Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Jesus!

This is our birthday cake Ava and I made (excuse the messy toaster oven). It tasted a lot better than it looks (I let Ava do her usual poking around before I thought to take a picture). The red velvet (as apparent from the crumbs showing through) and cream cheese icing were really good. The most fun was the toasted coconut for the hay in the middle. The writing gel didn't do as well as it usually does, hence the blobby stars of david on the sides.

Ava told us she loved aaalll her presents. We went a little overboard this year since we couldn't do much last year. Not that that's the point of the season, nor does she know the difference. But nevertheless, let's just say her birthday not being too far off, she won't be receiving as big a load. We stayed in our jammies all day, just the three of us. So it was nice and low-key. We normally like to leave the big gatherings to Thanksgiving, so Ava can stay home and not have to leave her playing. We will, however, go see mawmaw Jennings Saturday and then my momma's Monday. So Ava will be excited to open even more stuff. I really need to go through her toys again and make another donate bag.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wordless Wednesday, Christmas Edition

The ending being the most important and true fact...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ramblings For The Day

I'm sitting here trying to talk myself into braving the store for a few things I wanted to get for Christmas dinner, and one last gift. But, it's cold, windy and raining somewhat, so it wouldn't be hard to talk myself out of going, would actually be much easier. I'm also thinking about all the wrapping I have to do tomorrow night. Which reminds me I don't think a couple things I ordered on going to make it on time. On top of all that, trying to make up my mind about supper for tonight. So now I have a bit of a headache.

Ok, enough complaining. I did think of a cute way to do our Happy Birthday Jesus cake. I'll post pictures even if it looks strange. I'm doing red velvet for one thing, and I've actually never had that kind before. I've heard it's just like chocolate.
Kevin has to work Christmas eve and the night of Christmas day, so we'll be doing Christmas at home this year. We did family for Thanksgiving. But, I don't think he has to work New Year's eve, so he won't have to kiss Jeff (his coworker) at midnight haha.
Ok enough rambling, time to get it done. (I would say 'er instead of it but I can't stand that)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Bittersweet Day

They just announced that the skeletal remains found in Orlando are in fact those of little Caylee Anthony.
I don't particularly like to post about sad current events, but I have been following this case closely. Maybe because of her age, so close to Ava, or maybe just that the entire thing has been so tragically saddening. I say bittersweet because it is a relief to so many that the main question has been answered officially. And also the relief that she is in the best place she could be now, with her heavenly daddy.
Do I believe that the mother did it? I believe in innocent until proven guilty, but whether or not she did it, God will see to justice served ultimately.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Merry Christmas to all!
My Christmas card I made. And yes, I did model it after a certain expensive card site.