Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas is Here!

With the arrival of almost 1 foot of snow has come much joy and delight. This joy and delight can not be rivaled by the joy and delight experienced upon the arrival of our 50 pound package from our home church Covenant and the purchase of a fresh pine smelling christmas tree! If all goes as planned pictures will be posted of us lugging our package home!!

Merry Christmas to all!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

All Things Christmas

With the Cookie Countdown has come a festive Christmas spirit. I get the urge to decorate and Garrett... well he gets the urge to build! His big project is a set of shelves for our kitchen. He drew up a nice sketch (Kenton would be proud!) and bought all the wood and borrowed a saw and he has set off! Here are some pictures of our various ways to indulge in the Christmas spirit!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Yum Yum

Since coming to Ukraine I have become an avid visiter to It's a great website for finding a recipe for anything your little heart desires to cook up! Yesterday I found The Cookie Countdown!! They send you a different cookie recipe every day until Christmas, what a great idea!! So I of course signed up and started off our Cookie Countdown yesterday with a yummy but not so pretty Pumpkin Roll and today Pecan Sandies (made with walnuts since pecans are a special imported delicacy saved for those oh so special pecan pies at Thanksgiving and Christmas). One of my favorite parts of the Cookie Countdown is that you can't peak at what is coming tomorrow! I of course would like to know what the rest of the week holds, but I can't find out until the e-mail arrives in my in box!! I was at first concerned with the thought that I would feel tied into making the cookie recipes I was sent. But I have decided that since I do not have all ingredients readily available to me I can take liberties with the Countdown and switch out recipes I want to make with ones like Peanut Butter Cookies. (Just can't bear at this point to use up my precious peanut butter in a cookie batter!)
Any Christmas favorites you think I should try?