Monday, January 31, 2011

Bye January!

Who can believe that January has come and gone? I know a lot of people who don't like the month of January, but I do! I love it's slower, snowy days!
"Little January

Tapped at my door today.

And said, "Put on your winter wraps,

And come outdoors to play."

Little January

Is always full of fun;

Until the set of sun.

Little January

Will stay a month with me

And we will have such jolly times -

Just come along and see."

- Winifred C. Marshall, January

I find January a month of quiet reflection on the year past, and the one to come...
it's also a time of organizing for me :) is a month for playing in the snow...
and being cozy around the fire...
working on projects... and baking...
looking through seed catalogs...

...catching up on correspondence...
...starting a new devotional...
listening to a new cd...

I hope you've enjoyed your month of January
I can't wait to see what February will bring!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Busy Day...

How was your day today? Was it a busy one?
Mine was...
Bri was working on chalk art most of the day, so I spent the day alone
in the kitchen.

I had some cream cheese to use up, so I made an Apple Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Above is the bottom layer of batter, with the cream cheese filling on top

I used a jar of apple pie filling that I canned

And I spread that on top

Then, I put the crumb topping and finished with chopped pecans

I baked it in a springform pan, and thought it came out real nice!

I also made two pans of the rolls (my son's request) :)
I let him choose today

Above is my trusty mixer, a big help in my kitchen!

While I was doing that...Brad and Dad went and picked up
his new snowblower (to replace the stolen one)
He got a great deal on it!
The Lord is Good!

Thank you for your prayers

Saturday, January 15, 2011

January Happenings...

Here are a few pictures of what we've been up to thus far in January...

It's been so cold, the doggies need their sweaters!
Bri gearing up to take the guys for a walk...
On our snow day we did some fun things in the kitchen...this was a great way to use up the leftover candycanes!
Another batch of Raspberry Lemon cookies...
We were delighted with the SNOW!

The doggies on Brad's bed for the last time. We got rid of his bunk and got him a regular bed.
Here's a picture of Brad with his snowblower--getting ready for our first snow...before someone stole it!
He only got to use it once. :(
However, we know that all that we have comes from God, and that we're just His, they actually stole from God. Yikes!
Bingley has been playing with his new toys :)

We're only 1/2 way through...and we've enjoyed some beautiful sunsets...and hope for some more
and, bring us more SN*W!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


I'm going to be on hiatus for awhile...but I wanted to say
May 2011 be a real blessing to you!