Ok, I think there was a reason I was holding off of putting up my own designed background. Doing the designing wasn't too hard, I was following instructions my cousin Joanna posted, and I knew what I wanted because I was going for Christmas and I only had 5 Christmas papers on this computer - keeps that simple. But I had the hardest time getting it to post to my blog, in fact it still is not right, but its pretty close so we'll go with that for now. I'm really looking forward to trying more of these in the future. My friend gave me a bunch of digital images and such to use, and I think this is going to be fun. Hopefully everyone can see it okay. :)
We had our church women's group Christmas party last night, which was fun as always. I've been spending a lot of time connecting, or trying to, on facebook, and have been neglecting my blog. But I have a new friend at Church, and she blogs a lot, and that has inspired me to reconnect with my blog.
When Justin and I got married, my brother gave us a Kitchenaid mixer, which I have been saving, and dreaming of using. I wasn't going to get it out until I had my own kitchen to enjoy it in, but since its been more than 2 years, I decided I should get it out and start enjoying it, even though its not my own kitchen. So I got it out and annointed it with powdered sugar, making frosting for a new recipe for Christmas cookies. Its FABULOUS! I love it. It has a little more juice than mom's that I usually use, and its smooth, and fast, and I LOVE my mixer. This is going to be a fabulous addition to my life for many years to come. Thanks Blake!
We've been enjoying a big snow storm this week. We got about a foot of snow at the house here, so that was fantastic. Justin was able to plow some driveways and make a little cash, so that was great too. It was so pretty and new. I love big snow storms. It could have blizzarded like that all week, and we would have been ecstatic. Mom and dad- not so much excited about the snow. The dogs love it too. 2, the dog, loves the snow more than any dog I have ever seen. After it snowed, before he plowed, she would walk out and just FLOP into the snow and lay there with her face stuffed into the snow. They were happy doggies this week.