Thursday, December 29, 2011

Just another day in the house, muffins, rests, and Graceisms.

Today is another interesting day in the C household. I am trying something new, I bought Strawberry muffin mix at the grocery store. I mixed 4 large fresh cut strawberries, 1 cup milk, 1 cup old fashioned oats, and 1/4 cup flax seeds, with the muffin mix. Mixed it well and filled 12 muffin/cupcake cups in the muffin pan. I then baked it at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until the stick comes clean. They smell delicious as I write this, they are cooling. I have before and after pictures to come soon. Grace and I are going to share one and see how they taste. I hope they are as delicious as they smell. Before going into the oven:
Done and Cooling off:
G eating one, and the taste test results are: They are delicious, G asked for another one.
Today's Graceism, or phrase of the day: Giraffes can clean their noses with their tongues,I want to be able to do that too. Thought about today's Graceism. Where did that come from? How to I talk about this with her? What do u say as an answer to this one? The things my 4 year old thinks about and talks about just make my day everyday.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas time and what this time of the year means to me.

Its the time of year I think most people love, CHRISTMAS time. Christmas has a huge place in my heart. It means so much to me. I have so many great memories of Christmas from the past 26 years.

My fondest memory, or maybe I should say my most vivid memory, I am either combining two or it happened the same Christmas I cannot remember, we lived in Pennsylvania. I remember we got home from Church and were getting our pajamas on, when the phone rang it was SANTA! WOW a phone call from SANTA that was amazing and awesome. He was telling me how he was having trouble putting my brothers Piano in his sleigh and my doll house. It was amazing and wonderful and kept the magic alive in me about that time of year. I remember I could hardly sleep that night I was so excited. I cannot remember if the next part is the same Christmas or a different one. We were all sleeping in my parents room when all of the sudden, we heard footsteps on the roof, and santa laugh, it was great and wonderful and amazing. The joys and innocence of childhood were awesome.

Traditions I Love:
We always can open our stockings when we first awake in the morning. Those are always fun, my mom packs them with fun and silly things.

We ALWAYS have overnight Brunch for Christmas Breakfast

We always separate and open presents in a circle, goes slow but we get to see what everyone got and the joy on their face.

We play board games and just hang out together

I love doing this kind of stuff with my family.

This year I am excited I have done a few crafts with G for Christmas and we are going to do more today. I know its a little late to do some now since Christmas is only 11 days away. But I want her to have memories of doing Christmas crafts with her mommy like I have of doing them with my mommy. Always fun times.

That's not the only thing this time of year means to me. This time of year is important to me as a Christian Woman. It is a time to celebrate the birth of a baby, who saved me from my sins, because his father wanted me to live a life where I could dwell with him and love him and cherish him. I thank God everyday for sending us Jesus to die for me. Little old me what I have ever done that was significant? Nothing really, but God loves me enough that he sent his son for me. That is so hard to fathom. How could anyone have a child whom they love and know that in the end their child would die to save all of humanity? That to me is an amazing parent who could allow that to happen to their child. I love Jesus and this time of year in our household is all about him with little emphasis on Santa, because the real reason for Christmas in our house is CHRIST! Thank you God for sending your son for me.

Well thats my update for today. Hope you all have a joyous and wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season.