Saturday, December 29, 2007!

Finally, here are the pics from the Christmas Sweater party! I have been taking lots of pics of our time in Oregon. We are now in Sunriver, where there is a couple of feet of snow on the ground. We have had so much fun so far sledding, making snow ice cream and watching movies by the fire...I hope to post more about that when we get back to Texas!
We miss all you Texans!

Josh Drew and John had a cupcake eating contest!

Love the womens turtleneck Adam!
The bowman's!
And the winners of the night...Nat Drew and my husband!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Sweaters...need I say more?

Well John won the ugly Christmas Sweater contest at our home group on Monday! I will post pics as soon as I get them!!! I haven't even seen it myself, looking forward to it!

Make it a great day everyone!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Loving our new neighbors

Sunday I baked Zucchini Bread all afternoon, 8 baby loaves! I wrapped them, tied red ribbon and a green note on them and then John and I bundled up to deliver all the treats to our neighbors! I think it is the highlight of the season for me! It was cold, the house smelled like delicious bread, I had it in a cute basket(I love baskets)...and I absolutely loved watching peoples reactions as we met them and gave them a very unexpected gift! It was so interesting because mostly people were shocked at first , that a neighbor would do this, and then they were very grateful! I loved every minute of it! I am going to make it a Christmas tradition! I'm sure it will be even more fun when we do it with kids! NO..we are not pregnant- I know how all of you are! ;-)
I am headed to Portland today! I will be gone until January 1st and I am so looking forward to hanging out with my in laws..most of you are probably thinking I am joking but I really do love all my inlaws ( parents and siblings) so I am very excited!
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas; I pray that you find time to think about our God and the most amazing gift He has given us, Jesus!

Zucchini Bread Recipe:
Preheat oven to 350
3 eggs 1/4 t baking powder
1 C oil 1 t baking soda
2 C sugar 3 t cinnamon
2 C grated zucchini 1 t salt
3 C flour 1 t vanilla

Beat eggs, add flour & next ingredients and mix.
Pour into 2 greased loaf pans- bake for 1 hour. ( check with toothpick, you want a very thin coating on the toothpick so the bread isn't too dry)

Enjoy- you really can't mess this one up!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Pictures for your enjoyment

This is our week in pictures...( ok, and a few words)

John thinks it is dumb to take pictures of ourselves,clearly, he is humoring me! ( but he is right it never goes well..check out the double chin)

Emily Rozell and I at the Denton Wasaill Festival on The Square, last Thursday! I did have a silly face but then I just started laughing! We had a great time!

There is a better pic of them on their blog, The Rozell's.

This is for the Knakal's- they had a Fire Truck for kids to tour...OR for adults to be silly!

John and his new toy- a lead blower/vac. We bought this yesterday because John raked 6 huge bags of leaves on Friday and on Saturday you couldn't even tell! :( .We have SOOOO many leaves. According to the box of this new toy we could just blow all the leaves in a pile and suck them up...well he ended up having to rake most of them up AND now he is sick....hmm was that a well spent $100? Just kidding, it really did help save time!

Lastly , when John came back from lunch he said it smelled in the house...yes, it is what it may actually NOT look like anymore. I left a sweet potato in the oven, YIKES! I couldn't even break it! It was so light weight but hard as a rock!
I hope everyone has a great week!