Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Break FUN!

My cousin Kelsey and I have been very busy this break!

We are finally attempting to bake through this entire cupcake recipe book...it's gonna be interesting!

These are our first three attempts that the book titles "Pirates, Christmas Trees, and New Home". Awkward, I know. "Here is a cupcake with a house on it welcoming you to your new home!" I can barely handle it. These all required the use of fondant, which if I do say so myself, WE FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT!!!!

There was explosve powdered sugar sifting....

Icing expiration date discovery...(FYI there are about seven containers of icing in the trash can).

Overall it was a fun fun time as always:).

More projects to come:)!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Bells Still Ringing

I had a great time at family gatherings this weekend! I got my new schmancy camera too:) So, the weekend was documented with a grand total of like 200 pictures...whoops.

Once my blogger uploads pictures a heck of a lot faster, maybe I'll download some more pictures. But until then, you are stuck with the bare-minimum.

Christmas day service at church was wonderful once again. I sang the special "Innkeeper" and Pastor Rob coincidentally preached on Baby Jesus specifically. It's amazing how God can make those things happen.

By: Roger Emerson

Oh Mary, I know you're tired, but there’s no room at the Inn.
Oh Mary, I’ll try once more, maybe he’ll fit us in.
Innkeeper, Innkeeper, do you have room for my wife with child?
Innkeeper, Innkeeper, can you make room for the meek and mild?

Oh Mary, sorry is he; there is no room today.
Oh Mary, I’ll try once more; you wait behind and pray.
Innkeeper, Innkeeper, please don’t say no, we’ve traveled far, you see.
Innkeeper, Innkeeper, how could you know? A King He’s destined to be.

Innkeeper, Innkeeper, what’s that you say? A stable lined with straw.
Innkeeper, Innkeeper, where will he lay? With friendly beasts in awe.
Innkeepers, Innkeepers, Innkeepers all, do you have room for the child?
Inkeepers, Inkeepers,won't you make room for the Holy child?
Innkeepers, Inkeepers, Innkeepers all! Do you have room for the child?

I hope with all my heart that you have made room for your King this CHRISTmas season.
Don't be like the Innkeeper 2000 some years ago, MAKE room.

Merry CHRISTmas from me to you:).

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Favorite Gairs:)

"Mom, if you need me I'll be backs in the gairs (girls) room!" -Sweet Jackson Paul

This past weekend I had the honor of being invited to a Christmas open house in Indiana. Jennie's sister in law, Debbie-doo, wanted it to be a surprise for her two daughters for me to come and visit. First off, I haven't seen these chicks since Camp! That's a long time, by the way.

Never fear! It's just me, although the placement of my hair makes me looks like a giant lion. No. Big. Deal. (Jessica, aka Yessica, Me, aka lion, and Cyle, aka Cow)

Anywhoo, I LOVE these girls to the moon and back and would kill for the summer to be five- smidgens longer just to see them more.

Yep. Accept the awesomeness. The. End.

Peace out girl scouts.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Parole, Baby!

Yes, that's right. I said parole. We Versailles High School students lovingly call our school a prison. So, Christmas break= parole :).

I will keep you posted with all of my holiday fun-(ness?).

Peace out girl scouts.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Signs of Mondaytuesdayness

Sign #1: Bun, T-shirt, Glasses, Zit. Yummo...

This is my brother's cozy hug bear. He won it at my Grandma's side's Christmas party gift exchange. We brought it (a.k.a. MAJOR party foul). I had a HUGE headache when I got home from prison school yesterday, so i heated him up and snuggled him on my neck and POOF! Gone. Teddy bear done did work on that headache, yes he did.

 Sign numero 2: I wore my golden shoes today. Also called the most comfortable pair of Target shoes EVER. I wear them on yucky days. Tuesdays are yucky. Don't try to convince me otherwise, please.

Sign number C: This picture of pure mid-winter bliss:) So pretty out there! God sure can amaze me....how about you?

Anywho, Happy Monday/ Tuesday!

Peace out girlscouts.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I'm Not A Standardized Person...grr

It's gonna get real sassy real fast up in here.


Darn ACT.

First off, why do they just assume that every teenager wants to be up at 8 am on a Saturday? Oh that's right, we don't.

Secondly, standardized test? I am not the run of the mill standard person. And neither is everyone else. So why make us take the same test and all of it's nastiness?


That's all I have to say.

P.S. If I have to take that again, so. help. me.

Peace out girlscouts!

Friday, December 9, 2011

The MOST Delicious Cup of Hot Cocoa

Reading so soon? I thought for sure you'd still be staring at my cup of hot chocolate.

Just kidding. Anywho, this is how it went:

1: Boil yourself some water.
2: Add your favorite hot cocoa mix to a mug and stir in the water (but only fill it 2/3 full of water)
3: Fill the remaining space up with cold milk.
4: Add a 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract (are you doubting me? shame on you.)
5: Add a peanut butter cup, and let it melt all up. (I substituted with a spoonful of Nutella because we didn't have any:( ) Twas still delicioso.
6: Take a sip, go ahead. Die a little inside, it's cool. Enjoy your hot beverage.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Yes, coasters. I made coasters. I feel like a crafty beast.

First off : I made myself some homeade modge podge:). 1 bottle of Elmer's school glue, a mason jar (or other glass container), and water. Pour your glue into a jar twice as big as the contents of the glue bottle. Fill the bottle with water and dump into the jar. Shake well. Decopage much. Enjoy your crafty- self.

Secondly: Cut out scrapbook paper the same size as your backsplash tile/ old ugly coasters. Decopage that jazz onto your tile/ old raunchy coasters.

Thirdness: Spray them with a clear matte spray paint. Let dry overnight and put your sweaty drinks upon them to your little heart's delight!

Just realized I rhymed in that last statement. I rock.

Peace out cubscouts.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Fiery Furnace

Radshack, Meshack, and Abendago (as we all know them from the Veggie Tales classic and of course the Bible) were put to the ultamate test one day.

It was either bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar's statue, or take a little jog to the fiery furnace where their bodies would be burnt into nice little piles of ash. Lovely, right?

It was their faith in God that made this choice show up in their lives. You see, the King wanted these three men of God to worship him alone. God also wanted them to bow down to Him, the only true King. A choice was made and the lads were tossed into the fiery furnace to burn.

But, the good news is, God performed yet another miracle in that pit of fire. Thus was born "The Mystery of the Unknown Man" as we so lovingly called it this summer at VBS.

King Nebuchadnezzar was shocked that their was an extra man within this group. It was Jesus! This was one of the very few times that Jesus ascended from heaven. How cool is that?

Later on (since the men were saved from the flames by God Himself) the King decided that he would worship this great and glorious God! <<<<Cool jazz right ther. He also declared that any man that did not worship the God of Meshack, Radshack, and Abendago would be torn to pieces.

Now, imagine if we, by taking a leap of faith such as this, could turn a school, town, or country upside down with the presence of God! All it takes is faith, trust, and pixiedust! Just kidding. But seriously, this was a huge! and I mean huge step of courage and faith by three mere mortals. Imagine what we can do with God on our sides. Oh that's right, everything.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hidden Sorrows

Before you watch this heart-renching video, I warn you that there are a few choice words ( parental discretion advised).

Beautifully written on a fellow blogger's post, "Don't judge a book by its cover. Get to know people before you judge them, better yet, don't ever judge them. You don't know their struggles or pains. You don't know their past. Be a friend. Listen."

I would advise the same. "Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” John 7:24

"Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; " Luke 6:37

I would ask you, to be a helper to God, not a copy-cat. It is not our place to judge, it's His. I have to remind myself this often too, don't worry. Pray for the young men and women such as this, that they would find strength in Him to rise above and beyond the world's standards and into a new beginning.