Friday, December 28, 2007

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas Tree

We hope you had a peaceful Christmas and we wish you a hopeful New Year!
We will return to blogging after the New Year (hopefully), unless I have a few free moments before then.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Our Christmas

I am just finally posting our Christmas pictures here on January 30th, 2008. I just haven't had the time nor felt up to blogging much this past month. The first few pictures are of the kids on our Christmas Eve which was on December 26, 2007 for us. On Christmas Eve they each open two gifts which are new pajamas freshly laundered and ready for them to wear that night and a new book. Then on December 27, 2007 we had our Christmas. I will post a few shots from Christmas day below our Christmas Eve photos. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The boys opening a gift on our Christmas Eve - December 26, 2007.

The girls opening their gift on our Christmas Eve - December 26, 2007.

The girls with their gift. They each got a christmas book.

The girls opening their 2nd gift on our Christmas Eve - 12/26/07

The girls happy with their new pajamas.

The boys getting ready to open their second gift on our Christmas Eve - 12/26/07

The boys with their new pajamas.

All three boys in their new pajamas reading their new book.

And here are the girls in their new pajamas looking at their book.

The boys anxiously waiting to open their stockings. Anybody else out there that wraps all the stuff inside their stockings? My husband thinks I am crazy but it is something my Mom always did for us when we were growing up and I do it for my kids.

The girls with their stockings.

Our Christmas Morning - December 27, 2007
After opening stockings before opening gifts.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!

Happy Birthday to my husband who turned 39 on Christmas Day!

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Weingard Family Christmas

This year our family all got together the weekend before Christmas at Mom and Dad's home on the campus of AWC in Salem, OH. The last time we got together at Mom and Dad's for Christmas was in 1998 at their home on the campus of GBS in Cincinnati, OH. At that time there were only two of the five girls married and just four grandkids making a total of thirteen people. This year there were 26 of us including my sister's boyfriend. Below are a few pictures from our time together.

Dad and Mom

Jeff, Dixie and Kids

Tim, Holly and Kids

Mike and Heidi

James, Jodi and Kids

Matt (*still just her boyfriend) and Lyndi*

My Dad

My Mom

The Whole Clan

Grandma with Julissa (Dixie's youngest) and Jesherlah (Jodi's youngest).

Papa, Grandma, and all 14 grandkids.

Papa and Julissa

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Monday, December 17, 2007

A Cyber Christmas Cookie Exchange

A Cyber Christmas Cookie Exchange - What a great idea! This Cookie Exchange is being hosted by Mrs. Wilt at The Sparrow's Nest.

I don't have a picture of my cookies because I didn't think to take one before they were all gone. I am not sure where this recipe came from but it is one I've had for quite some time as I recall making these cookies when I still lived at home.


1 1/2 c. flour
1/4 t. salt
3/4 c. margarine
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg, separated
1/2 t vanilla
1 1/2 c. pecans

Sift flour with salt. Cream butter in mixing bowl. Gradually add brown sugar. Continue creaming til light and fluffy. Blend in egg yolk and vanilla. Add sifted dry ingredients and mix. Chill for at least 1 hour. Shape in 3/4 " balls. In a small bowl slightly beat the egg white and then dip the cookie. After dipping in egg white roll in pecans. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and press deep hole in center of cookie with thumb. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 - 15 min. Fill with tinted icing. Yield: approx. 3 dozen

I usually pull mine out right at 12 minutes. After they have cooled I fill with homemade tinted icing. When I make these I normally double the recipe as they disappear quickly. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

All Five!

The group shot. What a time we had trying to get a decent picture of the five all together. It is very difficult to get Julissa to stay still and look at the camera.

Christmas Pictures of the Kids





I took these pictures of the kids today.

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Our Girls

Briana and Julissa in front of our Christmas tree.

Julissa checking out an ornament on the tree.

Winter Wonderland

Our morning view looking out the back door.

The view from the back door as the sun was going down.

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