Monday, December 21, 2009
Easy Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo recipe at Kraftfoods.com
Our church did a nativity play last night for area churches who celebrate Christmas. I enjoyed every aspect of it. The boys were in it, and I got to be able to see the whole thing from the start. I must admit that I have never really reflected too much on the birth of Jesus, but seeing the whole story play out in front you is magnificent and awe inspiring! Maybe also because I am a mother myself, but I was brought to tears when Mary gave birth to Jesus. Angels carried a baby out (no one could see) and sang Silent Night as the head angel delivered the baby to the arms of Mary. What a precious and fragile thing is life!
I was very proud of my religion, and proud too of my parish stepping forward and sharing the gift of Christ's birth. It brought a joyous feeling to me to know that a higher power is above looking down on us and watching. All the ones we've loved and lost, though no longer here on a physical element, are still within each of us. Watching, guiding, loving.
So, as this holiest of seasons starts, never forget, it started with a child, and a parents love. Isn't that what each of us bring to this world? Life everlasting! AMEN!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
We were a Friendly's for dnner tonight when Amelia decided to serenade the restaurant. She was trying to sing the donkey verse from Friendly Beasts: "I carried his mother uphill and down..." Instead it came out I carried his mother upstairs. Everyone in the restaurant was rolling with laughter!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Sunday December 20th, the boys are going to be in a live nativity play at St. Bridget's in West Rutland. Noah has two parts and Toby is singing a part in a song. I can not wait to see it. It is going to be so good. I love watching the rehearsals and seeing them grow into their part/parts.
I have a list of Christmas cookies that I want to make too. I am so excited to start doing those. I know Toby will help, but not Noah. Although he tells me he wants to learn how to cook - when he is home his games are top priority over cooking anything. O, to be a kid again, but then again, I take that back - I wouldn't want to be a kid again for anything - especially these days. Threats and playground beatings aside - we have come out stronger for it.
I will post some of the cookie recipes shortly.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The Cheesecake Factory Pasta Da Vinci Chef Pablo's Restaurant Recipes