Sunday, December 16, 2007

Advent - Days 13 Thru 16! Ramblings

Advent Day 13 - The Penguins Save Christmas!


My Little Guy... Kazoo in Hand

Well folks! As you can see I have some catching up to do... I'll just give you the 'highlights'!

Day 13: The Penguins Saved Christmas... Thursday was one of those 'killer' busy days! Left here at 8am for Boise (2.5 hr drive one way!) - met customers, picked up 4 beef - drove back to Baker, met Dick in town and unloaded beef... did I mention the ice and snow? Boise was not ready for winter!!! Anyway, then home.. baked cookies for the evening Christmas Program.....and off to the school.

Ah... nothing like an elementary School Christmas Program to align your spirit! It was the BEST program at our little school yet! We could actually hear the kids (our PTCO group bought new microphones - a project we have been discussing for 3 years!)... Sami was a reindeer, I didn't get her in her costume!! RATS.... we came home and everyone slept wonderfully!

Day 14: Favorite Foods Friday We started a new family 'ritual' the Friday after Thanksgiving... It's called 'Favorite Foods Friday'. For dinner we have someone's favorite foods, or a combo of several of our favorite foods.. This Friday was beef 'heart'.. Jake's favorite meat. When you are in the beef or lamb business, as we are, you use what you can.. I know some of you are probably 'freaking out' right about now, but heart is a very lean, and tasty item... We slice it and grill it...
I also bought pizzas thinking we would have those (another kid favorite) but, Dick already started dinner... So I made mashed potatoes with garlic... a family fave!

Day 15: Winter Deliveries & Sleep Under the Tree! Yesterday was busy... I hit the road about 9:30 am, with the orders I packed here all day Friday, went to Baker City (17 miles away), loaded up the big boxes, then to La Grande and Pendleton (1.5 hours away)... It was snowing when I left... but the roads were fine! Studded tires are a girls best friend! One of my customers gave me a plate of Christmas cookies! Cute ones! Red & green rice crispy treats!

Got home about 4pm with my sugar high (ate 2 cookies) and found Dick on the couch... sick... he looked bad! Yet, dinner was on the stove (are you ready for this? A chicken that was in our freezer - one of the ones from our 2005 harvest! It was actually a rooster, and a tasty one!).. Mr. Sick passed on dinner and went to bed, about 6pm, so the kids and I watched Meet the Robinson's and we had our slumber party under the tree! I slept on the couch, the kids on the floor.... fa la la la la!!!! Nothing like a lit Christmas tree to send you off with great dreams...

Day 16: Sunday!! My favorite day... it's my 'let's stay in our jammies and play' day! Got a crick in the right side of my neck from sleeping on the couch (a small sacrifice), but it's still going to be a great day.... Dick is now awake (he slept in until 7:30 am) and he is trying to wake the kids... he must be feeling better... I hear giggles... always a great way to start the day!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday...


6 comments:

Dawn said...

ewww hear for din din!! ack...=)

Love the pic of jake. Sounds like the play was a huge hit! Be carefully driving around in all that mess. Hope Dick, is feeling better!!

Kerilou said...

Oh, Glad your cowboy is feeling better!! SOunds like sleeping under the tree was a divine idea! I may have to try that!! We are having roast chicken tonight-but ours is from the store...I am out of the ones my brother raised and gave me!! They are always better!! Keri

Vintage Papers said...

oh these photos are so dear! you will love looking back at these one day :)

*karendianne. said...

Oh my gosh you were busy. I love the special stuff you do. What a wonderful post, Andi!

You made me smile. What a happy way to start my dayyy!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Awwwwwww, sounds busy, but fun! Love the idea of favorite food Friday's! Hard to imagine beef heart is his favorite meal...most kids would cringe at that. My dad worked in the beef industry here in NE, and was always bringing stuff home. Brains is the one that really sticks out for me! I never tried it as a kid, but I had some Aunt's who loved it!!

Lisa Renéa said...

Such sweet photos! What a cutie! Oh, I love your idea of the favorite foods Friday. We used to do a game night on Tuesdays-such fun after a Mon, kwim?