Category Christmas

Christmas Treats with LeeAnn Sontheimer Murphy

As I celebrate Christmas, one of my traditions is to spend time in the kitchen cooking up traditional recipes, family favorites, making candy, and baking cookies.  The first holiday recipe I learned to make was old fashioned sugar cookies, cut into Christmas tree and Santa shapes.  We always frosted them in bright Christmas colors.  I […]

Christmas Treats with Lisa Orchard

Lorna Doone Dessert 1 package Lorna Doone cookies crushed Add melted butter to cookies (this is the crust so add as much butter as you prefer; about ¼ to ½ of a stick) 1 7 oz Chocolate chips 2T Sugar 2-1/2 T water 4 egg yolks 1 teas. Vanilla 4 egg whites Crush Lorna Doone […]

Christmas Wishes Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Christmas Wishes Blog Hop! Hope you are having a wonderful time! I’m trying to keep it as simple as possible this year. We will be traveling around Christmas and that’s enough complication for the holidays.  Leave a comment for a chance to win a PDF copy of  The Warden’s […]

Our Little Bell-ringers

For the Christmas program each year, our church had the preschoolers do a handbell choir. The kids dress as angels with sparkly halos and play ‘Joy to the World.’ Each child is assigned a colored bell and when the teacher points to their color on the chart, they are supposed to play. It is about […]

Screeching over Socks

Last Christmas, the twins were so excited about the first present that they opened they could hardly be distracted from playing with it to open the rest of them. This year, since they know the routine, I figured they’d tear through the packages flinging tissue and wrapping paper willy-nilly and we wouldn’t know what they […]

Taking Christmas Pictures

Or why we almost didn’t have pictures on our cards this year. Well, I put the pictures on the cards anyway, figuring everyone could use a good laugh at Christmas.  Especially as the card wished everyone ‘peace.’ The photoshoot unwound like one of the silent black and white movies where the movements are exaggerated and […]