Thursday, December 31, 2009

Day 139 - December 31, 2009

Last post of 2009! Happy New Year's Eve Everyone!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 138 - December 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Day 137 - December 29, 2009

It was like Christmas morning all over again. Greg woke me up and rushed me out to the nearest store to pick up a copy of "9" which was released on DVD this morning. You should have seen his face light up. And I was beaming with pride and telling anyone who would listen that MY husband worked on this film.

Back at home, we tore open the package and popped it into the Blu-Ray player. And guess who made the Special Features?

Once again, I am a proud wife! Love you, Greg!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Day 135 - December 27, 2009

John 1:14

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Day 134 - December 26, 2009

Rockin' around the Christmas tree!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Day 133 - December 25, 2009

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." -Luke 2:10-12

"Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." - Luke 2:14

Today, among the presents and the Christmas tree, the carols and the turkey, we celebrate the birth of a baby. Yet, the story is about much more than a little babe. It's about God entering our human world to save us from sin and give us eternal life with Him. I can bet you that no present under the tree this year or any year can be greater than the gift God gave us this day.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Day 132 - December 24, 2009

Christmas came early at our house this year. Yesterday morning, the doorbell rang and look what we found sitting outside our door. The latest blog giveaway prize.

If you haven't heard of or seen a PlasmaCar before, get yourself out from under that rock and discover one of the greatest children's toys ever made.

Like their logo says, this car is "Pure Energy! Pure Fun!" Micah had a blast riding around Opa's gym yesterday afternoon. But the fun didn't stop there...

Uncle Dave, Opa, and I all took the car for a spin! The beauty of this car is that there is no age limit. Perfect for riders aged 2 to 102!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Day 131 - December 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day 130 - December 22, 2009

Bake something for someone you love this week or better yet, watch someone you love bake!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Day 129 - December 21, 2009

Proud to be Canadian!

Yesterday afternoon, my family and I witness a little piece of history as the Vancouver 2010 Olympic torch ran through Virgil, ON. We stood proudly with fellow Canadians waving our flags and cheering on the torchbearers. And to think that in only 53 days, that flame will light The Olympic Cauldron signifying the beginning of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games!

It's such a shame that the year the Olympics come to Canada, we will be living in the US. We are definitely going to miss the Canadian coverage but we'll be cheering on our athletes from afar.

For today, enjoy some photos of our Olympic experience!

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

106 Days...

45,000 km...

12,000 Torchbearers...

Go Canada!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Day 128 - December 20, 2009

John 1:5

"The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it."

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Day 127 - December 19, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mom (in-law)! So glad we could be together to celebrate it this year!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 126 - December 18, 2009

Our 2009 family Christmas photo! Tonight was the first time in about a year that we have all been together for a family meal and unfortunately, it will be the last for several months. Bon voyage, Matty! We love you and we'll miss you!

(Sniff, sniff. We're not going to cry...right, Steph?)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 124 - December 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 123 - December 15, 2009

Heavenly. Mouth-wateringly delicious. To die for. Just a few of the comments I got on the Raspberry Strudel recipe I tried out this evening. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but it is pretty darn incredible! Definitely a recipe we’ll be adding to our family cookbook. Give it a try this holiday season. You and your guests will not be disappointed.

Raspberry Strudel

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  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ cups Butter
  • 3 ounces, weight Cream Cheese
  • ½ cups Milk
  • ½ cups Raspberry Preserve/Jam
  • ½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • ¼ teaspoons Vanilla

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl.

Cut in the butter and cream cheese.

Pour on the milk and stir just until combined.

Turn out on a floured surface and knead lightly 4 or 5 times. Do not overwork the dough! Roll the dough out on waxed paper into an 8 x 12 inch rectangle. Transfer dough to a lightly greased baking sheet.

Mark the dough with a knife lengthwise into thirds. Spread preserves down the center third of the dough.

Make diagonal cuts every couple of inches on the outer thirds of the dough. Do not cut into the preserves.

Fold strips of dough over the preserves, first from one side, then from other until you have folded over all the strips of dough.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until dough is fully cooked and lightly browned on top.

For the icing, mix together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Drizzle over the top. Serve warm.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Day 121 - December 13, 2009

1 Corinthians 2:9

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him."

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Day 120 - December 12, 2009

Look at those kissable cheeks! So yummy!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Day 118 - December 10, 2009

After a very productive afternoon of Christmas shopping, we have only 2 gifts to go! Only 2 more weeks until Christmas!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 117 - December 9, 2009

Less Words Wednesday...

Do babies come any cuter than this?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Day 116 - December 8, 2009

"The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay..."

Monday, December 7, 2009

Day 115 - December 7, 2009

This was just too adorable to wait until Wordless Wednesday! Don't worry; there will be plenty more where this came from.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Day 114 - December 6, 2009

Ephesians 5: 19-20

Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.