I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly." Galations 2:20-21
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
We were not able to make it to the Christmas Eve service at our church because Byron had to work that day. Our church has a 4:00 and 5:30pm service, so it was hard to make it. Boo. We spent the evening at my parents' house with around 30 family and friends. We had yummy food. I made the mastacioli and my cheesecake bites. I think my 17 year old cousin said, if I remember correctly, "these are the best freakin' things I've ever tasted." We had lots of other delicious foods as well (pictures below).
We had our gift exchange Christmas morning with my sisters and parents. This year we did a Secret Santa using Elfster.com. It worked very well and I think we'll do it again in the years to come.
Later that day my Aunt, Uncle, and three cousins came over along with one of our friends from church. It was a more intimate Christmas Day than we are used to, but I kind of liked it that way. We made homemade pizzas for dinner, played games....good times.
Here are some pictures and video clips of all the fun:
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Okay, so I'm really not into the whole decorating for holidays thing. Byron, however, brought home a Christmas tree he picked up for FREE. A church has their office across the hall from my husband's office at work and they were giving away Christmas trees as an outreach. They had some extras and were giving them away to anyone who wanted one. Somehow he managed to fit the 7/8 foot tree inside of our PT Cruiser.
So, I put up a few Christmas lights in the windows and after rearranging things around the house a little, we put up the Christmas tree. My mom and sister came over and we made strings of popcorn and cranberries and then a few days later Byron, my sister, and I made Christmas ornaments out of applesauce and cinnamon (Thanks Debby & Jeanie). Here are some pictures of our Christmas Time fun...
Stringing popcorn with my mom and Lorielle
My Byron sculpting a masterpiece
What a cutie! She's not a little girl anymore :(
Various ornaments after being painted
This one is for all you Dark Crystal fans outhere: "The Podling," created by me.
So yeah, we rented the The Dark Knight. I liked it overall, but we both agreed that it was a little long. Heath Ledger (R.I.P.) was a great Joker. I recommend it to any Batman fan.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I found this website called healthyflax.com.
It has lots of different recipes using flax. I've made the lentil soup, which was pretty good. I have also made the flax crackers several times including yesterday. My hubby really likes them. It's really simple.
After mixing all the ingredients & chilling the dough for 10min., all you have to do it roll it out.
Monday, December 1, 2008
There was good food and good conversations.
What a Thanksgiving celebration!
I started the day off right by cutting my finger pretty bad on the food processor blade, but I lived.
Here are some pictures of our day...