Friday, January 2, 2009

Holidays, 2008 style

I hope you all had a great Christmas! We did, except for a few incidents of the "24 hr" flu. (Who knew that Dad and Chris both have a tendency to black out when they vomit?) This year, my parents' gift to us kids was a trip to the Creation Museum in Kentucky! We went there last spring on the way to Florida and really enjoyed it. Going again at this time of year was great because we could see all the Christmas extras... the live Nativity (above picture), the lights in the gardens, and my favorite - the special "Christmas Star" planetarium show. Plus they have a petting zoo now... no dinosaurs, but there's a camel and a zonkey/zedonk (never found out which one it was) .

For New Year's Eve we did our yearly tradition of everyone making a batch of cookies. (Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that's 10 batches of cookies.) This year I made Cookie Dough Truffles (basically balls of chocolate chip cookie dough dipped in chocolate.. really good if not strictly "cookies"). New Year's Day we did our tradition of donut snowmen... it's quite a junk-food holiday for us, LOL.Hope you all had happy healthy holidays! Thank you Jesus for being the reason for the season!


  1. Elizabeth! How many times has your mom told you not to stick your arm in a dinosaurs mouth? None? Oh, well in case you haven't noticed, it isn't a good idea. Hehe. Looks like you guys had fun. Oh, and if you need any help eating all those cookies, I suppose I can volunteer to help out. Such great sacrifice on my part lol! God Bless you this new year!

  2. I agree with Corey, the cookies sound good. Anything with cookie dough in it is cool with me! ;-)-

    Nice dinosaur pic, Elizabeth. You really should have done something in CYT, lol.

    I can see the headlines now:
    "Young woman loses arm to metal dinosaur," and "Phenomenal female guitarist plays with a prostethic limb!" Lol.

    Sounds like your New Years' was sweet. So was mine. B/c of all sorts of complications, Vanessa and I weren't able to exchange gifts until a couple days ago.
    She got me a really hard to find album, and a pair of fingerless gloves with the Batman symbol on them! I love them. She got them in the kids section at Wal-Mart, lol.

    I got her a CD and also a thesaurus, hoping it would help her in her editing. I highlighted words that reminded me of her so I could "romanticize" it a little bit. She really liked it. I also bought her a Third Day CD (and yes, Corey, I bought it at New Life). ;-)-

    Anyways, have a great remainder of your week. Pray for me; I go back to school on Monday. God Bless y'all!