Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 31 - My Family

last, but definitely not least -


So much to say about all of these people (and more little ones not pictured) my heart really is full of love and gratitude for each of them and how much they mean to me. I've been blessed to be born into a wonderful family, and my siblings have given me wonderful in-laws that I've grown close to and love as much as my siblings, and new little ones to kiss and hug and love.

Thank you family.

Love you tons.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 29 - Decorating Cookies


it's fun.
even if it does look like a two year old did some of them. (:

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day 28 - Children's Artwork

I found these while sifting through things in my room.
I think one of Bethany's kids drew them for me.
cute, right?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Day 27 - Clean Sheets

the first night in freshly washed bed linen is definitely something to look forward to
(and if they've been dried outside, even better)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day 26 - Visiting Teachers

thankfully my visit wasn't like this

I met my new visiting teacher today, and she is wonderful.
We have a lot in common and spent quite a while talking.
I love it when I hit it off with people.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 25 - People Who Know Things

click to enlarge
here's hoping it works

And a very Merry Christmas! I hope yours was wonderful!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Day 24 - The Christmas Story

a little wise Guy
(I mean wise man)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 23 - Walk-In Showers

... that make it easier to get clean dogs...


I don't know if you can tell, but Max actually looks white now

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 21 - Snow

video

I guess I'm mostly grateful for a car that can drive in snow. (:

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 20 - Giving Blood


blood drive at the Murray donor center on Tuesday
go if you can!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 15 - New Experiences

video
skiing for the first time EVER

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 11 - New Recipes

Holiday Nog

What You Need:
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup dates, pitted
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped, or 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 3 cups water
What You Do:
  • In a blender, place all ingredients. Blend until smooth and serve.

I got this from a friend's blog earlier this week. Tried it out last night and discovered it's not as weird as I would have thought. And for a much healthier alternative to egg nog, it's not bad.

Recipe found here.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 2 - Friends

DC, FDR Memorial, March 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010