Thursday, December 17, 2009

We've got 8 days til the big day!
I really have been wanting to vlounteer somewhere. Sometimes it is hard to take that step to find a place, where do you go? Hospital... but then again not good for my little ones to be in a hospital. A nursing home? could be the same as a hospital?sickness or could be a possibility to just go pass out candy canes & sing. Serving food is another possibilty I am going to try & look into that today.
I think we are ALL trying to make Christmas special by purchasing things....isn't that funny? I think the Grinches of our culture really are those relentless commercial marketing forces that have spent so long trying to convince us that Christmas does come from a store, catalog or on-line.
Like the Dr. Seuss book reveals, "It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!"

I think right now I am looking forward to showing & teaching my kids what Christmas is really about...I will have a fight because of our consumer culture but will eventually be a huge payoff for them internally.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Lemon Party Continues



Lemon Inspiration during Lemon season:

Lemon Pomanders
Lemonade
Lemon frozen cubes to save for later lemonade making.
Preserving Lemons
Lemon rind candies




Sunday, December 6, 2009

I see Roses!



Bama has made it to the Rose Bowl! How exciting....
Mom & Buck just left town..they found a place to live it will be 4-5 miles from us. We are thrilled, its almost hard to believe at times. We haven't lived that close to family in 5 years. It will be make a HUGE impact on our lives & the kids.
Yesterday we cut our tree at a tree farm called The Fish River Tree Farm. What a neat place this is! I highly recommend going to a tree farm to anyone!! What a neat experience...it is an
experience: see Santa Claus, reindeer, ride the train, hot cocoa, oh! and find your special tree among the 20,000 trees and cut it! it is super cool.

Reasons why to get your tree at a tree farm:
1. Supports local business.
2.Prevents having to haul trees all around the country.
3. Don't have to support companies that make the fake trees w/ the horrible plastics.
4. Recycles into mulch after done.