Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
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!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
"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.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
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
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
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
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
(Sniff, sniff. We're not going to cry...right, Steph?)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, 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
Bottom of Form
- 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
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.