Wednesday, December 27, 2006

20 below

It is 20 below today. A good day to stay in and we did.

 I decided that for Christmas I would give my husband the gift of me getting healthier. I have not told him yet but I decided none the less. I have been struggling with no energy since Thanksgiving. I have stretched myself and I can feel it. So, I decided to eat healthier, I have very little appetite lately, so I eat breakfast and more vegetables. Plus, I have decided to get outside every day unless it is colder than 20 below. I just came in from my outside time for today. I walked for a few minutes and promptly came in, but I have made it two days now. I also try to go out during the daylight hours for the sun.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

school, already?

Well, not really, we had a game day today. We will practice music today and do some reading. Also, we did not give the kids toys this year, so it was either outdoor items, crafts or games, so we will be doing lots of crafting and playing games the rest of the winter.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Goings on

We have just been slow and easy here. All the shopping is completed (minus one gift) and I just need to start cooking for Christmas dinner!  Merry Christmas to you all,

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May the Lord find us faithful.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Let the candy making begin!!

We began our Christmas candy making tonight. We made the peanut butter part of the peanut butter balls and our first batch of orange fudge.  Yes, I said orange fudge.  I will post the recipe here, this one is a must taste. One note though, if you follow the directions yours will not be this orange as I did not have the dropper food colorings so I had to guess, but hey this will work for those of you who are Tennessee fans!Decmeber2006.jpg

Orange fudge

Place 3/4 cup butter

 3 cups sugar and

3/4 cup heavy cream in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil 4 minutes.

Remove from heat and add:

1 bag white chips

1 small jar marshmallow creme

Remove 1 cup of this mixture and set aside.

To the pan mixture add:

12 drops yellow food coloring

5 drops red food coloring

3 tsp. orange extract

Mix until orange and pour into a 9x13 inch pan that is well greased.

Pour white mixture in glops on top of orange and swirl with a knife. Let set.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Climb Aboard!!

Here are our gingerbread creations! This is a first for me, we usually buy the kit, but this year we saw the train and had to give it a whirl. It was not that difficult. I made the gingerbread one day and we assembled the next day. As you can see blessing #1 really got into it, only he kept leaving to check the score of the football game tonight, which was helpful as each step needed to set up before the next one was added. May the Lord find us faithful.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

winter fun

snow machine


The blessings got a snowmachine for Christmas from their grandparents. I think they will enjoy this one for quite some time. We are going to aim for getting out there today and giving it go. (If I can start the thing!!)

May the Lord find us faithful.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Tomorrow's to do list

Of course we will get our formal schooling accomplished, but my goals are to attack the laundry and make the gingerbread for our gingerbread train. We still need to candy shop so we can at least make the pieces, that will definitely be enough for one day. May the Lord find us faithful.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Away for the weekend

I will be away for the rest of the weekend with some busy preperation things for a big event here this weekend.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Finally home

We are home for the first day this week. This whole week will busy but we were home today and should be tomorrow!! I love being home. We will also begin our Christmas cookie and candy making next Monday!! Yum, Yum! I will add pictures as we go.

May the Lord find us faithful.


Monday, December 4, 2006

Here we are

Here are the blessings at the inauguration:






What a treat to get to see this today.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Sunday, December 3, 2006


I had to look the proper spelling of this word up the dictionary;-|  Oh well, at least I admit it. Now back to the subject, we are going to the inauguration for our new governor today. Our state capital is Juneau which is far away from Fairbanks, but the inauguration is here this year so we are loading up and going to check it all out tomorrow.

I had better get to bed and get my rest for the big day, plus music lessons!!

May the Lord find us faithful.