Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy Anniversary

Now you know where I've been all day - celebrating!!! Yes - today is our fifteenth wedding anniversary - it feels like just yesterday, right Joe!?!?! :) We have a had a fun day - doing things we really wanted to do - ok, not quite EVERYTHING we WANTED to do - we had to take down Christmas decorations!! But other than that - it's been a fun day - now I'll leave you with a glimpse of 15 short years ago!! (not a great picture, but you get the point!)

Friday, December 28, 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My Christmas Gift to You!!

In the spirit of Christmas, I thought all of my blog readers deserved a gift - so, since you all asked for it - I am giving you the coveted "Laisy Daisy Oatmeal Cake" recipe!!!

Cake: 1 1/4 C boiling water
1 C Oatmeal, uncooked
1/2 C. Margarine
1 C White Sugar
1 C Brown Sugar
1 t. Vanilla
2 Eggs
1 1/2 C Sifted Flour
1 t. Soda
1/2 t. Salt
3/4 t. Cinnamon
1/4 t. Nutmeg

Pour boiling water over oats; cover; let stand 20 minutes.
Beat butter until creamy, gradually add sugars; beat until fluffy. Blend in vanilla and eggs. Stir in oats. Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Pour into well-greased and floured 9"square pan. Bake 350 degrees 50-55 min. COOL.

FROSTING: 1/4 C. Melted Butter
1/2 C Packed Brown Sugar
3 T 1/2 & 1/2 or Evap Milk
1/3 C. Chopped Nuts
3/4 C. Coconut

Combine all frosting ingredients; spread over cake. BROIL until bubbly and brown. Serve warm or cool.

NOW - if you make this - I need to know what you think!!! So leave a comment!!!
Oh, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Favorite Photo Friday


You all know how much I love pictures of myself - NOT!!! But this is one we had done when we had our family pictures taken. I love Chloe's "look"!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Birthday Girl

Just a few short (cough, cough) years ago - I entered this world!!! I DO NOT like birthdays - but this year I am going to try to enjoy it!!! So far - I have been pleasantly surprised because, in the midst of a VERY busy season, I have had two wonderful surprises!!!

A man bursts into the library with a balloon bouquet singing, "Happy Birthday." Well - I did what any good librarian should, I responded with, "SHhhhhhhh!!!" Thanks, Mr. Brian!!!

And, I got home from work and my dear husband had one of my favorite cakes waiting for -- a Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake. I know, it's a day early, but tomorrow is just crammed full!!
And all of you crazy bloggers with Birthday Greetings on your blogs - you are TOO much!! I know where you blog!!!

Thanks all - you've made my day special - but don't think I'm in THAT great of a mood, I'm still not revealing my age - it's 30ish and holding!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Favorite Photo Friday


We sent this out to all of our friends this year as our Christmas Greetings - don't ever claim we are cheap -we sent out gifts this year to our whole Christmas Card list!!!!- yes, Screensavers!!! Gotta love that!!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Favorite Photo Friday

Yes, Yes, I know it's Saturday - but that's how my life is right now - one day behind - ALWAYS!!! So here it is - Favorite Photo Friday on Saturday (hmm, thinking that sounds like a good new weekly post!!)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

A Great Reminder

I just thought this was SO good - I had to share (you may have to turn off the music on the sidebar to hear it though...)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Saturday Before-Christmas Fun

What are we doing in the month of December over here on a Saturday!!??! Well - making cut-out cookies, of course. Yes - we do subject ourselves to torture!!! But it was fun - and I'll come clean - I have better frosters than I could ever be!!
And Chloe's grin is because she was just supposed to be doing "sprinkles" - you see what she snuck into when no one was looking!!!!
When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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