Saturday, December 5, 2009

Real Life

There is something so cozy about a warm house, a hot kettle of soup and cooking in the kitchen with your father.

Tomorrow the church is having a chili dinner after the morning service. We're raising money to help families in the community who are unable to afford gifts for their children this year. I made two GIGANTIC pots of my 3 bean vegetarian chili.

It calls for a lot of beans.

Tomorrow evening, the children from the church are putting on their annual Christmas pageant. A cookie reception will immediately follow the production. Sylas will be extremely excited about this. He's so into COOOO-KIES lately. My dad made sugar and molasses cookies. Delish!

In other news, Ivy Pearl is 11 months old today. The photos we took of her didn't turn out, so amidst the pageants, chili and cookie eating, I'll have Ryan try to snap a few tomorrow.

Don't forget to enter the Rockin Green Soap giveaway posted here. The contest will close at 11:59 p.m. CST tonight!!!

Sweet Dreams.


  1. If I don't win the Rockin' Green giveaway, I'm going straight to their website to order some! Sounds really cool and I need something different that works for Emma's diapers.

    The cookies and chili both look great!

  2. Ooooh, can we have the recipe for your vegetarian chili, pretty please??? I'm a vegetarian and I've been looking for a good chili recipe -- sounds SO good right now!

    Happy Holidays :)

  3. First off, you dad is adorable.

    And I too would love the chili recipe. you should know if a meal is mentioned on a blog a recipe must follow.

  4. Stacy,

    It is spacious isn't it? We're still living with my parents, so we get to enjoy their very large home, including the kitchen. :)

    The Nanny and Dolezal Family,

    Coming right up!


  5. Oh what fun! I just love Christmas time! Looking forward to seeing you again at Cupcake and catching up. How crazy that your little Ivy is almost ONE how that first year just flies by!


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