Friday, December 26, 2008

I'm dreaming of a Blue Christmas

Something special for Alex's human.

Santa Blue wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Making Christmas

What is Christmas without baking? So we got all the grandkids together for a cookie making party. All the favorites: Peanut Butter Cup in a chocolate chip cookie, Peanut Butter Blossoms, and Chocolate Bear cookie dough with a candy cane kiss.

Putting cookie dough in mini muffin tins - Gwen and Madders did a good job. Melanie helped open candy.

Opening kisses and peanut butter cups but not eating any of them. (what a grinch for a grandma)

Hard at work with no breaks. After baking everyone was allowed to sample candy and of course eat a few cookies.

An artist at work while the cookies are baking - this is George Washington of course...

Three princess posing for a picture after all the baking was over

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tamales Part II

Wanted to share this email I got from the middle of the desert....

The tamales arrived yesterday. They were still cool, and tasted WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for all the time and effort. I was able to share with everyone in the unit, and even had enough for me to have a tamale lunch the next day. Albeit a painful one, as I selected habenaro sauce instead of jalapeno by accident.
It was nothing sort of a miracle; thank you so much for making it happen.

After all these years we finally found a Christmas Gift that was wanted and enjoyed - not an easy thing with most people, even harder with some.

These are the little miracles that make Christmas a special time of year.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Procrasti Nation

What country do you live in? I think that sometimes I reside in the Procrasti Nation.

We knew many months ago that we were going to have a girl baby. We knew that Brie would want a new dress for this new little girl. So why is it that with all the craziness that is my life I am not finished with this dress? First we decided to redo a bathroom - spending more time and money than we planned. We obviously didn't learn from my oldest sister that if you start a project it may take on a life of it's own. Now we do love our newly remodeled bathroom (except for the green bathtub and old medicine cabinet that we will hopefully redo in the spring). It was especially wonderful when abe's sister decided to come pay us a visit and get out of the land of cold.

So here it is Wednesday - with a blessing on Sunday - only three days away. One of which we will be helping with the Bishop's Christmas and then the Christmas program in the evening so that day is shot. Then on Sunday, it is my turn to give the lesson it is "Mothers who know stand strong and immovable in Relief". So sometime I need to finish up my lesson preparations. I may be finishing the last stitches in the middle of the night. But it will be done.

My most important other thing to do this week was to mail tamales to our Son-In-law serving in Iraq. We will see if he gets them and if he gets them and they are still edible that will be wonderful. They cost about $5 a tamale.

Here are a few pictures of a dress that according to the pattern is for an 8-13 lb. baby, but looks way too huge to me. I even cut it down a little because I think it may have fit Melly Roses older sister.