Wednesday, December 17, 2014


37 Years!

Then.....


And now...


So blessed!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

White Chocolate Party Mix

I just needed something quick for a Christmas thingy. Let me say....this stuff is addictive!

*5 cups Cheerios
*5 cups Corn Chex
*2 cups salted peanuts
*1 lb. M & Ms
*1 package  (10 oz) mini pretzels

Now some recipes call for 2 packages (12 oz each) white baking chips.

I just melted one package white bark instead.

It's light and sweet. Did I mention it's irresistible?



Saturday, December 13, 2014

Our Final Advent Activity  -- Movie

Justin and Keelie returned from their anniversary trip late last night. (Based on lots of photos, I think they had a great time in Philly and NYC.) Last night was also the last  "advent activity" that we got to do with Jonah and Glory. I enjoyed all of them as much as the kiddos. 


Tonight's was.....


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Advent Activities  -- Jesus's Cake & Bingo

Justin and Keelie are still on their anniversary trip. Therefore, we are continuing doing Jonah and Glory's  "advent activity" each afternoon. I think I'm enjoying it as much as they are. 

Yesterday's was...




Today's was...


Papa even played! (I think he just wanted some M&M's.)


Peanut Butter Cup Brownies


A little goodness this morning.....






1 box of your favorite brownie mix
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease 40 mini-muffin cups.

Prepare boxed brownie mix as directed. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups (about 1 heaping teaspoon). Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top is set and a toothpick inserted into center comes out slightly wet. After brownies are out of the oven, wait for centers to fall. This will happen upon cooling. If not then tap the centers with the back of a teaspoon to make a hole for the peanut butter.

Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds then stir. While brownies are still warm spoon about half a teaspoon of peanut butter into the center of each brownie. Top with semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Cool completely in pan.