Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Christmas Morning

What happens when Santa brings boxing gloves to little girls? Well these girls wasted no time putting them on and heading straight for daddy!

They got him good too!

It was so nice to find a little Grant Beckstrand in my husband this morning! Jake made us a yummy breakfast and it was good! He looks cute making breakfast, I think he should do it more often!

This was my SPECIAL project this year. I made the girls blankets. My friend Laurel did a great job embroidering the girls names on them. I'm so glad they were a huge hit because it was truly a labor of love!

Thank You. . .

Grandma and Grandpa Beck! We LOVE our new guitar and wii games! We will be putting them to good use soon! Jake loves his football game too!
Thank You Uncle Tom and Aunt Shannon for the AWESOME coin purses and jewelry case. We love them! We thought we hit the jackpot when we discovered $5 inside!
Thank you Tom and Shannon for the game! From what you guys tell me it should be a fun game. I hope I can talk my family into playing it today!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

After Years of Owning. .

a food saver, I finally used it! My blog fairy friend would be sooo proud of me! We bought these sealers about 3 years ago and I just now used it! I was prompted by the latest food storage purchase. I bought 25 pounds of chocolate chips! We all need a little chocolate in our lives when life gets tough, right? So here it is ladies, come and trade with me when you need a little chocolate in your life!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma!

We love and miss you! We are excited to see you tomorrow! :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

See, I Can Be Fun. . .

SOMETIMES! The girls ALWAYS beg me to buy them one of these gingerbread houses. I usually say "maybe" and pretend like I forget!! I know, I know, I'm such a bad mom! I decided to brake down and buy them one this year. They had a great time making it after fighting about who gets to make what part! Of course, you don't see the after picture of the frosting slash candy fight. See that's why I forget!

*No, that's not our dog and yes that's their cute cousin Sydney!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Yummy Gift Idea

Sure to win over any cream cheese lover. This is a great way to keep your gift giving simple and very tasty. Here's the recipe for all you cream cheese FROSTING lovers.

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

1 8oz. package cream cheese
1 stick butter
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Mix well. Add in
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
3/4 c. powder sugar
Mix well. Add in 3/4 c. mini chocolate chips. After you mix in chips, just roll into a ball and refrigerator for one hour. Serve with either chocolate or honey graham crackers.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Need a little pixie dust?

Well I sure did and look what that cute little fairy brought me! A darling new look! Now I have a reason to blog again! :)