What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

It's lonely here

When you have a houseful of people you love~ time flies, smiles abound and laughter is constant.

We had some of our favorite people come this weekend to visit us so all these things were with us all weekend. Every time we visit them, I rarely bring out my camera. I promised myself I would snap A FEW pictures this time around and tried very hard to do so.

Here they are.


We made applesauce spice ornaments in the dehydrator:

1 cup cinnamon
1 tbsp. ground cloves
1 tbsp. nutmeg
1 tbsp. allspice
1 tbsp ginger
3/4 c. applesauce

Bake (or in our case dehydrate) at 150 for 1 1/2 hours then flip and do it again.

Then strung them with popcorn, cranberries and strips of fabric. It totally tickled me to death that one of the boys got right into it and made a beautiful garland all himself. He was so stinkin' cute.

*awwwwww (take two)


And then Josh got the snow day he was dreaming of~ you wouldn't believe how excited he was.
I am so THANKFUL we had some sleds~they were a hit.

And then we went on a walk to catch a glimpse of the mountain goats but never did.

We DID, however, spot a baby bear!!!

*awwwwwww (take three!)

... and there was plenty of bananagrams!!

They left on Sunday afternoon and you know what? It's been lonely and (too) quiet ever since...


Bonnie said...

That looks like so much fun! A faint dusting of snow here, but I just saw we have a winter weather advisory for tonight. Good. It's been so warm, I've been more in the mood to garden plan than Christmas craft!

Bonnie said...

I forgot to say last night: the garlands are beautiful!

Wendy said...

Looks like all kinds of good fun! I especially like the garlands too...I have done something similar like that with cinnamon sticks and orange slices on navy plaid...so fun!

Also...Just wanted to let you know that I am planning a holiday get-to-gether at my home on the 18th of Dec.--Bring the family and a treat to share! Let me know if you are planning to come. We will start around 6:00 :) Hope you can come!!!