Monthly Archives: December 2008

Our Christmas Miracle

Last Tuesday evening, Shannon and I decided it would be the perfect night to take the kids to ride around town to look at Christmas lights. Anna Katherine was actually spending the night at a friend’s house, and we thought it would be a nice way to let the boys “wind down” while we had […]

Merry Christmas

Two days ago our family experienced our own Christmas miracle. After I’ve had some time to process it all and catch my breath, I’ll somehow put it into words. For now, I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May you enjoy every moment during the holidays spent with the ones you love […]

The Little Gingerbread Thief

For several years it’s been a tradition for my Mom (“Nana”) to have the granddaughters over to her house several weeks before Christmas for an afternoon of decorating gingerbread houses. Anna Katherine, Reagan, and Avery always look forward to this annual event and proudly display their masterpieces in their respective homes. This is Anna Katherine’s […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday #36

Tangy Barbecue Sandwiches 2-3 cups chopped celery1 cup chopped onions1 cup ketchup1 cup barbecue sauce1 cup water2 Tbsp. vinegar2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce2 Tbsp. brown sugar1 tsp. chili powder1 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. pepper1/2 tsp. garlic powder3-4 lb. boneless chuck roasthamburger buns Combine all ingredients (except roast and buns) in crock-pot and mix well. Add roast. Cover […]

Christmas Tour of Homes 2008

Well, I’d love to tell you that the reason I haven’t posted in the last 12 days is because I’ve been terribly busy decorating my house for this particular event. But that would be a big, fat lie. I’ve just stayed far away from the computer the last few days, for a variety of reasons. […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday #35

I received an e-mail last week from my friend Beth which made me feel like I’d opened my first Christmas present. It had an attachment containing literally boocoodles of crock-pot recipes. You name it, and there’s a recipe for it. You want enchiladas? Got it. Cabbage rolls? Done. I haven’t had a chance to look […]

Celebration With The Little People

This past Sunday, we threw a little birthday bash for Walt here at the house. Several family members and a few of Walt’s little buddies came for the celebration. After the first few guests arrived, Walt soon realized the event was all about him. And once as he saw the cake, he knew he’d hit […]