Monday, December 21, 2009

Easy Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo recipe at

Made this for dinner tonight, and it was YUMMY! he only thing different was I added 2 tsp of garlic in the sauce.

Easy Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo recipe at

Faith and beliefs

I have to say that I think Christmas is a magical time. I always have. It does get harder as you get older and have lost loved ones. You go about alternating between happiness and sorrow. Happiness that you are here, and hopefully healthy, and you can spend the beautiful blessing that is Christmas with the ones you love. Sorrow because so many that you love may no longer be here and the traditions shared gone.

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!

Monday, December 14, 2009

I carried his mother

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

Mimi showing off her new tutu and hat


A season of cooking and kindness

So, it has been awhile since I last posted anything of interest. I guess. I am going to be making pierogies this week. Always makes me think of Gram. I miss her. The time that I learned how to cook them Toby was little and I spent the whole day at Aunt Vicki's. Gram made noodles from the left over dough and she made mushroom soup. I don't know how to make her mushroom soup - I never learned. There are so many things I never learned from her. I didn't think that she would be gone so soon. I guess we should all know better.

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.