Returning to normal….

Hello to all of you! :)

I hope that y’all have had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying a wonderful time with family and friends as you prepare for the New Year. :)

Thanks to everyone that has left me a comment, Twittered, Facebook messaged, emailed, etc. I have very much enjoyed reading your sweet comments and messages. :)
Thank you also to my SSA, who sent me the most lovely package in the mail for Christmas. :) It was very much appreciated! ((hugs))

I am sorry that I haven’t checked in sooner. We caught a stomach bug and I am still getting over it. Yuck! Not fun right after vacation. LOL!

I am working on uploading pictures to Facebook and then I will begin to get them up here on my blog. :)

I can’t wait to *talk* to everyone again. It feels like it has been ages! :)



We have officially 10 days to go until we leave for this trip.
I am not sure how often I will be able to get to the computer as we are preparing and packing for 12 people vacationing for a week (over Christmas), so I will be somewhat scarce.

I am going to try and upload pictures to the blog at some point after we get back, and I might be able to upload some to Facebook during the week. I am also going to try and Twitter what we are doing every day when we get back to our hotel.

Of course, if you need anything, you can drop me an email by clicking the link on the sidebar. I will try and respond as soon as possible. :)

One more thing- I created a button so that people can link to my site. You can click “My Button” on the toolbar above to retrieve it. I would love to trade links with you! :)

Happy Holidays, and God bless.

See you soon!

I’ve been tagged…

Lacy, over at “A Godly Maiden”, tagged me for this fun meme.

~”Ten Things I Do Daily”~

1. Get out of bed. :)

2. Eat three good meals a day. Oh, and maybe a few snacks…….

3. Take at least 50 pictures of random things.  (fun!)

4. Check my email, Facebook, and Twitter. Respond to anything that needs a response, and trash the junk/spam emails.

5. Cook dinner and/or dessert afterwards.

6. Do school (right now, we are researching Washington DC and famous historical people and sights in the area.)

7. Breathe. Everyone does that every day. LOL!

8. Read my Bible and pray. And pray. And pray. You probably get the idea.

9.  I am always working on some kind of craft project. Right now, it is lingering Christmas projects.

10. Read or write something about our current political state. Don’t even get me started folks……


Ok, I tag:

Jasmine, over at :Joyfully at Home

McKenzie, over at: Pecan Pastures

Kira, over at The Mission of A Christian

Flibby, over at Flibby Pie

Liberty, over at Oatmeal Kisses

Have fun!


Gingerbread Men

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. molasses
  • 3 1/2 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/3 c. water

Preheat oven to 375^ F. Cream butter and sugar thoroughly with electric mixer. Beat in molasses. Blend all dry ingredients. Alternately add blended dry ingredients and water to the butter sugar mixture. Dough will become stiff, so that last dry addition may need to be blended in by hand. Work dough until it is smooth in consistency. If dough sticks to your hands, lightly dust them with flour. Careful though, too much flour makes dough dry and hard. When dough is easy to work, you’re ready to roll it out and make gingerbread men. If your not going to make your gingerbread men right away, wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate. Refrigerated dough will keep for a week, but be sure to remove it 3 hours prior to rolling so it softens and is workable. Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick and cut out gingerbread men. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on cooling racks.