Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year 2009

Happy New Year to my family and friends, to those who paths have crossed mine and to those who paths that I will cross. I wish you peace, happiness and joy for the coming New Year. Thank you for touching my life with happiness. May you have a blessed and wonderful new year. My Christmas Wish Came True. I got to spend it with all of my children, grand kids, sisters and my Mom too. We had more snow than I have seen in years. I watched my granddaughter make a snowman. We made bracelets together. I asked my daughter Amiee if she would like to bead with us and she said yes. I did not realize I have never asked her before. She was so quick and promptly finished her bracelet in record time. I promised to put together some kits with instruction as she wants to learn more. This is the bracelet Rosanne made. It was really hard to get on the plane and go home. I am such a baby! I cried each time I hugged someone in my family and said good bye. Art picked me up at the airport with Cricket who jumped right into the front seat and stayed there all the way home. The fireworks are booming and lighting up the sky. It's loud in my next of the woods waiting for 2009.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I Wanted Snow

Boy have we been getting snow. I am beginning to feel like someone put energizer batteries in the snow machine. The winds are starting to calm and the snow is knee deep at my Mom's house. We had blizzard warnings and everyone stayed home. My sister Susie and I were going to bake Christmas cookies today but the weather was so bad we are baking tomorrow instead. I made Rosanne's favorite cookies tonight. Peanut Butter Cookies with a Hersey Kiss on top. 1 cup of peanut butter 1 cup of packed light brown sugar 1 egg 24 Hersey Kisses Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine peanut butter, sugar and egg blend until smooth. Shape the dough into 24 balls about 1 1/2 inches in size. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Press a Hersey kiss on top. Bake for 10 minutes. Tomorrow I am making fudge with marshmallow creme and semi sweet chocolate chips. Susie and I am are going make press cookies. I am beginning to miss my beads and longing to start a project. I really put my crochet hook through the paces making Christmas gifts. It is time to put it up for awhile. As soon as I get a few more pictures taken on my camera I will have them transferred to a CD from Walgreens so I can share them on my blog. I can't wait for Heather and the family to get here. I want a group hug from all my kids and grandkids!! My presents are wrapped and under the tree. I am ready to start Christmas. Happy Hanuka and Merry Christmas to all

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Merry Christmas Weekend

It's been a busy weekend with Christmas parties. Saturday was our Bead society party. 18 members came and everyone bought a dish to pass. The food was so good!! We had a gift exchange and I received these beautiful beads from my friend Diane. May Wong gave me this beautiful hand-made smocked fish. It is the most beautiful ornament I have ever seen. I love it! I made a new fruit salad. My favorite fruit salad recipe is the one Iris makes. Our family sure has enjoyed making it at every opportunity. 1 can of cherry pie filling 2 can of chuck pineapple 1 large container of coolwhip 1 can of condensed sweetened milk 1 ts of lemon juice. 1/2 of bag of small marshmallows Drain pineapple. In a large bowl mix the cherry pie filling and pineapples. Add lemon juice. Pour in condensed sweetened milk. Mix in the coolwhip and marshmallows. Refrigerate over night. Brenda had a girls ornament crafting party today. It was a fun afternoon. I am all partied out for a little while. I am getting ready to head North and will return before the New Year. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Mitts Arrived

Guess what I am sporting on my hands!! They are most beautiful mitts I have ever seen. I am going to have toasty hands in Michigan. I will have to carry them in my purse for the beginning of the trip. It is going to be in the high 60's when I leave and in the 20's when I arrive in Michigan. Thank you so much Mel. I am going to treasure these mitts knitted by friend! Stop by Medieval Needle blog to see Mel's gorgeous socks and cross stitching. This is the picture I took of my mitts. This is the picture Mel took modeling the mitts. Thanks for stopping by.