
1. Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses, egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured work surface. Cut into gingerbread men shapes with 5-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just begin to brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate cooled cookies as desired. Store cookies in airtight container up to 5 days.

Gingerbread Men
Don't these look good??

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I thought that this was a cute but kind of silly Christmas picture and wanted to post it!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

1. What are your three favorite Christmas Decorations?
~ Christmas Tree with pop corn strings
~Little nut cracker men
~Christmas wreaths!
2. Who's stocking in your family is your favorite? Describe it.

~Anna Grace's, hers is white with an angel on it, and dress is made out of a night gown my grandmother wore when having my mom.

3. What is your favorite Christmas song.

~Don't really have a favorite, I love them all!!

4. Who puts the star on your Christmas tree every year or does it change?

~My dad normally does, he is the only one who can reach:-)

5. Who's room do you stay in on Christmas eve, or do you stay in your own?

~The boys normally sleep in Hunters room and the girls in mine

6. Does your family all have their own Christmas mugs for hot chocolate, or do you just go get your mom's coffee mugs? If you do have your own Christmas mugs what do they look like?

~ We use my parents!!

7. What time do you get up on Christmas morning?

~Around 5:30, and that's not being able to go to sleep that night either! 

8. What is your favorite Christmas book?

~The book of Luke!

9.What is your favorite ornament?

~ My silver music note ornament that has bells on the bottom  

10. Do you have any special crafts you do around Christmas time?

~ We make our own ornaments! I also made little red birds that say "Merry Christmas", and stuck them to my window this year. They turned out really pretty!!

Any one can do this so copy this and erase my answers and put in you own!!
Have a great day and a very merry Christmas!!