Thursday, December 25, 2008

Blessed with more than enough!

Christmas is officially over and Marc is putting together his I pod speakers as we speak (thanks mom). I can't help but be overwhelmed with the amount of gifts that we got this year. Malachi has enough toys to last an entire year. God has truly blessed our family in more ways that I could ever imagine. Not so much the gifts this year as it is spending time with our families. Marc and I are truly blessed to have a large, loving family on both sides. We are blessed to have a family of our own now. I simply do not know how we used to live without our Malachi. We just got done putting him down for the night a little bit ago. We just stand there and stare, Marc whispers "I love him." It makes my heart melt. What a blessing Malachi has been to our lives. There is nothing like Christmas to remind you of what really matters in Thank you Lord for the things that you have given us, Love, Joy, Peace and Happiness.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth

Malachi cut both of his teeth last week. We have had an enjoyable time with this whole teething thing. I was so happy to finally see the things that have been causing grief. Hopefully Malachi will choose to be a good little boy and not bite mommy while breast feeding! Malachi had his 6 month pictures done. He was actually 7 months, but we had to re-schedule twice becuase he was sick. Here is the link

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cookie Swap Hell...

Our church held there annual cookie swap yesterday. I was so excited this year, I was not going to try and do some fancy, nasty tasting cookie. I got Grandma Dell's good old fashion Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. How hard can it be, right? Wrong. I decided to make the dough the night before so that I could go to church and just come home make the cookies and be at the swap at 3. Well I got home and put in my first batch of cookies. To my dismay they came out looking like this...

Flat as an ironing board! I kept looking at my cookies and looking at the recipe. I had doubled the recipe so I thought that maybe I had put too much butter. I thought maybe I cooked them too long??? So, I cooked another batch...that turned out exactly the same. Then it dawned on me. I had used baking soda instead of baking powder!

It is amazing that 1tsp of something can ruin and entire batch of cookies! I was so mad. I tried adding baking powder to my dough and re-cooking them. That did not work. I was forced to make an entire new batch of cookies. I only had semi-sweet morsels for the second batch so they weren't as tasty, but at least I was going to the cookie swap with cookies. 30 minutes late and all.

I did save the cookie dough from the first batch because the cookies did taste great, they just didn't rise, lol. There were a lot of great cookies at the swap this year. I had a great time despite my occurrences earlier in the day.