Remembering Bill Hall
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Remembering Bill Hall
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
My 9 month old granddaughter Jersey was standing alone looking at the bright lights of the Christmas tree while shaking her little legs to Sounds of the Season music in the background. I squatted down to take a break and suddenly the reflection of the lights on the tree where shinning in her big blue eyes. No camera could have caught this moment more perfectly! She took that precious hand and pulled me to her and gave me my first big MeMe kiss all by herself! Ahhhhh......it took me back to my daughters first Christmas when she too was 9 months old and enjoyed our tree. Moments like these make being a stay at home MeMe so powerful and reaffirming. It's these days she won't remember but Meme will!
This is so easy and fun to make! Quick too!
- Bag of Wilton White Candy Melts
- Bag of Wilton Dark Candy Melts
- Large Candy Cane crushed (sold at Walgreens 2/ $1.00)
- One Candy Mold (I am recycling the insert from my frozen quiche appetizers)
After washing the disposable Quiche tray that I saved from going into the garbage I placed two Candy Melts in each circle. My favorite is using 2 white but the kids love them mixed.
Microwave for 1 minute. Swirl with toothpick and sprinkle the Crushed Candy Cane onto the top. (If it hardens to fast you can rezap it in the microwave for 5 seconds.
Place tray in freezer for no more than 3-4 minutes.
Remove from freezer, tap or turn upside down and voila…there you have your wonderful Peppermint Bark Disks!
I told you it was to easy! Experiment and play with other flavors too!
Last year we melted 25 candy melts of either color in a large Wilton decorators icing bag and added ONE DROP of Cinnamon Oil. Microwave for 1 minute and continue at 15 second intervals until melted. (Each oven is different and you don’t want them to burn!
Oh My Goodness…the scent that filled the air was overwhelming!!! Then we simply pipe the candy into our molds and the flavor was delicious!
Go ahead…borrow my idea! Really!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
This song has been in my heart all day today. When I sing it I am taken back to my very young days of being ages 8 /9. Two Rivers Baptist Church always had something going on for us kids! Always!! We would go on weekend church retreats just an hour or two away from home and you'd think we were going cross-country! The entire time we were in the bus we'd sing and sing and sing some more! The retreats were usually brought to a close with an open invitation and lots of praise worship. How I love my praise worship! They could take an energetic group of kids and by "lights out" they would have us deep in thought about our own personal relationship with Jesus.
It's during these years that I learned to pray as a child and to look at my soul and reflect on my choices I made. As I've grown older I've come to cherish the "praise and invitation" time for such deeper reflection and also found it to be a cleansing time...a time to really tell all that's on heart.
Tonight as I celebrated Christmas with my Dad, my sister, my kids and my grandchildren I found myself praising privately inside. Rejoicing in my family. Reflecting on how good, how very, very good God has been to me!! Also how very good God has been to my family. All of them.
So in closing this day
look back and realize what you DO have...not what you want or hope to get. Relish in what's here, what's now and what you hold dear.
sweetest of dreams...
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
There is so much on this brain
I've caught up on two weeks worth of blogging and cant seem to find where they just posted....hummm
*see how Lenora did in Gastonia, NC in the Teacher of the Year finals
*check on Joye, Joye
*make several more batches of Peppermint Bark
*design a digital Christmas card and email as I've not mailed the two stacks in front of me
*mail box to West Palm Beach
*go by cemetery
*take bread to Tanisha at Dr. Swauncys
*gift for dirty Santa party
*church on Friday/Saturday nights
*recheck BP .. lol
GO TO BED NOW to be up by 7 and get this list completed