Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

Well it is that time of year again. It has just came to fast, I think father time just wanted to see how fast I could really work this year. Well not very fast as most of you can see. Friday I mailed my last Christmas card. Way to late if you ask me, but they are out.

We had our Christmas Eve service at 5:00. Very nice service not as much people as we usually do. The Church is usually filled. After the service I took mom for a spin around town to look at the lights. This was the first night she has been out so I thought she would enjoy it.

Eric is watching Christmas Story and the Broncos. Guess what the Broncos are loosing. Eric said is the season over with yet? I guess not soon enough for him this year.

Any who after we got home I took some Christmas pictures of my family and my mom. I hope you enjoy them.

I also too some of the tree with my new camera that I got a few months ago. I am still learning how to work it and I think I have the settings all messed up so I need to read the book again to see if I can fix it. The tree ones were also taken with my camera and I think they turned out cool.

Merry Christmas everyone and a blessed new year!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Answers to name that Carol

How many did you get right?

1. down where He lay (ans. Away in a Manger)

2. silent stars go by (O Little Town of Bethlehem)

3. In Heavenly peace (Silent Night)

4. ride and sing (Jingle Bells)

5. field and fountain (We Three Kings of Orient Are)

6. and sweet the words (I Heard the Bells on Christmasday)

7. dancing in the night (Do You Hear What I Hear)

8. made of snow (Frosty the Snowman)

9. pulling on the reins (Here Comes Santa Claus)

10. gather near to us (Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas)

11. I used to know (White chirstmas)

12. snow is glistening (Winter Wonderland)

13. no place to go (Let it Snow)

14. King of angels (O Come All Ye Faithful)

15. you would even say (Rudolp, the Red-nosed Reindeer)

16. the mountains in reply (Angels We Have Heard on High)

17. deep and crisp (Good King Wencelas)

18. prepare Him room (Joy to the World)

19. our finest gifts (Little Drummer Boy)

20. to you and your kin (We Wish You a Merry christmas)

21. dressed up like Eskimos (The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

22. bushels of fun (Jingle Bell Rock)

23. my true love ( the twelve Days of Chirstmas)

I will post the answers in about a week so you have a chance to do this.

Merry Christmas!!

Christmas Survey

I got this of a friends site. Thanks Anna

Christmas Survey

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
I like the paper cause of all the different colors and themes

2. Real or Artificial tree?
artificial That is all I know

3. When do you put up the tree?
Usually the night of Thanksgiving. Or with in the that weekend

4. When do you take the tree down?
After the new year

5. Do you like Eggnog?
Love egg nog even in bread it is great!!!

6. Favorite Gift you received as a child?
I would say my spiral graph I would love to have another one!!!

7. Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, a very special one. My mom made them for me from ceramics and dad made me the stable. It like the one they had bought when they were first married.

8. Hardest person to buy for?

9. Easiest person to buy for?
My daughter I always know what I am going to get her and she is always giving hints to help out.

10. Worst Christmas gift ever received?
I don't think I ever got a gift I didn't like but have received things that I didn't need?

11. Christmas Cards...Snail mail or E-mail?
Snail, for sure. I love getting card in the mail!!!

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Mine would be the Charlie Brown Christmas I know that isn't a movie but I just love the story behind it.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
I shop all year long. I hate crowds

14. Have you ever 'recycled' a Christmas present?
Not that I can remember

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Cashew clusters

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
I love both

17. Favorite Christmas Song?
Hard candy Christmas by Dolly Partton and White Christmas

18. Travel at Christmas or Stay Home?
I have done both and love doing both. This year we are staying home!

19. Can you name Santa's Reindeer?
Yeap can you

20. Do you have an Angel or a Star on top of your tree?
Neither I have a cross

21. Open the Presents Christmas Eve or Morning?
We do both as long as I can remember my parents always bought us new pj's for Christmas eve, and I have carried that tradition on in my own family.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
Trying to get things done. Cookies, candy you name it.

23. Shopping...Mall or on-line?
Neither but if I have to shop it would be in strip malls

24. Do you decorate outside for Christmas or just inside (or at all?)
We do both outside we have balloons and a sleigh that my dad made

25. Favorite Christmas cookie?
Chocolate crinkles

26. Do you own Christmasy clothing or jewelry?
oh yeah I have sweaters with snowmen on them

27. Do you believe in Santa?
yes doesn't every one?

Sunday, December 16, 2007

We have been elfed!!!!

Cut and past this site and you will see a site!!! Stephanie did this and has it on her site and I thought it was cute. Thanks peanut. The four elfs are Stephanie, Travis, me, & Eric. Don't I look good and boy we sure do have some good moves!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Name that Carol

Okay thought this was kinda fun and thought that you might enjoy it. I don't know how many of you do it but I will give it a try. I got this yesterday while I sat on the election board she always gives a little of some thing to do and this was one of them this time. The first one is done for you to get you started. Hint the words are in the song. Happy Caroling!!!

1. down where He lay (ans. Away in a Manger)

2. silent stars go by

3. In Heavenly peace

4. ride and sing

5. field and fountain

6. and sweet the words

7. dancing in the night

8. made of snow

9. pulling on the reins

10. gather near to us

11. I used to know

12. snow is glistening

13. no place to go

14. King of angels

15. you would even say

16. the mountains in reply

17. deep and crisp

18. prepare Him room

19. our finest gifts

20. to you and your kin

21. dressed up like Eskimos

22. bushels of fun

23. my true love

I will post the answers in about a week so you have a chance to do this.

Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Let it Snow Let it Snow Again?

Yeah it is snowing again here in Iowa we have about 5 inches so far. It is 2:30 and it is starting to let up. I just had to take a picture of my let it snow sign. Eric's mom got it for me and I just love it!! And in the picture you can see how much snow we have gotten. I am chatting with Peanut (Stephanie) and she said WITT is all clean they have been keeping up with the snow there. But Travis (her boyfriend) he is snowed in and he can't get out. His college hasn't cleaned the roads or parking lots yet. So they can't see each other. Well now what is wrong my picture didn't down load? I guess I will try it again. Well it is now 2:55 and I think the snow is done for today, now we just gotta hope for clean roads. So I can go shoppen tomorrow. Yeah it down loaded the second time is a charm. That is after I had signed out and started all over

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Ok he just had to show off

I called my brother at 9:00 this morning to tell him about my snow. Well he just had to show off his snow. When we got home from church he called and asked me to stop the snow dance. Joke is on him I haven't even begun yet to do the snow dance or not alone pray for it. Well any way he had gotten 6 more inches from the time I talked to him this morning to when he called after church. This is a picture of the snow up in Idaho. And every one is complaining on what we had gotten. I bet they would be glad that is not us. He said it is not to let up until Monday night. Show off!!!! Just joking little bro!!!!!

Need I say more

Hey guess what I woke up to this morning? Yeah you got it snowed and I didn't even have to pray for it!!!!!!! Here are some pictures!!!! Enjoy them as much as I did taking them.