Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas 2011 - Catching Up Post - Cookies

We made and baked sugar cookies and always have fun decorating - it does make a mess! I made homemade icing (with powdered meringue) which worked very well (hardened nicely) but did not taste good! I saw one recipe that called for some almond flavoring. What flavoring do you use in sugar cookie icing? I bought one tube of red icing just in case the homemade didn't work, but never again. It was too thick and too hard for AA to use.
We had fun and Santa enjoyed his snack!

I do wish this one was a little clearer:

Happy New Year's Eve!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Merry Belated Christmas! Happy New Year! Favorite Photo and Best Shot!

Happy Friday!
I needed a break from blogging for awhile; after posting many times a week for a few years now, like anything else there are times when life moves so fast that I didn't make the time to write about it (I can't believe we started our first blog over 6.5 years ago!).

We had a wonderful Christmas with AA and the grown kids and the Grands. Our family gathered at Grandparents Cathy & Werner's place for a Christmas Eve dinner and opening of gifts. We now look forward to 2012 and more fun with AA than anyone can imagine!
I will be back to posting next week and look forward to catching up on your blogs; we love seeing your families grow and reading about your adventures!

See you soon!

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Monday, December 19, 2011

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Last week in Nashville, our Son-In-Law Jesse, along with his fellow musician Lucio Rubino, who together make up the group Story Side B, performed O' Come, O Come Emmanuel as part of a Christmas Special for the Trinity Broadcast Network on the Praise The Lord program. It will be on again tonight, TBN at 7 pm (EST) so you know where we will be in a few minutes!

Jesse wrote the musical arrangement and played guitar (and a few back up vocals).
Check it out on You Tube:

O' Come Emmanuel

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Dylan Turns Two! Best and Favorite Shot Friday

Our youngest granddaughter turns two this week. Happy Birthday Dylan!
I took these photos last week when we visited baby Mila. Dylan was occupied for a few minutes on the floor coloring when she wasn't trying to get into the play action with the two five year olds. My favorite photo is the last one when she looked up at me. She is so easy to photograph. Happy Friday!

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

An Inspiring Christmas..... Christmas Songs

We are so proud of our son-in-law, Jesse Cruce as he is part of a wonderful Christmas album that is recently released. He is credited with song number 20 on the album and composed, arranged, played or sang on four others (4, 7, 13 and 14).

Here's some links to articles about the new Christmas album: at Alpha Omega News, the Jesus Daily, and the 416 Project.
Go to iTunes and download some great Christmas music, enjoy!
Merry Christmas!