crepes for Christmas morn…or anytime really
And Mary will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because
He will save His people from their sins.
All of this happened to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet:
The virgin will conceive a child and will give birth to a son,
and He will be called Immanuel, which means
God is with us.
So the Word became human and lived here on earth among us.
He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.
And we have seen His glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father.
Could there be any greater reason to CELEBRATE!!!
Wishing you all an AWE-some celebration of our Lord and Savior’s birth…
Prince of Peace.
HE is with us!
1 T. cumin
Freshly bathed little one with his footy jammies, his Christmas kitty (“who is shy”), a sippy cup of milk and a cookie with “pinkles” on it.
Today is set up perfectly, with some time here this afternoon to continue gifting, sandwiched in between a lively MOM’s group this morning and some fun friends hitting the town sans kids this evening.
As promised, this is just a small snippet of what we’ve been up to over here…
tins of honey orange caramel corn for those who teach our children and boxes of homemade holiday trail mix for those who assist my husband in the office.
bags to fill with materials suited to our boys’ personality – pens and paper for miles; bugs and lizards for jack and any type of *aminals* for jude.
stamping cards the way boys like to stamp best
and mocha truffles… decadent. smooth. savory. hint of coffee in ghiradelli chocolate. mocha truffles.
2 pkgs. (12 oz. each) semisweet chocolate chips (I use ghiradelli)
1 pkg. ( 8 oz.) softened cream cheese
3 T. instant coffee granules (I use Juan Valdez)
2 t. water
1 lb. dark chocolate confectionary coating
white chocolate, optional
Melt chocolate chips in microwave or double boiler. Add cream cheese, coffee, water, and mix well. Chill until firm enough to shape into balls. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Melt chocolate coating. Dip balls until coated in chocolate and place on waxed paper to harden.
Optional: melt white chocolate and drizzle over top.
Source: Melissa – thank you!
Also optional: place on cute plate and wrap up in fabric to give away.
That right there is a little of what we have been up to.
It’s winter out there! I’m back to drinking 3 cups of tea a day to keep warm. I pull an apple out of the fridge and run it under hot water before slicing. I live in my knee-high socks. I’m tempted to bake with the oven door open. Those snuggies don’t look like such a bad idea 🙂 And we make lots of soup. Potato has been the soup of the week, mostly because we still have a box of these babies I bought in the fall for 4.25 from a farmer up the road.
And because Andy owned this cookbook (the Creative Cooking Collection) before we ever met, which I find completely cute.
Jude’s new favorite song is My God is so BIG, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do. I’ve needed that reminder this week. Because we saw an extremely amazing deal of a house come on the market a few days ago. It wasn’t even out 24 hours, and we offered more than they were asking, but they accepted another offer. I had some woe is me moments where I let the feeling of being unsettled and all the unknowns overtake me. I wanted to believe others when they said something better was out there, but doubted. That day I turned to Luke 12.22-34 (from the New Living Translation) and read just what I needed to hear: Don’t worry whether God will provide it for you. These things dominate the thoughts of most people, but your Father already knows your needs.
I still could not get that house off my mind. So, I continued to pray that God would do the impossible, even if there was another accepted offer. And the call came today! The realtor said they would reconsider our offer. I have no idea what happened with the other offer. They originally told me it wouldn’t fall through because they had offered cash.
At this point, it’s not even about getting the house. I can honestly say I’m at peace if we don’t. Because I’ve seen God’s hand. And that has been enough for me to be reminded that He IS so big. There’s nothing He cannot do….and that includes leading our family.