Monthly Archives: December 2011

To my fellow stay at home mom friends…

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I know that I’m buried under wrapping paper, trying to stay on top of everything I want to do with my girls this Christmas season, and  mopping the floors that are covered in glue from our latest project…and my phone is ringing off the hook with things that others need me to do….

This made me smile today.

May you all be encouraged to stay faithful in serving your God by serving your families.

Stay at Home Moms

by Jennifer Johnson

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog. Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a Cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door. He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls. As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, ‘What happened here today?’ She again smiled and answered, ‘You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?’ ‘Yes,’ was his incredulous reply. She answered, ‘Well, today I didn’t do it.’

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Blessing Rolls!

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Thanks to one of my new favorite bloggers, How does she?, we had a lot of fun around the dinner table this Thanksgiving. I debated posting these, seeing as Thanksgiving is past and Christmas is barreling at us so quickly, but I think these are definitely appropriate for Christmas, Advent, and any other holidays you might be celebrating this December.

I made some yummy yeast rolls, but instead of my normal yeast roll recipe, I ventured a little and went for some buttery crescent rolls.  With a little surprise inside each one.

About a week before Thanksgiving, I had all of our guests send me a list of 5 things they were thankful for. Thanks to our Thankful Tree we did every day in November, I had quite a list for our little family.

A couple of things from our Thankful Tree list...

 

The dough made enough for 4 dozen rolls. I had to make them in four small circles...you can see one of them in the background.

 

Once I cut up my circles into little triangles, I was ready to start rolling in my thankful notes. However, when I do them again, I think I'll modify the original instructions, and lay them lengthwise along the widest part of the triangle - instead of wrapping them all the way inside like they were. They were a little difficult for my little ones to pull out sometimes.

 

 

Everyone enjoyed playing the game - even my lovely Mother and Father in love. 🙂

 

Thanks to the South, we can play outside after dinner. Without jackets.

 

How could one not be thankful on a day like this?

 

Happy Holidays everyone!

 

Again, if you want the original recipe, check out the Delicious Dinner Rolls at How Does She?  Have fun with these! I think you could use them for a birthday dinner (what do we like about the birthday girl?), Christmas dinner (What are your favorite Christmas memories/stories/blessings, etc.?), Valentine’s Day (what do you love about your family?)….