Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Lights

While I'm at my kitchen sink, I see these lights from Thanksgiving til Christmas. Quite the busy display. It's dark tonight, so I guess they took them down since the weather was nice today.
Here's what it looks like up close!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


We wish you a merry Christmas...enjoy the greatest gift of all.
Jesus the Christ, Son of the living God!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A FUN Project!

You've heard of ice jams...yeah, sends chills up your spine! Well, what you see in the photo here are "BRYCE-jams" which have the opposite affect. I made these Bryce-jams to take the chill off. They are virtually a fleecy wearable blanket. Being worn by Bryce makes them just that much more special!

The Little Caramel Factory

Every year I strive to make caramels like my dear sister-in-law, Kris who would bless us with them every Christmas. She was taught by a sweet little old neighbor named Ann, who gave her all the details on how to get the perfect, melt-in-your mouth result. Well, not so easy for me-- each year I try to follow the details laid out by Kris in an email sent to me in 1996. Sometimes I must stir them beyond the 242 degrees and they end up like "Slo-Poke" suckers. This year I took a few seconds away from the 45 minutes of stirring and got a really weird result of a crystalized confection...I probably couldn't repeat that if I tried. Anyway, for some odd reason I'm driven to make these each year. They're challenging, but so worth it when they turn out right!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

...meanwhile, someone bakes bread...

PS3 Action!


Thank you Tonya for making me get beyond my comfort zone with technology...well, I'm still not real comfortable with it, but you made me do Facebook and now you're making me do this! I may learn how to fix photos in photoshop someday too. We'll see.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Patty Cakes Page

Here she is blogging. It's a miracle.