Sunday, December 19, 2010

On the fifth and sixth day of Christmas!

Yesterday I took my little sister out for her 42nd Birthday, then came home and spent the evening with Abby wrapping presents and listening to Christmas carols. Today Abby, Olivia and I wrapped more presents, then me and Olivia made wonderful Christmas Cupcakes!!

Peanut Butter fudge is next... a family favorite!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

3rd and 4th Day of Christmas!

For the past two days I have tried to focus on doing things for others.. It was difficult because I am still dealing with alot of pain. But I am moving forward! Christmas is so different with older children... The exciting gifts are no longer on their lists, but more practical things. I long for the day when I am back to the toys for grandchildren! But until then I will try my best to make my kids understand the true meaning of the season :) Tomorrow, Abby and I decided we are back to food, baking... the fun part of holidays... :)

No worries... part of baking is also random acts of kindness.... I love to feed neighbors!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

On the second day of Christmas.... Chicken and Dumplins!

Day Two... (definately needed pain medicine... swelling and bruising is not consisitent with trying to be festive!)
If you know me.. you know I don't do flour.. I am afraid of it, I don't get the right consistency for anything.. So, I was going to try to make dumplins with Pillsbury grands, cut in quarters, like the website... the looks I got from my husband... well let's just say he deserves a wife that can do this!! He is amazing in the kitchen, and I am invading his space!! He is a nervous wreck! So I did it... I made my own dumplins flour and all!! I am kind of excited.. and I can tell he is too :) I love doing things for them.. my family!!
Tomorrow will have to be something crafty... He is on duty and won't be here to clean his kitchen.. since I don't put the spices back the right way!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wow.. I followed thru on the first of 12 days of Christmas!

So... it happened I finally got out of my cast!! Stitches are out... still swollen and bruised... but I have to do something more than sit on my couch!!!!

So I decided to make four loaves of homemade banana bread!! I just happened to have 8 bananas that are going bad fast and a basket full of nuts that I can crack! So yes... I made my bread!
Then to top it off... I decided to do a random act of kindness... no pictures it would gross you out!! but I showered and shaved after they took my cast off for my hubby!!! I could not wait... oh I feel so much better!! God is Good!! My next surgery is scheduled for December 22... So I will have to plan ahead if I wanna stay on tract for my 12 days of Christmas!!

My 12 Days of Christmas!

My 12 Days of Christmas!

So I keep seeing things on different blogs, yes, just because I never update mine, does not mean I don’t look at others! Lol… But they are cute little things for the 12 days of Christmas…

I have no idea what I am going to do, but I am going to do it! Just trying to think of something. I have been out of the creative loop for a while now because I had to have ankle surgery, and my entire leg swells up just opening the door to that crazy room! So here are some ideas I think I will do for each day, not all, but I will try to incorporate one a day. Like everything else in my life, it may get tossed to the wayside when it comes time to post it, but I am going to try!!

  • Make something crafty, homemade! Oh how I miss scrapbooking and crafting right now!

  • Make something yummy! I have never been one to just read recipes, but suddenly I have been doing that and I have the urge to cook something for my family. (I hope I don’t throw my hubby into some sort of traumatic shock)

  • Do something for someone else! Random Act of Kindness

  • Spend quality time with Abby. (Last night we played Mad Gab and Catch Phrase for 2 hours, it doesn’t really make sense to play either of these games with only 2 people, but we laughed so hard!)

These are just some ideas… it may be the same one each day… or more than one each day… but I am going to do it!!!!
Hopefully, I will update you tonight with what I did today to start my 12 Days of Christmas!!!
Remember, (reminding myself over and over) forget the stress of the holiday… because Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!