Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We made it to see Santa!

With only a 30 minute wait we finally got a picture with Santa. Addison wasn't sure about him at first but once I sat her next to him everything was fine. She told him she wants a Cinderella computer (or a Cindewelwa puter), I don't think he had any idea what she said. At least I got a good picture this year and I took it myself. They wanted $15.99 for 1 picture, Get Real!

Friday, December 19, 2008

I've been tagged.

I've been tagged by Jan (from one of my ATC swap groups) at The Many Musings of Grandma Jan to share Christmas Traditions in your family. This one made me think.

When we lived back home we went in the morning (after presents) to our friends the Norman's to fry turkeys and get together with other friends. We had a brunch potluck that was out of the world. Cheese ball, shrimp cocktail, quiche, lots or mimosas and eggnog. It was a fun start to the day. By the time we left to go to my family's with the turkey we would be so stuffed we didn't want to think about having to eat again. We would open gifts with my family then gorge ourselves again.

Now that we are in MN it's just the three of us. We have gone to the Macy's display both years now. This years theme was A Day in the Life of an Elf.
Sis waiting in line to get in.

This is my kind of menu.

Mail being delivered to the North Pole.

Goodies in the bakery.

The Workshop.

I also try to get Addison's picture taken with Santa every year even though she hates it. I still have not done that this year. AHHHHHHHHH! and the kids are out of school now so the mall will be packed. Here's hoping I get there.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

2008 Holiday Tag Collection

This is my version of the project at papertrey.
I used SU Ski Slope paper and ribbon. I used baja breeze, choc. chip, real read, and old olive to stamp the tags. Stickles, bling, SU felt flurries.
The stamps I used were:
So Many Scallops
Cute & Curly
Circle of Friendship
tags so much
Deer Friends
Tags for All
Winter Post
The tins are from papertrey.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Magic Cookie Bars

This one is a request from Mary. It's fast and easy and always good. I have tried making it with other types of chocolate chips (peanut butter, etc.) and I don't recommend it. Too Sweet.

1/2 c butter
1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (6 ounce) package chocolate chips
1 1/3 c flaked coconut
1 c chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 (325 for glass dish). In 13x9 baking pan, melt butter sprinkle crumbs over butter, pour condensed milk evenly over crumbs. Top with remaining ingredients, press down. Bake 25 to 30 min. or until lightly browned. Cool. Chill if desired. Cut into bars. Store loosely covered at room temp.

Some little goodies for my stampin friends.

I found these cute boxes 50% off at Target after Christmas last year. They have little snow flakes all over them so I thought this snowman was appropriate. So what's inside?
Erin's Trail Mix (no cooking)
(14 ounces) mixed nuts
(14 ounces) milk chocolate M&M's
(14 ounces) peanut M&M's
Honey-Nut Cheerios (use your own judgement how much to add)
(18 ounce box) granola
You could add raisins, but why would you want something healthy?
This is great for long car trips too.