Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cherry Cheese Pie (YUMMM)

Thank you to Sarah for this recipe! It is an excellent pie!

Cherry Cheese Pie

Graham cracker crust
8 oz. cream cheese
½ cup sugar
2 cups Cool Whip
Canned cherry pie filling

With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar together until creamy. Turn the mixer down and add the Cool Whip. Mix until it's thoroughly incorporated. Pour filling into the graham cracker crust, and top with the cherry pie filling. Refrigerate several hours before serving.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Survey

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I love wrapping presents! Plus, I love un-wrapping presents.

2. Real tree or artificial? Real, but we have an artificial one we use just because.

3. When do you put up your tree? This year I put it up a week before Thanksgiving because we were having company for Thanksgiving and I didn't want to have a mess when they were here. Usually we put it up the day (or weekend) after Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take it down? Sometime after Christmas. When I get to it!

5. Do you like eggnog? NO

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I think I would have to say Big Jim, my huge bear I got from my Aunt Marie one year. I still have him sitting on the bed in the guest room.

7. Hardest person to buy for? James, usually, except this year! He knows what one of his presents is, but doesn't know the other! :)

8. Easiest person to buy for? Jet, my dog. Just get him a squeaker and he will love you forever! :)

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes. Two years ago when I was working at Hallmark I bought a really really nice one that sits on top of my piano.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I like to mail them, because I know people love to get mail since it is so rare these days!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I try to push those memories out of my mind... aka... I have no clue!

12. Favorite Christmas movie? You know, I don't know if I have one. I guess I would say Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? The day after Christmas (that is when you get the best sales on ornaments and other stuff for Christmas) or once we get Christmas lists from everyone.

14. Have you ever regifted a Christmas present? Um... i think I probably have. I don't remember though.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Butterhorn rolls (for Christmas and Thanksgiving) they are usually the only times we get them in the year.

16. Lights on the tree? yep, i like straight white lights. i really don't like multi-colored strands.

17. Favorite Christmas song? Silent Night. For some reason I always get teary eyed, but I love it.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Since we don't have family we spend Christmas with here we love to go places. I really don't think we will be having Christmas on our own till we have a couple of kids!

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Yes, because of the song!

20. Angel or star on top of the Christmas tree? We have a star, but I would like an angel.

21. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning? We open one on Christmas eve and the rest on Christmas morning. It satisfies the urge to open them at night, but keeps the surprises for the next morning... you still have to wait for most of the presents!(Kristen, this could solve your problem!!)

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Santa! Not that I don't like him and I will have this tradition with my children, but I hate the fact that people seem to "worship" Santa more than worship Christ at this time of year!

23. Favorite ornament, theme, or color? Each year, after Christmas, James and I go to Hallmark and pick out an ornament (on sale) for the next years tree. We don't open them, they just get put away with the other Christmas decorations and we get them out the next year and are surprised. It is something fun we like to do! :)

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Usually turkey or marinated steak. (of course with the Butterhorn rolls!!)

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Kitchen Aid Mixer, parafin wax foot/hand thing, Kung Fu Panda DVD... ask James or my mom... they have my list! :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

This idea just might work!! **Warning-politics**

I think this is so funny, and it could just work. I got this over the email.

Bush should resign now.

Then Dick Cheney becomes President (that would really PO the liberals)!!!

Then he appoints Condoleeza Rice as VP.

Then Cheney resigns two weeks later and Condoleeza Rice, A Republican,
becomes the first BLACK President and the first WOMAN President !!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Which one should we use for our Christmas Card??

So I am trying to decide on which picture to use for our Christmas cards. I would like you opinion. Let me know which one you like best, 1, 2 or 3!! Thanks.

1.) James and I (from the pictures by Tina)

2.) James and I (2nd picture by Tina)


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

5 Questions

1. Four places I go: work, church, grocery store, Gillette

2. Four people who e-mail me regularly: Mom, James, Elizabeth, spammers

3. Four of my favorite places to eat: Taco Johns, Johnny Carino's, Hoong's Palace, Pizza Hut

4. Four places I would rather be right now: in bed, Gillette, Rock Rapids, Somewhere warm!!

5. Four TV shows I watch: Chuck, The Biggest Loser, Law & Order: SVU, Days of Our Lives