Christmas Eve 2011

Tracy / December 28, 2011

I’m sure at some point, Courtney will appear with “picture perfect” photos of our Christmas Eve festivities, but for now, you are stuck with my quick pics! *smile* Because Christmas fell on Sunday, and we went to church, we celebrated with our parents on Christmas Eve, (we missed Paul’s brother this year). My Mom baked the most beautiful cake! We…

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More Ornament Making

Tracy / December 28, 2011

A baby’s first few Christmas seasons is so very special. I’ve been trying to make our littles hand print ornaments each year. Now, when they pull out their ornaments, they hold up their little hands to see how they’ve grown. It makes me smile, and I think of the adults they will someday be, holding their hand up to these…

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Jon’s Christmas Ornament

Tracy / December 14, 2011

Jon made a reindeer ornament for our tree, this year. He had a little trouble with our craft glue. He kept getting glue on his hands and asking to go and wash them. What can I say, this boy likes to have clean hands. 🙂

Emma’s Christmas Orament

Tracy / December 13, 2011

We’ve been fortunate to find some really cute ornament kits this year! This is Emma’s Christmas tree:

Cake Classes…

Tracy / January 10, 2011

I mentioned in an earlier post that Courtney and I have been taking some classes together. Don’t laugh….remember these are our first “Wilton method” cakes…. 😀 This is the poinsettia cake we made for our church fellowship in December. The flowers are completely edible! O.K., not a “Wilton” cake- this is another cake we made for our church fellowship. I’ve…

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Thanksgiving 2010

Tracy / January 7, 2011

Slowly, but surely, I’m trying to catch up here. These are a few pictures from Thanksgiving. We are thankful for many things this year, but celebrating the holiday with family and some favorite friends made for an extra special day of memories. My mini-girl….. Sweet little boys…. My Jessa…. Our dinner table… Did I mention how special it was to…

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Christmas 2010

Tracy / January 4, 2011

A few pics from Christmas as we work to update the blog…. Courtney opening her new mandolin My own sweet Momma! Matthew and Paul’s Dad Paul’s brother, Scott Sweet little nephew! Emma with dolls and clothing my Mom MADE for her! She loved them!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday….. With love,


Tracy / December 27, 2010

New Year’s Eve, there is always something fun happening in our home. Our tradition for the last fifteen or so years, has included brownie ala’ mode with all the toppings! Brownies 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter 4 eggs 1 (16 ounce) can chocolate syrup 1 cup all-purpose flour 6 tablespoons butter 6 tablespoons milk 1 1/4 cups white…

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Turkey Sausage Balls

Tracy / December 20, 2010

When Courtney found out I was posting some of our favorite recipes, she reminded me of this simple recipe! It is delicious and can be adapted for those who like sausage balls spicy or not so much. We make these for the freezer in big batches in the fall. Our first sausage balls are cooked just for Christmas morning. It’s…

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Tracy / December 17, 2010

A friend shared this recipe with me years ago and it has become a holiday favorite in our home. The smell of the simmering wassail is enough to create a sweet holiday memory all by itself! Holiday Wassail 1 1/2c white sugar 8 whole cloves 3c water 3 cinnamon sticks 1 1/2c orange juice 1c lemon juice 1 gallon apple…

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