Thursday, December 19, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 19

Do you make goodies for Friends and Neighbors during Christmas?  I love to bake, almost as much as I love eating what I bake.  Some of the recipes I use are only taken out during the holidays.  Peanut Brittle and Fudge to name a couple. 

Since I don't really bake as often with trying to live a healthier lifestyle, it was nice to get out my measuring cups and baking sheets.  This is what I made this year:

Day Nineteen ~

On the menu we have:

Rice Krispy Treats


Cheater Brownies (cake mix w/ chocolate pudding)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Mint Cookies
Peanut Brittle
and some store bought meltaway peppermints

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 18

Amazing how the month is over halfway done.  This year has flown by with nothing to really show for it except time spent with my husband and kids.  Jordan woke me up this morning with the sounds of vomit.  Yup, that's right, I had to wake up to a sick kid.  Needless to say he stayed home from school today.  I feel bad every time my kids are sick.  He has rested on the couch watching movies and taking naps.  Jordan never takes naps, so I know he wasn't feeling good.  I snapped this picture during one of his rests:

Day Eighteen ~

Luckily we don't get sick all that often in our household, and he should be feeling better tomorrow.  At least I'm hoping so.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 17

Finally feeling like I can take a moment to sit.  I still have plenty to get finished over the next few days, but it's definitely winding down.  The excitement of Christmas is swelling in the hearts of my kids.  I'm reminded though of the real Reason for the Season.  Christ's birth and His bringing hope for the world. 

Luke 2:10-14
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, 
I bring you good tidings of great joy, 
which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, 
which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; 
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host 
praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, 
and on earth peace, good will toward men.

 Day Seventeen ~


Daily December ~ Days 13, 14, 15, and 16

Playing a little catch up here.  I'm not sure what my malfunction is, but just tired and not wanting to accomplish anything.  It didn't help having such a crazy weekend, then hubby started a new job that takes him away during the week.  I think once the craziness from Christmas is over it should get better.  At least I hope so.  Without any further adieu, here are the photos taken from the past few days:

Day Thirteen ~

Day Fourteen ~

Took this family picture at the Henderson Winterfest.  This is one of the best Old Fashioned Santas ever!!  I look forward to seeing him every year.

Day Fifteen ~

I was way super impressed with how these people did their houses with the candy "windows".  They did a fantastic job.

Day Sixteen ~

The kids had their piano recital and this is the group of kids who performed as well.  Jordan played 'Up On the Housetop' and 'Jolly Old St. Nicholas'.  Melody played 'Jingle Bells'.  I'm amazed at how quickly they are learning piano.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 12

I seem to be a day late and a dollar short.  I was so exhausted last night I ended up heading to bed early, so the pictures from Jordan's concert weren't uploaded to the computer until this morning.  I guess it's better late then never.  Tonight will be one of the last things from this crazy week.  Henderson Winterfest and all it's Christmas glory!  Obviously with the long drive into town I won't be able to post pictures until tomorrow, but be prepared for several good ones.  Here's a few photos from Jordan's concert.

Day Twelve ~

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 11

Crazy to think Christmas day is only 2 weeks away.  Time is flying by.  It's a good thing I put up my tree earlier this year.  It allows me to enjoy the sights and feelings Christmas brings each year.  Here is a photo of our tree this year.  It's a traditional one with colored blinking lights, memorable ornaments, and just the love of Christmas's past.

Day Eleven ~

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 10

Awesome night tonight.  Melody had her Christmas program at school. She's one of the best readers in her class so was chosen to be one of the Narrators in between the songs.  She did an amazing job.  I'm so proud of her and her ability to be in front of people with no fear.  I wish I could say she got that from me.  Yeah, not so much.  Anyway, instead of just one photo I decided to do a few to highlight Melody's night.

Day Ten ~

Monday, December 9, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 9

Today I have been frozen. I seem to get warm!  So, I wanted some hot chocolate to help warm the inside of dice. Nothing in the pantry, the corner store down the street was out, and the grocery store is just too far away.  So I didn't get some.  Hopefully this cold front will pass through and we can get a little warmer weather.

Day Nine ~

One of my photo prompts for the month is to show my Christmas Grinch.  This is the grinchiest grinch that ever grinched.  My sweetheart can be a real bear sometimes, but she's my Grinch and I'll love her until her heart grown 3 sizes!

Daily December ~ Days 7 & 8

Playing catch up once again.  The play was a success this weekend.  Loney did fantastic singing his Christmas songs.  I believe he even has plans to record a couple of them to share with everyone.  Once he gets that done, I'll make sure to share with you.  Here's a photo taken during Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Luckily Santa and his twin brother were able to join in the fun:

Day Seven ~

For day 8, I had to play catch up after a full couple of days. So, I didn't allow myself to take a photo on the actual day.  That's not to say I still don't have several photos I can use as back up right?

Day Eight ~

I am so blessed to have my kids like each other most of the time. They are really good kids, and I'm truly blessed to call them mine.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 5 & 6

Crazy hectic couple of days so I'm going to be playing catch up.  We've got a full weekend in store.  Loney was asked to sing after the play put on by the Shadow Mountain Community Players, so we have been busy with that.  While at dress rehearsal yesterday, the church the play is showing at was decorated for Christmas, and I couldn't help put snap a photo of the Nativity set they had on display:

Day Five ~

Tonight was the actual performance.  We arrived a little early to make sure the music would play right.  Little did I know that when it actually came time for Loney to sing, the laptop would give me fits and not play the songs.  Luckily Loney had back up music on his phone.  It seemed every enjoyed themselves despite the slight hiccup. I took this photo of Loney before everything began.

Day Six ~

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 4

If anyone knows me, I am a complete Goofy Freak!  I have been a fan of Goofy since I first met the big guy at Disneyland when I was about 3.  We've been BFFs ever since.  Because of this friendship, I have gotten quite the collection over the years.  Between stuffed toys, regular toys, a Goofy telephone, lamp, and all the ornaments I believe when I'm able I will decorate a tree all for myself that will be dedicated to the Goof himself.  Here is just one of the ornaments I have in my collection:

Day Four ~

Any other Goofy fans out there?  Who is your favorite Disney character?  Or are you more of a Looney Toons fan?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 3

The wind in picking up around here, freezing temps overnight and we are supposed to get rain tomorrow.  With this cold front moving in, I though a picture of a snowflake was appropriate.

Day Three ~ 

This was a photo prompt over at Scrap Orchard.  Since we don't get snow very often, this is the closest thing I get to seeing an actual snowflake. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Daily December ~ Day 2

I'm taking a class to help me learn to take better photos.  Especially for the Holidays.  I'm a novice when it comes to using my DSLR and though I can take decent photos, lighting is my downfall.  Luckily the first lesson is all about lights.  I learned to take a photo having a bokeh background.  This is one I took of Melody sitting in front of the tree.

Day 2 ~ 

The class I'm taking is called Your Holidays Captured Through The Lens by Katrina Kennedy of Capture Your 365. I'm looking forward to implementing some of the techniques and perhaps they will stick with me for future use.  

Daily December ~ Day 1

I know it's been a long time since my last post.  Life just kind of got in the way, and I felt I didn't have a whole lot to say.  With that being said, I've decided to take a photo a day to help document my December.  Especially since November was a slow picture month. 

Day One ~

This is a bell ornament with my name on it.  We had each one for us kids on the tree growing up.  Mom gave each of us our bell to have on our own tree now.  Mine hangs proudly next to the other special ornaments. 
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