Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Images of Christmas Past -- FOOD!!!

Bummer! I got this section backwards, upside down, whatever. They're not in order. This is the pound cake I made as the base for my English trifle.
Katie gave me a trifle bowl for Christmas! I was so excited--we have English friends, so we've been served some fabulous trifles over the years. It's something I've always wanted to be able to do as a dessert--and you must have the proper bowl for it. Thanks, Katie!
So my first attempt was a blueberry trifle, and I must say, it turned out pretty well. And pretty!
I also got the pasta attachments for my Kitchenaid so had fun trying that out. NO FLOUR mess! It was wonderful. I love it. And the pasta was delicious.
I remember my grandmother making fresh noodles--so much work--rolling out the dough and cutting it and then hanging the noodles on the backs of the chairs to dry. Such memories.
This rack sure works good! (well)
And this is my fabulous, delicious lelftover-Christmas-turkey noodle soup. So good!
Emily and I decided to make some chokecherry syrup. She loves it and wanted some to take home with her.
So, I put her to work! She's wonderful help in the kitchen. As is Sophie. I love having them help me.
Our breakfast strata for Christmas morning. We always have a breakfast between the stockings and gift opening. And it is very traditional: orange juice, strata and monkey bread.
It's just right. Pretty light and portable, but enough to get us through till dinner.
This is the monkey bread when I took it out of the oven and before turning it out of the pan. I love all the Christmas food.
And, of course, we can't do Christmas without a gingerbread house! The kids love it!

Images of Christmas Past -- Snow Days!

My favorite photographer at work.
The sun was really bright--beautiful blue-sky-Montana winter day.
Kids are up on the hill sledding.
It's a race to the bottom. I wonder who will win. . . .
Cute couple. You'd never know they have 7 1/2 kids!!!
Love the backlight. Too bad Matthew was standing back there!
She sure is a beauty.
And her? Well. . . .
Still some nice light for Emily.
Sophie looks Scandinavian to me--probably the hat.
Josh is always ready for the camera--so handsome. And that light!
My cutie pie, Noah. Happy boy.
Matthew had a blast--loved every minute of it.
Maybe you can't tell, but there's a big grin there under that plug in Jacob's mouth! (Remember, you can click on the images to enlarge them.)
And there she is! She's so much fun to photograph! (Allie, that is)
When all else fails the ATV works for pulling the sleds on the roads--that was fun, too!
What a gorgeous girl she is--our Emily.
And the partriarch--yes, that's Walt!
The ATV even works for skiers when the ski hill doesn't have enough snow to open. Zack will always find a way to have fun!!! luv that guy!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Images of Christmas Past -- Christmas Eve Movie and POPCORN!

Now that we're done with the pajamma picture thing, we can pop some corn and watch our traditional movie--A Christmas Story--you know--"you'll shoot your eye out!"
mesmerizing. . . .
Thanks, Aunt Kate, for this cool popcorn popper! we love it
Even Grampa's getting into this one!

Images of Christmas Past -- Pajamma Boys!

Let's just try to get a picture of these guys.
Right. Go ahead.
Just try!!!
Boys being boys, I guess!
Aren't we cute. . . .

Well, maybe not!!!
I give up.

It's a lost cause!!

This one might work!

Images of Christmas Past -- Dog Days and Snow Angels!

Allie's masterpiece -- she did pretty good!
Poncho (my dog) and Tigger, Sophie's dog
They both loved the snow!

And playing in it!

What an awesome photo with that "afternoon" moon.