I LOVE christmas music! There's something about them that swells my heart with love and togetherness Some years I can hardly wait until the day after thanksgiving when we can start listening to them! (this is Joel's rule...)
My favorite tunes to listen to this time of year are: Carol of the Bells Holy Night 12 days of Christmas (only by Straight no Chaser) What Child is This Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Joel's favorite Christmas tunes are: Mele Kalikimaka O Christmas Tree Silent Night
What are your favorite Christmas carols and when do you start listening to them?!
1 stick margarine, melted 1 pkg oreo cookies 1 8oz pkg cream cheese (i use fat free because regular is too rich for me) 1 tub cool whip 1 lg. box french vanilla instant pudding milk
1. crumble (or food process) oreos, add melted margarine and mix well (save some oreos for the top if desired) 2. press mixture into 9x13 pan 3. mix the pudding, using only 3 1/2 cups milk and set aside 4. whip cream cheese until fluffy (i'm lazy and i just warm it), add cool whip and mix well 5. add pudding and beat all together until well blended 6. pour over oreo crust and sprinkle with remaining (if you didn't eat them) oreos 7. refridgerate and enjoy!
today marks a turn in the gorgeous fall weather we've been having, to some cooler temperatures we try to keep our heat level low in our house to save money, but also high enough to keep our chubby bundle (otherwise known as 'mylin') warm! i spend a lot of sunday afternoons at my computer finishing up my week's homework while joel and mylin watch football and nap today i am so chilly! so i've got myself wrapped in a blanket, sitting over the heater vent in my computer chair, channeling the sweet heat into my warm cocoon! i guess this makes my homework more bearable...
what are you doing on this cool sunday afternoon?!
On October 30th we were privileged to be in the company of so many celebrating the love of our friends, Ryan and April Joel was honored to stand up with Ryan, a long-time friend and college roommate
Luckily we caught this sweet moment with our small family after the ceremony before Mylin had a complete meltdown at the reception :) My handsome groomsman with his lovely bridesmaid (the dresses and flowers were gorgeous for an autumn wedding! They even decorated with pumpkins - how cute!)
What a ham :)
The lovely, happiest couple: Ryan and April Schisler!
this past weekend we all got an 'extra' hour! yay for a 'long' weekend :)
the draper family rose at 6:00 am when the littlest one decided to wake up starving she was ready to play after that so we were all up and running several hours before church began somehow we still managed to not have time for breakfast and had to raid the donut room at church between service and sunday school..... (p.s. they have cinnamon vanilla creamer and i am in LOVE with it this season!)
all of the above is to point out that we probably got our extra hour of the weekend sunday morning so what did we spend it doing? joel and mylin sat on the couch and watched the newest channel our antenna picks up....its a very weird music video channel....no rhyme or reason to the videos they choose want popular country music?! got it. how about some creepy videos from the early 90s? got it. and back in time to the late 70s when they first started making them? ok. i, however, spent my extra hour correcting a group homework paper that i spent 4 hours doing saturday night (apparently incorrectly...) yay.
This morning the scale showed me the same number it did when I found out (just over a year ago) that I was pregnant!
Newsflash: weighing in post-pregnancy at your pre-pregnancy weight does not mean it is all distributed back in the same way....some stuff still doesn't fit!
But I will take this as success :)
I love Jesus, my husband Joel, our daugther, Mylin and our son, Sully. We are striving to simplify our lives so that we can more fully follow God's plan for us. We love community, fellowship, and strengthening relationships!