December 20, 2012

December 19, 2012

December 19

He made it home and is stuck at home.
Snowpocalypse does funny things to ya. Dec 19

December 18, 2012

December 18

No Whirley Pop for us, just microwave.
It's still good and fills the tummy.
Our afternoon snack of choice!!!

Dec 18

December 17, 2012

December 17

Mama + Son time on the the Ferris Wheel at Scheels! Dec 17 (2)

 He loved it! Dec 17

Dec 17 (3)

December 16

Santa Claus!
He came to Cabelas again this year.
We were excited, really we were!
Our kids are awesome!

Dec 16 Dec 16 Santa 2

December 15

Bath time.
One digs the bubbles. One is freaked by the bubbles.
Fun Times!

Dec 15

December 14, 2012

December 14

Tweet tweet. It's Friday.
Dec 14
Let's enjoy a Hard Cider and a $5 pizza.

December 13, 2012

December 13

Molasses goodness. #finished #timetotaste Molasses goodness. Time to taste!

Molasses Cookies with Brown Butter Icing


  • ½ cups Butter, Softened
  • ½ cups Vegetable Shortening
  • 1-½ cup Sugar
  • ½ cups Molasses
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 4 cups All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 2-¼ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2-¼ teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1-½ teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1-½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ cups Sugar, For Rolling Dough
  • _____
  • ⅓ cups Butter, Browned*
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 4 Tablespoons Milk

Preparation Instructions

For the cookies:
In large bowl, cream together first three ingredients. Beat in molasses and eggs. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Blend thoroughly with a wire whisk. Gradually mix flour mixture with the creamed mixture, until dough is smooth. Roll dough into balls, roll into sugar, and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° (F) for EXACTLY 10 minutes. Cookies will look slightly underdone. Cool completely on wire rack.
For the icing:
Brown butter* over medium heat, set aside. Combine remaining ingredients and add browned butter. Mix until smooth, adding more milk as necessary.  

*To brown butter: heat in skillet, swirling butter CONSTANTLY, until fragrant (approximately 3 minutes). Immediately remove from heat. You will know when it is done when your kitchen smells like heaven.

December 12, 2012

December 12

Driving Hwy 6.
We saw a Military helicopter practicing lifting and placing supply bags. Dec 12

Made for one happy little boy!

December 11

Another beautifully painted sky by the Master Artist. JOY!

Dec 11

December 10, 2012

December 06, 2012

December 04, 2012

December 4

Dec 4

63 degrees and Dandelions growing, in December, in Nebraska.
Unheard of!

December 03, 2012

December 3


This is what it looks like to throw a fit in the car.
-By Nadia Lucas

December 01, 2012

December 1

December 1
Early morn Nativity play.

December Photo Project

It's here. The December Photo Project.
I've been looking forward to this as it so helps me to slow down and take in my surroundings more.
I really need it at this time in our life.

 December Photo Project 2012