We had a wonderful Christmas this year, but we're missing Emily, Chris, and Tanner while they're in Oregon for two and a half weeks. I'll go to pick them up from the quaint Branson airport on Thursday, and I'm so excited to have them with us for a couple of days before we go back to school.
Basically, my entire break has consisted of family time and baking. Johnny gave me a cook book for Christmas and I've been testing out several recipes now that I'm home. Here's a few of the things I've baked thus far:
- Christmas sugar cookies
- chocolate chip cookies
- glazed apple cream pie
- banana cream pie
- 6 loaves of Amish friendship bread
|He loves his Aunt Sarah. He also loves spitting up on his Aunt Sarah.|
|Papa and Clark|
|Laura and Clark both love Sunday naps|
|Me and Grams - She's been cracking us up all break.|
- I think I've worn makeup a total of two times since I've been here
- There have been multiple times that Grams has laughed so hard that she's started crying uncontrollably
- I've been averaging about 12 hours of sleep a night - playing catch up from last semester
- As I'm writing this right now, I'm sitting in a recliner watching Frasier with Joseph and Mom, while Clark has his arms wrapped around mine
I love how expressive and responsive Clark is getting. He is discovering his mouth and all the different things he can do with it. It's precious.
Also, I spent all day yesterday in the kitchen. Okay, all day that I was awake, and since I'm getting 12 hour nights that translates into about 2 PM to 7 PM. Still, it was a very fruitful experience. I made dinner for my family - zesty roasted chicken and potatoes, homemade rolls, and some asparagus that Mom actually made. Then we had that banana cream pie for dessert. Here's pictures, per Johnny's request.
And now I'm hungry again.