Friday, December 24, 2004

It's not Christmas anymore!?!?! I need to take down my lights.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Friday, December 17, 2004

How to AudioBlog

Have fun! (and point me to your blog!)

Thursday, December 16, 2004

this is an audio post - click to play

Favorite Bible Study Resources

The Unbound Bible

StudyLight (left column, halfway down) (dozens of translations)

Bible Study Tools at

DiscipleLand Bible Curriculum for ages 2-12

Explorer's Bible Study - While these studies are available for purchase, you can also follow along with them week by week for free. You can print them in PDF format for all age groups.

Thy Word Creations (Effortless Bible Memorization)

The Scripture Memory Connection (wonderful and free Bible memorization software)

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Tiger by The Rose (age 4)
Lion by The Rose (age 4)
Giraffe by The Rose (age 4)

Something to entertain the kids...

... or yourself.

Shake the Snowglobe
My parents' grandkids.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

I had my kids rate me on this test....

You are June Cleaver!
June Cleaver: You are June Cleaver from Leave it
to Beaver. You might not wear pearls while you
do your housework, but you probably like the
idea of being a traditional type of mom who
bakes special treats for your kids when they
come home from school and who sits down to
dinner with them at night. You think of
thoughtful ways to show your kids you care
like making elaborate Halloween costumes or
whipping up chicken noodle soup for sore
throats and you work hard to stay involved in
their lives.

Of course, you teach your children right from wrong
and always hold them to strict standards,
though you may prefer that someone else in the
household do the actual disciplining. That's
just because you are so devoted to your little
ones, you can't stand the thought of missing
out on any time with them behind angry doors or
pouting faces.

Which TV Mom are you?
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Sunday, December 12, 2004

I didn't really believe I was, but I guess I am....

You are a Prairie Muffin!
You are a Prairie Muffin! You love God and you
love your home, and you are determined to do it
all Right. Have you read your manifesto yet?
Do a google search for Prairie Muffin
Manifesto, if you haven't.

What kind of muffin are you?
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The Rose, The Princess and She Who Triumphs (wearing the three matching Laura Ashley dresses) singing Away in a Manger.

Go figure

Girly Mama 2
You're a girl power mommy! You love to be girly,
but you're no pushover. Your kids are learning
that gender differences don't have to mean
gender inequality. You've taken back pink, and
you don't care who knows it!

What kind of a mother are you?
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all is calm, all is bright
You are "Silent Night"

You like the simple things. A warm dinner and a
quiet Christmas, you'd rather focus on the main
reason of Christmas than on material objects.

What Christmas Carol Are You?
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Thursday, December 09, 2004

S'mores Mix

I just made this up and the kids loved it. Somebody besides me must have invented it by now!

Mix equal parts of Teddy Grahams (Honey flavor), Christmas colored M&M's, and mini-marshmallows. Voila... S'mores Mix!

It would be a colorful addition to any holiday party. ;o)

Another entertainment item via Mrs Bramble

1. Egg nog - yum or yuck? Used to love it, this year it was YUCK (???)

2. Stay up until midnight on New Years? Like every night.

3. Prefer white or colored lights? White outside, colored inside.

4. Favorite holiday song. I like most of them.

5. What is your tackiest holiday decoration? I 27 Fling Boogie all things tacky.

6. Do your kids have too much and you wonder just WHY you are getting more?? No. We keep toys to a minimum in favor of imagination. This years gifts are one toy and one book each.

7. If you celebrate Christmas, when does your tree go up and come down? Tree goes up mid-December and down on Twelth Night

8. Christmas again - open presents on Christmas eve, morning, or other? Morning

9. Favorite holiday tradition? Bundling up and going for a walk on Christmas Eve (night) with the family looking at lights... and coming home to hot cocoa and Christmas music.

10. What do YOU want for Christmas? I'm ashamed to admit this, but I want the Sims 2 (you know, it's the building a house and decorating part I like, I love to decorate... I don't really play the game, really)