Saturday, December 19, 2009

Easy Holiday Baking



I love easy baking recipes and I have been using this sweet and salty one for a while. Here is the recipe...Happy Holiday Baking.

Nuts – pecan halves
Mini pretzels
Rolo chocolate candies

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Unwrap your Rolos – try not to eat all of them. Place pretzels on the baking sheet in one layer. Top each pretzel with a Rolo. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes, until the chocolate just begins to melt. The Rolo candy should be soft but not completely melted. Remove from oven, carefully use a spatula to lift the pretzels on cooling rack and immediately squish the Rolo candy with a nut. ooohlala! Watch the caramel ooze out!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Taking time to Stop and Rest

I've been running around like crazy this past month. My masters, teaching at LCU, holiday prep, taking care of the boys, trying to get a run in, etc. have all kept me in this whirlwind. I have been working frantically on my homework while the boys nap and yesterday Eli decided to wake up 3 times during his nap. He has a cold with a cough, which often causes restlessness. I knew I would just have to rock him, but I actually said to myself, "Just give me a break Eli. I need this time to myself." I'm sure all moms have said this when a child refuses to nap, drops a nap, etc. Naps are precious to moms. It's our only alone time. At times, it allows me to regain my patience and perspective. But, in the moment of rocking Eli back to sleep, I realized that there is no better time than this. A moment of complete silence, looking at my baby boy sleep and learning to rest myself. That is one of the most valuable lessons my children have taught simply stop and rest. It is in these moments that I find myself again. I would fail a masters assignment, forget to grade a paper and even skip 3 days of running, just to hold my baby in my arms and REST.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Pefect Little Hat

We have had the joy of having Aaron's cousin and his family here for 6 days. They are our best friends, so we have called each other cousins since we met, even though Dottie and I are cousins-in-law...if there is such a thing. Owen and Quarton are 2nd cousins and best friends. Eli and Carilyn are too far apart in age to really "play" yet, but I bet they will love each other some day too. I have many pictures to post of our fun together, but today I wanted to post the perfect hat Dottie made for me while they were here. We had a shopping day yesterday and she took me to pick out the yarn. She whipped this puppy out in one evening and part of this morning. She is my idol. I love you Dottie...for little things like a perfect winter hat and for the big things, like being my best friend and second Mommy to my boys. I miss you already. I'm so glad we will be together for the Holidays this year.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Just a snopshot into this month

A big boy boo-boo, a Thanksgiving Program and fun with the entire Searby family has made for more words than I can type in a blog, so I will give glimpses into the fun of being a Roemer. Love to ALL!!