Friday, December 14, 2007

Santa's Little Helpers

Pictures are worth a thousand words!

Monday, December 10, 2007

My Christmas Cookie Party

This past weekend some ladies from my Bible Study class came over and we baked Christmas cookies! It's our second year to do this and oh what fun! We each supplied the ingredients for a recipe or two and then we baked all day long. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and a great way to get all different kinds of cookies baked!

I have included the recipes for my favorite cookies below. My grandmother made them every year at Christmas time and I always think of her when I make them. In the picture below they are the cookies with green sprinkles on the left.

Swedish Coconut Cookies

2 cups Butter (4 sticks at room temperature)
2 1/3 cups Sugar

Cream together. Then add the following ingredients.

1 ½ tsp. vanilla
3 ¾ cups flour (add gradually with other dry ingredients)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 cups coconut

Mix well. Pack into a 9 x 13 glass dish. Let it chill overnight in refrigerator. Slice into 3 rows. Then slice cookies 1.2” thick (very important). Roll edges into sugar sprinkles (red or green). Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes until light brown color.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Boy is putting lights in the ground a lot of work!! Maybe next year I can get Brandon to put lights up on the house! Or at the very least, hire someone to do it!!!

Sorry they are blurry, but it was cold and rainy outside!

I am so very sorry Lawrence...

My brother brought to my attention that I did not actually put pictures of the master bathroom in my last post and there is a blurry picture of my house. Well, the blurry one will just have to do, but here are the pictures of the bathroom. Sheesh!

Monday, November 12, 2007 of our house!

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I spend entirely too much time in this room watching TV!!!!

My favorite room in the house!!!

I spend a third of my life sleeping in this room...the master bedroom. We just had it painted. It finally feels like home!

The skip trowel on the accent wall.

The master bath.

The guest bathroom. (Otherwise know as Brandon's shaving room. He's just too loud at 4 am!)

The cool new paint job!

The guest bedroom. (Where Brandon sleeps when I am mad at him! Ha!)

The room that keeps Brandon occupied while I am watching too much TV... the office.