Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A good time was had by all!

Hen and Chick in the kitchen
Note: I did not change clothes three times in one day.
These are pictures taken during the whole Christmas weekend.
My Girl
Baby Girl and maniacle SIL
Chase likes food
We love food!
My sister Debbie has a knack for being the favorite. Here she is with my grand Chantry.
Our family
Our four kiddos in the back.
My sweet mama
Debbie and Harold
Me and my sisters
And at the end of the day the little grandmonsters play with the most treasured gift of all....
the trash!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

50 Christmases Ago

My sisters and me (on the right)
Christmas 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Yum, thanks Dirt Therapy!

Chocolate Banana Bread
Go here
To get the great recipe for this! It is worth it. Believe me!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Cards

I didn't buy boxed Christmas cards this year. I have a difficult time with that anyway. I love uniqueness. Soooo, I made a few and gave them to some of my special peoples! Now I am itching to make more but have no time. Merry Christmas!
This is my tag I put on some of my gifts. Cock-a-doodle-doo!
I mean "really". Poor gal!

Oh yeah! New purse! New hat!

The nervous anticipation of being chosen.
Wouldn't you?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

While you were sleeping I was taking pictures of the moon!

This the first pic I took before I figured my camera out.
2010 Lunar Eclipse/Winter Solstice
Has not happened like this since 372 years ago!

Monday, December 13, 2010

more Christmas stuff

I just had to have a little tree in my laundry/sewing room!
Rusty birdcage Christmas vignette
She was playing softly on the thrift store shelf.
She wanted to come home with me.
And she did.
I had been wanting a new snowman.
I found this one at Ross.
The next day I found this little vintage snowman at the thrift store.
I could NOT resist him. He's my favorite!

Friday, December 10, 2010

My Grandmunchkin Fix

Chantry and Chase came out for a visit. Chantry just turned 5! Time sure flies!
Here is Chantry and his PawPaw trying to figure out his new wireless helicopter.
The balloon with the little boy
My sweet Grandmonsters. I love them so!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pearl Harbor 69th Anniversary

This was taken in Pearl Harbor in 1945 just 4 years after the attack.
That's my daddy on the right. He was 21 years old in this picture.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rudolph Cake Pop

Mrrr Chrimas
German Chocolate cake ball with peanut butter coating!
Not a good thing to eat on the new WW program.
I ate at least 3 last week and lost 3.8 lbs! Shame on me!

MckLinky Monday ~Holiday Cookies! I'm a day late

Iced Christmas Cookies have been a family tradition for 32 years. Here is the recipe I use:


3/4 cup shortening (part butter or margarine, softened)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar, eggs and flavoring. Blend in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; chill at least 1 hour.
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll dough 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 6-8 minutes or until very light brown.
Cool on baking racks. Decorate with buttercream frosting. I use different food colors and a variety of sprinkles.

Buttercream Icing

1 cup butter
3-4 cups powdered sugar
dash salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla
About 4 Tablespoons milk (add a little more if the icing is too stiff to spread on cookies)

Softened butter and mix all ingredients until completely smooth. I usually divide this up and add whatever food coloring I want to decorate with.

Watch your family devour these and sit back and wonder why you went to so much trouble making them so cute!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Bunderosa Christmas continues

Merry Christmas to you from all of us at the BUNDEROSA!
Wheelbarrow at the our gate
My old ice box with greenery and cockscomb
Ye old front porch
(And still waiting for hubby to put those new windows in!)
Galvanized water cans with cedar branches
Centerpiece on front porch table
The old treadle sewing machine stand Christmasized!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bunderosa Christmas

Oh, yes I do...
Christmas vignette
Christmas tree in our living room. Needs presents!
Dining room tree

My collection of old Christmas tins
I love hanging old pictures on this tree.
This picture is of my Aunt Wilma and cousin Bernice
Dining table
Silver and Brites
Shiny Brites
Remember the little felt elves that would come
attached to the bottle of dish soap back in the day?
My collection of Santa mugs
Let it snow!
But aren't we all children Christmas Day?
Grandma Pollard and cousin Tim with Santa
Memories of Grandpa Pollard and his chocolate covered cherries

Choir boys sing of Him
Adoration to the King of Kings