Saturday, December 27, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
So I finally broke down and made the ever famous
Everyone was raving about them over at
2 peas in a bucket scrapbooking board
I kept thinking, how could they be that great?
It's just a cake mix, with icing dipped in chocolate
what is so great about that?
oh my, they are divine!
The cake balls you see above were made with german chocolate cake mix
and german chocolate, coconut icing!!!!!!
This is how easy they are to make~
1. Buy any flavor cake mix and bake the cake according to the directions on the box.
2. After you have baked the cake and let it cool, you crumble the cake into pieces in a large bowl.
3. Pick any flavor icing to go with the cake above and mix it in the big bowl with the crumbled
cake mix. YES this is pretty messy. Make sure you wash your hands really
good before starting because you are going to mix the cake with the cake icing with
4. After you have mixed the cake and the icing really good, form the mixture into
bite sized balls and place on wax paper on a cookie sheet.
5. Put toothpicks in each cake ball and place in the fridge for a couple of hours or put
in the freezer for at least one hour.
6. Use a double broiler or fondue to melt Almond bark - chocolate or vanilla, you choose!
7. Dip each cake ball into the melted, yummy chocolate and return to cookie sheet to dry.
8. You can leave them plain or add nuts, sprinkles etc. before they dry.
I kept mine in the fridge because I like my cake balls chilled.. OR you can leave them out
in a cake plate or dish to enjoy!
Another good variety for Christmas would be to use a
red velvet cake mix with cream cheese icing and dip into white almond bark!
Monday, December 22, 2008
The event, a project the groups have carried out every year since the 1970s, was held at the post home on Lincolnton Road.
Thirty-eight students from Koontz and Overton elementary schools and Erwin and Southeast middle schools were treated to the "Nutty Buddy Gang" Clown Show. They had lunch and a visit from Santa, who gave each child a gift and a treat bag.
Harry Garwood and Phyllis Richardson were in charge of the project.
Ashlyn's class with Santa, aren't they some cuties?
Friday, December 19, 2008
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Peace on earth and good will toward men – that’s reconciliation.
What is reconciliation? It’s when a broken relationship is restored. When a boyfriend and girlfriend or a husband and wife get back together, there’s reconciliation. When a father and son restore peace between each other, there’s reconciliation.
Where do you need peace in your life this Christmas? That’s what Christmas is all about – peace on earth, good will toward men. I asked people, “Where would you like to see peace?” These are the answers I got:
· “I’d like to see peace in the broken families.”
· “I’d love to see peace in politics.”
· “With each other.”
· “In my heart.”
· “I’d like to see it at home.”
· “I’d like to see peace in my life.”
· “Peace? Right in this country of ours.”
Everywhere! Is it realistic to have peace everywhere? Isn’t it just a pipe dream to hope for peace on earth, good will toward men?
There will never be peace in the world until there is peace in nations.
And there will never be peace in nations until there is peace in communities.
And there will never be peace in communities until there is peace in families.
And there will never be peace in families until there is peace in individuals.
And there will never be peace in individuals until we invite the Prince of Peace – Jesus – to reign in our hearts.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
$143 later and they are on their way to feeling better soon. (please oh please, let it be soon!)
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Yesterday they found him hanging upside down from the ceiling fan. It was precious yesterday - the boys came running in the house after getting home from school- were squealing with delight wanting to be the first to find Mr. Jingles. They cracked up when they found him. :) (The little boy in the green shirt stays with us after school.)
Monday, December 1, 2008
It's Mr. Jingles, one of Santa's elves. He brought a gingerbread house for us to decorate and left a note explaining who he is. Mr. Jingles is one of Santa's elves who watches our children throughout the day and notes who is naughty and who is nice. He reports back to the North Pole every night and tells Santa all about Spenser, Ashlyn & Mason. On the days when the kids are not naughty Mr. Jingles will leave a treat for the kids the next morning, BUT they have to find him first because he likes to hide every morning after his trip back from the North Pole.
Mommy tried to take a picture of the wild woman in her Christmas dress... look who won't be getting a treat tomorrow, ha ha! Just joking!
She didn't want her picture made, she just wanted to make "poot" sounds on her arm