Well I am back...
A lot has happened since I last posted and I have heard about it from many. I know it has been over a year but I will do my best to catch everyone up. I am going to go in as much order as I can. So Mom, Grandma, Amber, Maegan and all the other sweet people in my life, sit back relax and enjoy!!!
We went to New Mexico for Thanksgiving 2009. We spent time with all of my dad's side of the family. They are a real creative group and we all were to bring an art project using buttons. No rules just whatever you want. Lillian's project won. She was proud...she had spent a lot of time glueing every button she could find to a pine cone she picked from outside. It was a huge blessing to spend time with such loving and Godly people. I learned how to make hats with yarn and I have made about 10 since. I wish I had more time to make a bunch. One of our cousins made over 400 last year to give away to the homeless and others. That is pretty amazing!!! I love to spend time with all the Aunts and I learn something new everytime.
My Great-Aunt Martha used to do wedding cakes. It was fun to talk to her about some techniques and recipes she used. I hope to plan a tirp (kid-free) to go learn some more. She did laugh at me for using a box cake mix...I guess I should be ashammed but hey...they are quick and tasty!!! HA
Well that takes us to Christmas time 2009. What a crazy month!!! We went to Texas to celebrate with Adams family. No, not the "Adams family" but the Cottons. (Ha..LOL) It was our second road trip with both girls. It took us 14+ hours (each way) but it was fun. They were suprisingly great. We played movies and stopped to get out a bunch. It was not as bad as we thought...with the help of the mini-van. Yes...I know you all are laughing but we do have a mini-van. I will say after the road trips over the holidays that I am not a lifer but I am not a hater of the mini-van. It was just the right amout of room for everything. We took gifts down and back and strollers and carseats and ... TONS!!! So for all of you haters out there all I can say don't mock it until you have tried it!
We are now leaving 2009 and entering into the madness of 2010!!!