Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Happenings

We are experiencing Arctic Blast Weather here in the Willamette Valley. In truth we had a huge snow fall (about an inch) and frigid conditions (below freezing). It is a little embarrassing how we get so worked up over our weather. When other areas of the country have several feet of snow and move along like no big deal, but we are virtually "frozen" the schools are closed and many businesses. It feels like a holiday!!
Yesterday was to be Sam's program at church and he has his first talking part, certain to be a star as he is the most dramatic child alive!

He whipped up this hat yesterday, when he was finished he said "now that was an easy project!" Maybe he was hoping to convince me to make one? Or maybe thinking Dad would get a creative bug?? Unfortunately the program was delayed until next week...

Thankfully the cookie party I was going to wasn't cancelled. Feast your eyes on these lovelies!!
I was more than a little impressed with these adorable cupcakes. Oh my gosh I said (screamed) those are the cutest things I have ever seen!!

Who did those??

Are they made from sugar paste?? No.... They are gum and tictacs !!!

As for who the domestic diva that created them???

Here is a hint

Yes, the love bird!
Not just cute, but clever too!!

Miss Brandi is contemplating... how did she do that ???

Her mom was just a little amused that the one she thought not quite so domestic, out shines the rest of us!!

A few more little cuties around the house

Here is a good idea for the Christmas table.I thought you might enjoy the cookie recipe I took. It is from Dave's Grandma Jone's.

Time to get to work cleaning the igloo, I mean house, and I need to get Iron Man to do something besides make a creative mess.

Please pray for sun!


  1. What beautiful pictures! They make me want to just jump into them. I love your header too. I so enjoyed my visit here. Blessings, Debbie

  2. Put my name on that prayer chain for sun! How does that song go "ohh the weather outside is frightful"The party is the delightful part.Happy Junken Trails(with chains of course)

  3. You captured my real beauty! oh well it was a ton of fun! Pam was showing off her program like yours last night, it is way cool. It was nice seeing you, stay warm!

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  5. The cookies look delicious!! Maybe I'll whip up some cookies today since we too are stranded at home. Take care and stay warm. xoxo Cindy

  6. Sam is dramatic? Hmmmm....wonder why?

    Remember the cookie party we went to at Pam's...oh about 100 years ago?


  7. I have been so out of blog reading lately I feel like I don't know what is going on with you. Snow? Cookies? Cute decoration? You have been busy! I better get to readin to catch up.
    Love the cupcake. I might have to lift that idea and call it my own! Thank you

  8. I always enjoy reading your posts and looking at the eye candy in your photos. Merry Christmas

  9. Gum and tic tacs! That girl has to be more clever than Martha, seriously!! I love those! (And yet again, when I read it I didn't believe you and thought you were kidding)! I had to ZOOM in to see for myself! Gorgeous! My work is CLOSED tomorrow, so the day I was supposed to work (on my day off) is NOW, once again my day off! Hurray!

    Love ya