Monday, December 21, 2009

Fruity Veggie?

Yesterday, instead of cookies or pastry, I made BANANA BREAD. It has to qualify because my arms are starting to kill me from all that batter stirring! Yes, I'm ashamed to admit it, chocolate chips were in it-- Mr. Man's new fave.

We watched a mini LDS video about getting the spirit of Christmas as stated by President Thomas S. Monson. There was this family who was busy planning the materialistic aspects of Christmas while their youngest child busied herself by making her own Nativity. Her constant traveling through the house got the family's attention and they followed her into her room, desperately trying to reach the baby Jesus from under the chest she put the creche on.

Isn't that how most of the world is right now? Still trying to reach the gospel of Jesus Christ? It reminded me once again the importance of reaching out to others and teaching them about our Lord and Savior. The dad had to help fetch the baby Jesus but quietly allowed the youngest daughter to place HIM on the manger. Are we that careful in sharing HIS message to others that we don't frighten them, but instead leave an immovable spirit of truth? I know that I, for one, can do more of this. I do love the Lord and hope that my meager efforts are helping to put a smile on HIS kind face...

Today... Mailed out most of the Newsletter/Picture to friends and loved ones. Mailed out packages for in-laws. Found out don't have enough pictures and need more copies. Need more papers for newsletter. Hit Jo-Ann's and Hobby Lobby and found 70 & 90% off deals, respectively. Treated the kids to Sonic- with coupons, $30 worth of fast food, only paid $19!

Tonight, it was a confection all the way from Utah-- from the grands! PUMPKIN COOKIES!

They sent the ingredients, I baked it! Moist, sweet and with chocolate, so... YUM!

So, despite all the chocolate mixed in, which is by the way, the seed of the Cacao FRUIT, BANANA and PUMPKIN seemed to have broken the uber-sweet streak I've baked so far. LOL

The story, or rather stories, were called, "The Dolls' Christmas Party" and "Silent Night-The story". I'm sure most of you have heard of both, but the latter is one story we read every year and still in awe that someone can be so honest in their awed feeling of the Savior's birth. May Heavenly Father continually bless the descendants of J. Mohr and Franz Gruber...

Have a great week!


Nikia, May and da kids said...

Welcome back to your trademark baking skills Chandy. No more straying = )

I saw that video from the church you were talking about. It is very odd that people are looking for what the spirit of Christmas is STILL! Funny because we know it to be the light of Christ that resonates everything good in people including service, compassion, kindness and faith in our Heavenly Father.

It gives me much pleasure to know others understand their relationship with our Savior and Redeemer is a spirit not only to be practiced at this time, but something we should practice all year round.


The Garden of Egan said...

Yummy! Those are delicious looking cookies.

Have such a great day!

Hansonpatch said...

You have such a tender heart. You'll have to read about the writing of Longfellow and how in his life he wrote "I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day." It is a good story, and one I enjoyed so much because he is one of my favorite poets.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Nice post! All your foods sound yummy!

Stopping by from SITS!

kado! said...

sound yummy over at your house!

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Chandy said...

Merry Christmas everyone!