Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Remember When

This one is for Christopher!!! I was wrapping presents the other night (my very least favorite part of Christmas. I HATE wrapping and I really suck at it) and used up several rolls of wrap. And it made me remember when me, my brother, and sister were young. For some insane reason my parents would leave Christopher in charge. Usually this was fine, but not at Christmas time. He saved the core from the middle of the wrapping paper and would make Shellie and I sit on the couch. If we got up or tried to move at all he would beat us with these. And let me tell you, they made these a lot sturdier way back when. When my parents returned home he would pretend that everything had been just fine and they would leave him in charge next time, too! They must not have believed Shellie and my stories. Oh well. We survived!!

Christmas Fun

It has been awhile since I last posted. We have been taking it easy. Here is what we have been up to. One night we drove around and looked at Christmas lights. Santa and Mrs. Clause were outside at one house and they were handing out candy canes to the kids.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Edible Snowflakes

We found this fun recipe in the December issue of The Friend Magazine. (For more info on the LDS church or this wonderful magazine for children click here.) You just warm a flour tortilla up in the microwave, fold it in half three times, cut with scissors, and fry it in a little vegetable oil. Then we sprinkled them with powdered sugar and sprinkles. They made a quick and yummy bedtime snack!

Baby Update

We have had so many people call to express concern for us. Here is what is happening: Thanksgiving Day was when I started having some problems. Friday morning I went to the ER. They put me on bed rest, but I didn't take it too seriously. Yesterday morning I went back to the doctor and they had me go to the hospital for another ultrasound. The baby does have a heart beat, but it is beating too slow. They said it should be beating at 100 beats per minute, and it was only at 66 beats per minute. Also, he is too small. The doctors said to pray for a miracle and that is what we are doing! I am getting lots of rest, and honestly, it is so boring sitting around doing nothing that I think I may go crazy! I have to go back to the doctor tomorrow for some more blood work and back next Tuesday for another ultrasound. We would appreciate your continued prayers in our behalf. Thank you so much for your concern, prayers, and offers to help!

Randolph the Reindeer

Every year after Thanksgiving my Mom comes up with a craft for us girls to do together. She usually does the majority of the project, too! This is what we made this year. Isn't he cute?!

Horse Cake

I made this cake for my Dad's Birthday last week. I found the idea at Family Fun's website. Gotta love Family Fun!