Tuesday, December 25, 2012


We slept over at mom's last night so we could watch my nieces open gifts. They were pretty entertaining. On the way home we visited a couple friends. Finally it was time to open our gifts. I got an excalibur dehydrator. That was way exciting! Bet got some old socks turned into soap crumb holders. Yes. He loved them. He also got a new belt and some nuts. And an album of love songs. In total I spent probably less than $30 on him. I think that was what he liked best. In some ways that makes him easy to shop for and in some ways a pain to shop for. It has been a great Christmas for us both so far. Now to visit the in-laws.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Annual nativity

Here we are once again with a lot fewer children than normal. At least the adults get to participate. I dibsed piano like usual. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sweet potato chips

Sliced as thin as possible (#1 on my mandolin slicer) then sprinkled with salt and pepper and finally baked at 350 for 15 or so minutes. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas for Marshall

Since the brother was in town we had a but of Christmas early.