Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

Can you believe it's already 2010?! Well, it almost is. :) The year seemed to go by pretty fast, didn't it? My mom always says the older you get the faster the years go by. :) I guess that's pretty true.

New Year's Eve night is the only night of the year when I know I'm going to stay up past twelve o'clock! ;) We always greet the new year with lots of sparkling cider! Mmm... :)

Well, I hope everyone's had a good year, because I sure have!


Monday, December 28, 2009

What I Got

So, here's the post you've all been waiting for! Don't worry, you probably didn't know you were waiting for it, but you were! ;) Here is what me and my brother got the family for Christmas:

My sister did a great job wrapping it, didn't she?

Well, if you want to see an unwrapped version of it you can click here. We've already watched them and they're just fantastic!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Christmas Eve!

Yesterday, since me and my brother were the only ones home, I decided that we'd do something fun. We decided we'd like to try out our new cookie cutters and make some sugar cookies. One reason we wanted to make them is so we could try our hand at decorating them! :) We had a lot of fun together! Here are some pictures of them:


Here is a recipe for peppermint punch I'm going to make tonight. We've never made it before, but it sure sounds good!

Peppermint Punch

1 qt. pepprmint ice cream, softened
1 c. milk
2 -ltr. bottle gingerale, chilled
Garnish: peppermint sticks, finely crushed or whole

In large punch bowl, blend together ice cream and milk; stir gently. Slowly add gingerale; stir until combined. Moisten rims of glasses with water and dip into finely crushed candy. Serve with peppermint stick stirrers, if desired. Serves 8-10.

Well, I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Christmas Eve and Christmas!

- Haley

Thursday, December 17, 2009

More Awards And A Very Long Tag

Gee-wiz, I let this stuff pile up way too much!

These are the rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award
2. Copy the award
3. Post it on your blog
4. Tell us 7 things your readers don't know
5. Link 7 new bloggers as recipiants
6. Notify the winners of their award with a comment on their blog
7. Keep on sharing the light of Christ with others!

Here are my seven things:

1. Instead of getting everyone in the family a seperate present for Christmas, I got one big present for everyone this year! I'll tell you what it is after Christmas! ;) Let me just say this, we've all wanted it for a long time! :)

2. I always have math done by seven o'clock.

3. Sue Thomas F.B. Eye is my favorite show.

4. I think Christmas day is the best day of the year!

5. I don't like hot chocolate. I have no idea why I don't, but I just never really have.

6. When I get on the computer I either listen to my LOTR playlist or my random one. ;)
7. I am very gullible.

I now award/tag:

Eldarwen, Lindsay, and Taylor all awarded me with this award! Thanks y'all, this is one of my favorites! :) I now award:


Now for a very long tag!

List seven songs that you are into right now.
1. Hoop Dee Doo- Perry Como
2. Who I Am - Jessica Andrews
3. Pelennor Fields- The Two Towers
4. Lux Aeterna- The Lord of The Rings
5. The Auctioneer- Leroy Van Dyke
6. Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny!- The Andrew Sisters
7. Straw Hat Song- Desi Arnaz

What kind of a car do you want when you're older? I have no clue!

Where do you want to live when you're older? As long as it's in the mountains I'll be happy. :)

Do you want to go to college? Nope. If I do anything it will be something like College Plus
, but not even that really appeals to me right now. Maybe when I get older I'll want to do it.

How many siblings do you have? Two older sisters and a younger brother.

How many children do you want to have when you're married? A lot!

Boys or girls? Both!

City girl or country girl? Country, definitley.

Gourmet meals or steak with salad? Steak with salad.

Flying or driving? I've never flown before. The thing I'd want to do the most is ride a train, but since that's not a choice I'll say I'd rather fly.

Bike riding or swimming? Bike riding.

Sports or no sports? Okay, this question is like in every tag! How many times do I have to say I like to play sports, but I don't like to watch them!

Books or movies? Both!

School or chores? Well, probably chores.

Inside or outside? Usually outside.

Wednesday or Sunday? Sunday!

Friends or Family? Both!

Fried or scrambled eggs? Scrambled. I haven't had scrambled eggs in like four months cause I fixed them too much for a while and burned myself out on them.

Pancakes or cereal? Pancakes, definitely! I never have liked cereal and haven't had any in like six months!

Big meal or something small? Big meal, probably.

Movie or TV show? Usually movie, but I do like to watch "Sue Thomas F.B. Eye," "Doc", and "I Love Lucy."

Thing to do outside? I either read or play with Josh and/or Toby

Favorite meal? What kind of a question is that? Well, if I have to answer, it would have to be Thanksgiving dinner.

Place to read a good book? Outside in the middle of the fruit trees.

What is your favorite vegetable? Potatoes or "PO-TA-TOES!" like Sam would say. :)

Where do you want to live when you graduate? At home, until I get married.

What time or day do you like the best? Morning because that's when I get the most done.

What is your favorite flower? Probably roses, but I'd have to think about it.

What is your favorite weapon? The Bible!

Do you like sports? Why is this question in the tag if there's another question asking the same thing above it?

Do you like writing? Yes.

What is your favorite month? December!

Do you like adventure? Yep.

Do you collect anything? I guess so.

What do you collect? Pens, stationary, cards, and stickers.

Do you live near your grandparents? No, that's why I write to them.

Are you bored of this? Not really.

Okay, I tag anyone who's willing to spend the time to answer the questions! :)

Merry CHRISTmas everyone!

- Haley

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Cute Award!

This is an award I received from Eldarwen! I really like the poem that goes with it! :)

Before Lizzy could get away,

Mr. Collins came forth to say,

You can hardly doubt my intent,

After all the time we have spent.

My attentions have been too marked,

That they can hardly be misread.

Right as I came into this house,

I meant to take you as my spouse,

I'll state my reasons to marry.

It would add to my happiness,

And set a model of marriage,

In my home and in my parish.

For it is the right thing for me,

And also now dear cousin see.

That is the recommendation,

From my most lovely patroness.

She said to me to take a wife,

As the companion of my life.

She said to me the girl I pick,

Should be gentle and kind,

Which I why I have you in mind.

Many Blessings,