Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Will It Be A White Christmas?

It sure looks that way:) I will be happy to have a white Christmas after all these years of rainy ones! I took these pictures on our wak to the post office to send out our Christmas cards. Soifyou are expecting a card from us you ll be getting one soon:) A little late thats kinda how we live here! LOL Hope you enjoy the pictures:)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Country Fried Steak

This is one of Bruce's favorite foods so I thought we would give it a try on our saturday night. It's probly not something either of us will make again- not this recipe anyway:) We also had homemade bisquits and gravy. The pumpkin pancake was really good although it seemed more like cake. So that one will make the cookbook that michelle and I are making:)

This pumpkin pancake has an orange syrup to drizzle over, making it very yummy:)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Somero Sisters Christmas

The Somero sisters- Carol Hanson, Paula Kandoll, and Gina Isaacson (the three of twelve siblings who live here), always get together with the families at Christmas. It's nice to see everyone and catch up, it gives us a chance to see whats happening, whats new and finally see the newest babies:) I just realized that I didn't take pictures of the new baby that was there- Brielle Hope- Justin and Tristi Wiesser's. There are always games, gifts, food, and a pinata(I'm sure this isn't spelled right) oh well:) This year Paula made up a story about the Somero family for a game of Left,Right- you have a gift and anytime in the story that left or right is mentioned you pass it in that direction til the story is done. The winner is left holding the bag:) For anyone who has not played or heard of the game;). Also the parents bring gifts for thier kids and the adults have the white elephant gift exchange.

Christmas Decorating...

Katiera wanted Bruce to put up the tree so bad, she had been asking and asking til he finally did it:) So we put on some festive music and they went to work:) The two of them did the whole thing. She was sooo excited! Then Shane, Katiera, and Max put the decorations up...well, Max mostly took them off. ;) Theres's nothing like getting the tree up to make it feel more like Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Just Catching Up:)

A few random pictures:) Doing some Christmas decorating...and sleeping?

I finally figured out how to get my pictures off my camera's SD card. So now I'm doing catch up, trying to get everything on that I've been meaning to:)

First bite:)

We were having soup for supper and Kamdyn was begging so I gave in so Bruce gave him a taste. He loved it but I thought he should have something more suited for babies:), so we made some rice cereal. He didn't seem to mind it too much:) Why is it that people want to feed babies before they are ready? I'm not really a "by the book" type, but on this one thing...

Well well Wellington!

Anyone watch Hell's Kitchen? :) We decided to see what makes the show's all time favorite, the beef wellington, a dish worth all the screaming Chef Ramsey did! Yeah it wasn't...at least not ours:) It might have tasted better if we had used the puff pastry the recipe called for:) (Michelle could'nt find it at the store). We may try a different recipe sometime though. We also made a Coucous with zucchini and gorgonzala cheese, which I thought was good. For dessert we made Reese Peanut Butter bars, they look better in the pictures than they actually were.

Magic Candy

Auntie Lily is so much fun!! All the kids just love having her around to tickle them, carry them, sleepovers, trips to the movies, and of course there's the "magic candy"! The candy is Pop Rocks, she calls it magic because of the noise it makes when its in your mouth. And probly cause the kids are as quiet and still as can be:) These pictures were taken at her apartment the day before she left for Nicaragua. She went for a ten day mission trip.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Look who is sitting up:)

Self taught! Just plunked him down and he figured it out. Earliest sitter yet for us! Now maybe I can get stuff done! LOL As long as Max is napping, cause he thinks its great fun to knock the little guy over. Err.


Just some pictures from thanksgiving a week and a half later!! Oh well guess I must be busy:) Everybody made it this year so thats nice. Sadly it will be our last thanksgiving with Michelle and Jimmy:( They are moving to dumb old SD LOL just kidding guys just venting!!! These are pictures from Michelles camera my sd card was full. See what am I gonna do without you michelle!! LOL :) For some reson I cant figure out how to get the pictures on in the right order so we'll start with dessert...
Sweet potato pie
All the pies and a pumpkin cheesecake

gotta taste right? :)

Kamdyn so snuggly!

Bruce and Carlin playing games
Michelle and Lisa playing with Hudson

The food:)