Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
After opening our gifts from Santa, we headed up to Grandma Merrill's. Grandma made a delicious breakfast and we had so much fun hanging out with her and Mike! Landon got this beautiful table and chairs, among several other gifts.
This table was given to Grandma Debbie when she was about Landon's age. She used it, Jeremy and his brother used it and now Landon will use it. It is so cute!!
Daddy got a Tomtom. Now it's time for a road trip!
Mommy got this wood sled. It was Jeremy's Dad's sled when he was little. Tim even carved his name in it. Debbie had it all decorated up for me and I just love it!
What a perfect Christmas it has been! Merry Christmas everyone!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
While Landon has ate McDonald's before, this was his first experience at McD's. I was not super excited about any of them playing with the toys, but I got over it. All I have to say is two words - HAND SANITIZER!
After a nice long nap, it was up and at 'em. Landon had a lot of toys to play with. This afternoon was filled with hershey kisses (see photo above), homemade pizza, and another round of cake! Oh, and singing Happy Birthday about five more times!
The perfect cake. Locally made cake with a raspberry filling, and a side of frozen yogurt!
Whew, back to reality (and our healthy eating) tomorrow!!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
During breakfast this morning, Landon started to sing Happy Birthday. We've been working on singing Happy Birthday because the big party is just a few days away! Here is Landon's rendition!
To top it all off though, we had finished supper last evening and were snuggling in to watch the weather, when everything went black. We lost our power. Jer dug out the flashlights and began walking around the house. What he discovered is that it was only us that lost our power. The yard light by the shop was still on. So, Jeremy got all bundeled back up and headed out to get the generator. He got it all hooked up and we had power again within the hour (I didn't miss much of the biggest loser finale!). We didn't bother calling Hawkeye REC because we were set for the night and there was no need for them to send out a crew just for our sake. Jeremy, I know, was awake much of the night checking on the generating and insuring that Landon and I would stay warm. What a fantastic man! Aside from not being able to do laundry, it really didn't effect us much at all.
REC came around lunch today. They said that a fuse blew on top of our transformer. There were a lot of close branches, and the strong winds may have blew the fuse and caused the power to go out. I thanked the guys for traveling out to hook our power back up. They are so brave for traveling out and about in some of the most terrible weather conditions. They knew Jeremy, so they gave me a hard time, and then I sent them on their way with a huge plate of goodies!
Now, the weather can calm down a little bit, because I have a lot of catching up to do at work tomorrow. It was fun while it lasted!!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Ok, I am posting this frosting recipe for two reasons, one, just incase I lose it, I have it for next year, and two, because it is the BEST EVER!
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 egg whites, beaten
In a bowl, sift together confectioners' sugar and cream of tartar. Using electric mixer, beat in 1/4 teaspoon almond extract and 2 beaten egg whites for about 5 minutes or until mixture is thick enough to hold its shape. As I mix the colors add just a small amount of water so the mixture is not too thick. Yum-O!!