Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

girls scout trip on schooner from inner harbor


choclate pretzels-pictures of our holiday candy making





Adam dipping pretzels

Chirstmas Eve


it is Christmas Eve:-) What a wonderful joyfull peacefull time of year.This year has been a stuggle, lots of trials, and turmoil. But lots of blessings and peace and joy too. OUr Christmas willb e small this year,but, thats ok. As long as we have each other its ok. The children are healthy happy and full of life and love- who could ask for more then that-. We are feed and clothed and have a roof over our heads, more then most of the world has tonight.

And best of all we have JESUS the savior who came to our earth to die for our salvatoin so we may all go to heaven just by believing in him, and all you need is the faith of a mustard seed. What a true blessing and wonderous gift:-)

Monday, December 22, 2008

at last




our tree is up and decorated, finally!!!!Whippee!!! It has been a long road to get the room done and cleaned and now we look like we are having Christmas I am so excited to have the room done-sorta, it still needs trim and odds and ends, but hey your never done with a house-.

We are watching the Polar Express tonight and feeling all cozy by the fire- its nice to not have to walk around the house to fill it:-)Tommorw is a visit to Santa:-)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

finally done

or at least usable, our family room is officially opened for the family:=)we took down the Wall today and cleaned it and moved our furniture in it is cozy for such a big space, of course the fire helps with that.

Now tomorrow it will be time to finally put up the tree,yay!!!!Adam has been asking if we could have a tree this year, so we need to get ours up. He is at such a great age this year, very excited about Santa, and very concerned about the 'Naughty' list:-)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

full moon


tonight the moon is very huge in the sky it is closer in its rotatin tonight then it will be again in a year. it is very bright and pretty the kids ran out and played in the yard under it for a few minutes before they got cold. we love the night sky,moon and stars it is a great science lesson provided by God himself these are the learning moments I cherish the most

christmas cookies-and holiday clenaing



we are baking sugar cookies, choclate chips and making a choclate covered rice krispie and peanut butter candy-Adam wants to make these and they are no cook so why not-.We are slowly getting int he holiday spirit, we just finished washing the windows have the curtains in the washer so we can get the windows bright and pretty. And we are washing the christmas bed sheets and blankets so at least our rooms willhave the holiday glow in them.

Oh well at least the rain finally stopped it downpoured steady and hard for three days, I was having visions of the ark floating by:-)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Defenders of Animal Rights Field trip






today we went on a trip to the animal shelter with our homeschool Roots and Shoots group. It is the same shelter we got Ruby from four weeks ago. We had an awesome time with the dogs and cats. The boys and I where with the dogs mostly, a sweet boy named Bandit, and a sweet puppy named Samantha, both sheperd mixes and wonderful with the kids, they are going to be huge when they grow up for sure.But both are very sweet and need families to love them- hopefully families wiht about 5 kids in them . We are going to show Uncle Amp and Nicole their photos , Nicole wants a dog and either of these would be a nice additin to their house. I wish we where in a position to bring home one. But its nice to visit and give hugs and kisses and help them trust people so they can go home someday to their furever homes.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

guniea pigs


while we where at moms last night changing granny, Grace and I stopped and said hi to the guniea pigs, they whistled at us so we whistled back and they ran up and rubbed all over us and where so cute. Grace was thrilled. It was a fun adn cute night.

winter time

Sunday, December 7, 2008

a christmas treat


yesterday the girls and I went with mom and pop to seet he Rockettes downtown, what an amazing show, it ws so wonderful. And the nativity was the most beautiful I had ever seen. What a great treat, you certainly leave there with Christmas in your heart.

Afterwards we went to Little Italy for dinner at Sabatinos's-YUM- homemade pasta so good, and the best garlic bread ever. After we left it ws snowing and it was so nice and christmasy feeling. We walked to a little Itailan bakery and got Itailian Christmas cookies for the boys, and six homemade handfilled cannollies so very good, it was such an awesome day .

wonderful sights, smells, tastes and sounds couldn;t have asked for more:-)

Friday, December 5, 2008

A German Christmas tradition


tonight is St.Nicholas night in Germany, and many of our friends here are celebrating. They leave out their shoes and St.Nick fills them with candy and treats. I thought this was such a sweet idea:-) And we are German on my dads mothers side, that we are going to do it. And maybe have some German pastries in the morning, I am looking at our cookbook and seeing what we can make, or I am going ot find a German bakery- at least for next year-.I do kow I am going to make some wassil I found a nice recipe on one of our homeschool sites that is very kid friendly- apple cider, orange juice and spices heated to warm over the stove -yum.