December 28, 2008

Various Random Photos & Daily Routine Tag

Ana has tagged me.

So, in no real order, I will:

  1. Check my blog & email, as well as friends blogs.
  2. Bake something or other.
  3. Read a book, unless I've finished everything from the library.
  4. Laugh over something Abbie or Joseph has done. (Or is doing, like right now)
  5. Crochet, sew, knit, or embroider, depending on what I'm working on right then.
  6. Pray.
  7. Hold Caleb and Abigail
I know. Its not really that interesting.

December 25, 2008

December 10, 2008

Unofficially Tagged

I have tagged myself. This meme was found at Ribbons of Light

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your family and friends.
Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!!
Change all the answers so that they apply to you.
Then tag a whole bunch of people you know. Tis the Season to be NICE!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Whatever I find.....before a sibling or parents takes it..... and as long as the present fits....

2. Real or fake tree? Mostly fake, but we've done real before.

3. When do you put up a tree?
Normally right after Thanksgiving, but this time will be a little late sue to the vacation we just returned from, and the fact that all my siblings other than Caleb are sick.

4. When do you take it down?
No set date....sometime after Xmas

5. Do you like eggnog?

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Probably some sort of toy, but I'm not sure right now.

7. Hardest person to buy for?
Mom & Dad (Stephen too, sometimes)

8. Easiest person to buy for?

9. Do you have a nativity scene?
As in, something for the yard or for in the house? (Yes to the latter)

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Mail, when we do them.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
I don't know . . .

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Its a wonderful life.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I make most of the gifts.....

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
I may have.....once, back when I was 5....

15. Favourite thing to eat at Christmas?
Do I have to pick just one? Just about anything other than Butter Letter.

16. Lights on the tree?
Oh yes. I don't know if we would survive without lights!!!

17. Favourite Christmas song?
Ummm....O Holy Night, Hark the Harold Angels Sing, Angels from the Realms of Glory, I Saw Three Ships, Oh, Christmas Tree, Do you see what I see?, O come, O come, Emanuel, The Twelve Days of Christmas, O Little town of Bethlehem, We Three Kings, While Shepherds Watched their flocks by Night, Good King Wencanlas, The Little Drummer Boy, Go Tell it on the Mt., Away in a Manger, - Just about anything!

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Stay home....

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's?
Maybe 4 or so.....

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?

21. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning?
Stockings on Xmas Morn, Presents on Xmas Eve.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
That no one says "Merry Christmas" anymore. Its always "Happy Holidays". And that a big fat red Santa has taken over, and everyone seems to think that Xmas is about finding lots of gifts under the tree, rather than remembering the greatest gift of all, God's son, Jesus.

23. Favourite Ornament theme or color? I like the traditional Christmas colors best.....

24. Favourite for Christmas dinner?

25. Favourite Decorations? Almost all of them.....though we do have some rather odd Tree decor.

26. What do you want for Christmas this year?
A. lot. more. than. I. will. get. (Harp, Camara, books, Horse,....)

I tag: Rebecca, Hannah, Ana, Lindsey, Taylor, Bria, Sarah Jane, & Sarah Beth. If didn't tag you but would like to be, consider yourself tagged.

November 21, 2008

We've upgraded.... a 15 passenger van!

November 13, 2008

15 things about me.....

I was tagged by Taylor this time.

  1. I simply cannot stand cockroches
  2. I wish I could paint every sunset, sunrise, or pretty sky that I see.
  3. I have worn my favorite skirt so much part of it has turned a ugly grayish-brown. (It used to be a light colored denim)
  4. I don't like spiders, and if they are bigger than a dime or a non daddy long leg type it is worse. And one is trapped under a tupperware about 18" away from my foot as I type.
  5. I am having a hard time thinking of 15 stuff about me.
  6. I don't like any kind of fizzy drinks.
  7. I eat my grits the "yankee way" (with brown sugar)
  8. I have made coloring pages out of my favorite photos (using the computer)
  9. I do not like the so called "art" nowadays
  10. I do not look good in yellow
  11. I once had my hair cut to shoulder length (never again)
  12. I am not normally a very word-y person
  13. I have been amazed at the "lack" of tornados in AL (not that I like them...)
  14. I don't like any type of seafood
  15. I have no idea why people are so crazy about the game of Football

November 6, 2008

Tagged again!

This time by Bria.

The Rules:
Link to the person who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Write Six Random Things about yourself.
“Tag” six-or-so other people at the bottom of your post.
Leave comments on their blogs, letting them know they have been tagged.
Let the person who tagged you know when you have written the post.

  1. Unlike my brother, I dislike carrying anything in my pockets.
  2. I once cried because my sister Lizzie's room was re-arranged. (I was 6)
  3. I hardly ever measure anything when I bake.
  4. I don't like turtlenecks. (Mock turtlenecks are alright though.)
  5. I have lived in 5 different states. (Oregon, New Jersey, Iowa, Minnesota, Alabama)
  6. I have always wanted a German Shepherd.
I tag:
Anyone who would like to be tagged.

November 5, 2008

Just so that y'all know the rest of them are still alive......

Joseph, After sneezing: "Bless me"
Abigail: "The Baby, she is a boy. I like it."

November 3, 2008

S'more Pictures

Tagged once again......

...For the 6 things meme, this time by Stephen.

The Rules:

• Link to the person who tagged you.
• Post the rules on your blog.
• Write Six Random Things about yourself.
• “Tag” six-or-so other people at the bottom of your post.
• Leave comments on their blogs, letting them know they’ve been tagged.
• Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve written the post.


  1. I enjoy collecting things.
  2. I am known for both sleepwalking & sleep talking
  3. I (and some of my siblings) are learning both Hebrew and Spanish.
  4. My hair is currently 29" long.
  5. If I ever had to choose a "Job", I would be a interior decorator.
  6. Other than myself, I know 8 or 9 Hannah's (and one of them even shares my middle name)


I'm not sure who to tag, so I will simply tag anyone who wishes to be tagged. I would also like to remind of my family members that they were tagged one month ago......

October 29, 2008

Stephen has a blog!

Check it out Here

October 24, 2008

More Pics of Caleb

My apology for a few rather blurry shots.

October 21, 2008

Baby Caleb.......

...has arrived!! He weighs 7lbs & 14ozs, and came at 11:22 pm. last night!
He and Mom are both doing great.

October 14, 2008

Another Meme - Fall Favorites

1. Favorite Smell? Apple Cider as it heats up on the stove

2. Favorite Food?
Sweet Potatoes or Apple Pie

3. Favorite Color?
Dark Red and Burnt Orange

4. Favorite Drink?
Apple Cider

5. Favorite Treat?
Slices of Granny Smith apples dipped in cinnamon and sugar

6. Favorite Place to go?
Not sure on this one.....I like shopping, but the stores are filled with decorations for a certain celebration that occurs on Oct. 31.......I guess I enjoy being anywhere where I see the fall colors......

7. Favorite Candy?
Candy Corn

8. Favorite Movie to watch?
Don't have one.

9. Favorite Clothing to wear?
Sweaters. I don't get to wear them much down here, but I always enjoy it when I can.

10. Favorite Outdoor Activity?
Walking, Frisbee, playing ball with Abbie, or swinging.

11. Favorite Football Team?
We officially go for Alabama, but I really don't even understand the sport at all.

12. Favorite Fall Holiday?

13. Favorite Haunted place? (you know haunted means “frequently visited”?)
Our yard. I love to pick bouquets any time of the year, and the colors of fall are so pretty.

14. Favorite Food at Thanksgiving Dinner?

15. Favorite Pie?
Apple or Berry or Chocolate silk or Coconut cream.

16. Favorite Fall Hobby?
Picking "Bouquets" or raking leaves

17. Favorite Fall Memory? The 2 that come to mind are: Burying Stephen in leaves & Jumping in leaf piles with friends at Church. (both from when I was 5 or 6)

18. Favorite Fall Sight?
Leaves turning different colors

19. Overall Favorite thing about Fall? Relief from summer heat, the colors, and the apples.

20. Overall Favorite Season? Fall

I tag: Hannah F.

October 8, 2008

Sweet Potatos!

Stephen with an abundance of his least favorite food

The largest and smallest potatoes

Can anyone (other than my family) guess how many there are? (87)

October 4, 2008

Six Things Meme ~ Abigail

  • I Love looking up. Whether I look at ceiling fans, stars, or wal-marts ceiling, its a great experience.
  • I have always liked to stick out my tongue.

Abigail sometime last winter

  • I not only enjoy helping crack eggs into a bowl, but I also used to enjoy dropping eggs on the floor.
  • I love posing for photos
  • My favorite dress is the white one I am wearing in the above photo
  • I don't like getting wet

October 2, 2008

6 things Meme

Once again, Jasmine tagged whoever would like to participate, and once again, I am grabbing for the "blog fodder".

The Rules:
  • Link to the person who tagged you.
  • Post the rules on your blog.
  • Write six random things about yourself.
  • Tag sixish people at the end of your post.
  • Let each person know he or she has been tagged.
  • Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

  1. I am left handed
  2. I can't stand macaroni & cheese
  3. I don't like wearing sneakers (tennis shoes)
  4. I didn't know there was a world war I till I was 12, but I knew a lot about WWII.
  5. I used to think that butter grew on trees in Alaska. (The sticks would melt if they grew anywhere else)
  6. I love medjool dates
  7. (I must be really odd, I'm going over the requirement) I read fast. Really fast. I read through To Have and To Hold in 3 days. I read From Dark to Dawn in 2. So Much More was read in 2 days. I've been known to go through 3 books a day. When we go on vacation, I have to take an average of 4 books a day, and still need to pace myself and do cross-stitch or something in between books.

    I'm going to tag my family (Mom, Stephen, Lizzy, Esther, Joseph and Abbie.) They are welcome to use my blog to post it. Or they can do it in the comments if they like.

September 30, 2008


Creaming the butter

Adding Sucanat...

....and milk


No one touch, their poisoned!

never mind, they taste fine

where did they go?


The finished product.

Chocolate chip cookies

  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 cups sucanat

  • 1 tsp. milk

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup olive oil

  • 4 cups whole wheat pastry flour

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • ½ tsp. cream of tarter

  • 1 tsp. soda

  • 2 cups (dark) choc. chips

Cream butter and sugar, add milk, vanilla, egg, & oil. Mix dry ingredients and gradually add to wet mix. Add chips. Bake at 350 for 9-10 min.