Wow, this blog has been way too neglected lately! Life has been pretty busy, but I'm finally on Christmas break!! I woke up this morning to find out that a winter wonderland had invaded our town overnight! Yep, Kansas finally got a good winter snow! I don't think it will last tell Christmas *sad face, but I'm so excited that it finally snowed! I went out with my little brother in the afternoon and went sledding, made snowangels, and had a mini snowball fight. My favorite part was introducing our little kitties to their first snow! Their reactions were priceless! :)
Yay!! I'm so glad that I was finally able to upload this lovely picture! I joined Photobucket, so now I can share pictures with y'all again!
Today I'm going to share one of my favorite cookie recipe ever. We only make this type of cookie once a year, at Christmas time, and I always enjoy them immensely.
Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies
1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding
2 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 12 0z. bag Reeses Peanut Butter Chips
Cream butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light & fluffy. Beat in pudding mix. Mix in dry ingredients. Add chips. Chill for 4 hours. Bake @ 350 for 8-10 minutes.
These are soooo delectable and yummy! A must for the holiday season!
On a more serious note, I want to also share something else with you. My mom received this email from someone a few days ago. It's regarding the Sandy Hook shootings. I was just sick when I found out about it. My thoughts and prayers have been with the families & everyone else affected.
First off, I do not take any credit whatsoever for this little poem. I have no idea who wrote it, but I thank God for whoever did.
Hook Elementary School
days before Christmas, around 9:38
20 beautiful children stormed through Heaven's gate.
smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
filled with such joy; they didn't know what to say.
remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
is heaven" declared a small boy. "We're spending Christmas at God's
what to their wondering eyes did appear,
Jesus, their Savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at
them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
He opened His arms and He called them by name.
And in that
moment was joy, that only Heaven can bring
children all flew into the arms of their King.
And as they
lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
And as if He
could read all the questions she had
whispered to her, "I'll take care of Mom and Dad."
looked down on Earth, at the world far below
He saw all
of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.
closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
power and presence re-enter this land!
country be delivered from the hands of fools
taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools! "
Then He and
the children stood up without a sound.
now my children let me show you around. "
filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."