As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holly Jolly Cookie Exchange

Today I am joining Kim at
Homesteaders Heart for her Holly Jolly Cookie Exchange. Who couldn't use more cookie recipes, right?! My kids love cookies and I actually use this recipe all year round. They are so easy to make and are so yummy. They are thin, crispy and chewy at the same time! Enjoy :)
Molasses Sugar Cookies
3/4 cup Crisco
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 teas. baking soda
1 teas. cinnamon
1/2 teas. cloves
1/2 teas. ginger
1/2 teas. salt
Mix all together. Roll into 1" balls and roll in sugar. Place on cookie sheet about 2" apart. Bake 8-10 minutes at 375*. (I always go for the 8 minutes... they turn out crunchy and chewy)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful Wednesday! :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Momma dropped the ball... Boo.

I had a sad Mommy moment this weekend.... a very sad " I let my daughter down" moment. Boo. One of those that will haunt me for the rest of my Mommy life. Boo.
Last week Annalee came running down the driveway after checking the mail. She had received a letter in the mail and was so excited to find out that she was going to get to be in a Christmas parade with her AWANA group from church. How exciting.... right! I mean, I have never been in a Christmas parade before!
Her excitement grew and I keep the date IN MY HEAD for Sunday.... she needed to be there at 1:30 and the parade began at 3:00. I even called my sister-in-law to see if she and her little boy would like to go!
Any hew...... Saturday I got up early and was at Walmart shopping by 7:00. I was so proud of myself.... so organized.... I usually have not begun shopping this early in Dec. That afternoon Dean worked on his 4runner after this incident.... and me and the kids, and the sister-in-law and her son hung around my mother-in-laws house with Dean while he worked.... bored....nothing really to do.
So,,,, fast forward to Sunday morning. I get up with my mind filled with all we needed to do, and take for the parade. Blankets, chairs, camera, Annalee needed her earmuffs, jacket, gloves and ... was her AWANA shirt clean? Oh no.... ahhh yes, it is actually hanging in her closet ready to go! The morning progresses in its usual Sunday morning joy..... we get in the van and actually make it to church on time. I tell Annalee that I will find out where we need to meet for the parade. She is soooooo excited.
Meanwhile, Dean, Josh and I are in the service (Annalee is in Children's Church) and the preacher is preaching a wonderful sermon. He is preaching on reaching others for Christ when we heard something on these lines....." You have to go to where the people are.... like yesterday.... I walked in the Bolingbroke parade. The AWANA kids were on their float, throwing candy.." .......ahhhhh excuse me.... what did he just say????? The AWANA kids were what?? Yesterday???? Dean immediately looked at me.... Josh had no clue.... he ,sadly, doesn't pay attention to the sermons.... I about dropped my Bible..... The parade what,,, it's what,...not today? THE PARADE WAS NOT SUNDAY , IT WAS SATURDAY!!!!! Keep in mind from above,,,, we were at my MILs bored,,, nothing to do,,, while the PARADE was going on! Boo. Boo. Boo. Immediately I thought of Annalee.... how was I going to handle my broken hearted daughter??? And to top it all off..... it was 100% MY FAULT!!!
I went to pick her up from Children's Church and when I saw the look on her face.... I knew that she already knew. Her Momma let her down :( Boo.
I told her that I was soooo sorry and that it was completely my fault. She was bummed but said it was okay. Really it wasn't. I clearly dropped the ball. I am the Momma, it is my job to keep up with things. This was the first time I have messed something like this up for her. Dean was so sweet in trying not to make me feel like a dog. But like I told him ... this was important to her.... I just hate it.
She got over it quickly when we let her pick where she wanted to eat for lunch. She kept telling me it was okay. But from here on out the subject of "parades" will truly have new meaning here at the Scarbary house! And you better believe, Momma will be more careful :/

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Lookie, Lookie

Look what was in my mailbox today~

My FREE Christmas Cards! I ordered them from on Monday and got them today. What a great surprise..... and I love them :) You can't beat free.... free Christmas Cards and free shipping! Now all I have to do is address them ~ the fun begins!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Twelve Days of Christmas"

I have been getting great emails about Christmas that I just have to pass along. I received this one today and just had to post it. When I hear this song this season, it will have a whole new meaning. Hope you enjoy!

The hidden meaning for the song “Twelve Days of Christmas”
Many believe the words are hidden references to our Christian faith, dating back to the 16th century England when religious wars forced many believers to go underground with their faith and teachings.

The song was a memory device to teach catechism to young children. “True Love” refers to God and each of the days represents an aspect of the Christian faith.

A partridge in a pear tree is Jesus Christ, who died on a tree.
Two turtle doves represent the Old and New Testaments.
Three French hens signify faith, hope and love.
Four calling birds refer to the four Gospels.
Five golden rings point to the first 5 books of the Bible. The “Books of Moses”.
Six geese a-laying symbolize the six days of creation.
Seven swans a-swimming illustrate the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Eight maids a-milking represent the eight beatitudes.
Nine ladies dancing signify the nine fruits of the spirit.
Ten lords a-leaping refer to the Ten Commandments.
Eleven pipers piping symbolize the eleven faithful disciples.
Twelve drummers drumming represent the twelve points of the Apostles’ Creed.

So next time you sing “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, remember this meaning of the song!

Phone calls from Santa !

I received this in my email and thought it would be so cute for the right age kids. You can visit the Kroger website here to sign up to receive a free phone call from Santa, Sammy the Snow Man or Tony Stewart. (my kids would pass on Tony~ nothing personal) I think it would be so cool to get a call from Santa! I am going to set mine up now!
Merry Christmas!

I love Candy Canes!

There are so many things about Christmas that I love! One of favorites is the Candy Cane. I love to put Candy canes on the kids Christmas tree, put them in hot chocolate, add them to almond bark, and just eat them by themselves. One of my favorite flavors is the Mint Chocolate candy canes. I LOVE those.

I came across the Legend of the Candy cane story here and wanted to pass it along. After all the real reason we celebrate Christmas is because of Jesus' birth!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I got mine!!!!

Okay, hold on to your seats..... this is my 3rd post today !!! ???

I just ordered some cute, FREE Christmas cards! Yipee, Yahoo!!! Hopefully some more free deals will pop up soon. If your interested go here to visit STL Mommy for more information. Hurry, offer only available for the first 20,000!

My Wonderful Parents

Today is my parents anniversary!

Alaska 2007

Here's to you Momma and Daddy.... God blessed me beyond measure when he gave me to you!!!! I love you both with all my heart and do not know where I would be with out your love and support over the many years!! May God bless you both on your sweet day!

December 1st?

I am sitting here typing this post in amazement that it is December 1st. Where has the time gone. I can remember starting school, it seems literally like yesterday. Really, my life the past three years have felt like this. Dean came home yesterday with some paperwork from work that had his start date on it. It said "06. I cannot believe that he has been at that job since '06. That seems like so long ago!!! The past 3 years have not been pleasant ones for us so I imagine that is why it feels like forever!

Anyway, I said all that to say this, With today being Dec. 1st. I plan on taking each day of December and enjoying it!! It can be in the little things or in the planned things. The kids and I have been watching the Abc's 25 days of Christmas. It has really been fun! There have been a few shows that have to throw "something" in. Why do they feel they have to do that.... is it to keep parents on their toes? We fix hot chocolate and roast marshmallows while we watch the movies. Last night Annalee got out her sleeping bag and laid in front of the fire. What fun memories!

Hot chocolate, Christmas music, Christmas trees, Christmas movies, looking at Christmas lights, reading the Christmas story from the Bible, making ginger bread houses and cookies...... what Christmas traditions are you planning with your kids. I would love some new ideas! I will plan on posting on some on ours as the month trucks on. Hold on, its going to bo by FAST! Enjoy every minute!

Christmas 2007

Happy December 1st! I hope that you feel the love of Jesus throughout this Christmas Season!