Friday, November 30, 2007

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
Last Saturday we went to a really nice local Christmas tree farm. They have a petting zoo, a nice pond, and free hot cider . It's also nice that they have trees you can cut yourself, were we live there aren't very many actual tree farms. When we got home we put on some Manheim Steamroller, made homemade coca, and sugar cookies. We also had some dear friends come stay the weekend with us which was nice. Here are a few pictures from our day....

At the farm

Victoria and Maddie

Victoria, Maddie, and Me

Chandler, Maddie and Zack enjoying their cider

Tying are tree up

Rodney, and Charlie putting it up

Yay, it's up!

time to decorate

hmmm...don't ask why I have that look on my face.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Playing Catch Up

With the holidays approaching I have had a hard time keeping up with posting. So I have had quite a lot going on that I haven't had time to post about. On Nov 16th we had the Army Ball, which is always a blast. It's the one weekend a year we are kid free. Here are a few pictures from it.

Rodney and I at Dinner

Out by the Board WalkAfter Dinner and Awards
Time for dancing and socializing

Up Close

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What God has joined together.......

Nov 13, 1999

Here are a few photos of us throughout the years.....

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Cherry Cheesecake recipe

Cheesecake Crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
6 tbsp. margarine (melted)

2 - 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese ( softened )
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar

Cherry Topping:
1 - 16 oz. can pitted cherries
( drain juice and reserve )
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. lemon juice
3 drops red food coloring

Combine all crust ingredients a press into 9" spring form cake pan.In mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth.Add sugar eggs and vanilla and beat again.Pour over crust and bake at 375° for 20 minutes then let cool.While cooling mix cherry topping in a sauce pan ,combine sugar and cornstarch blend in cherry juice and heat stirring constantly until topping thickens.Remove from heat and add lemon juice cherries and food coloring.Cool and spread topping over cheesecake.Cool in refrigerator 2 hours to serve.