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This will be the last year we use this tree. I am ready for a change!
I tried to take some "under-the-tree" pictures with the three little boys, but they wouldn't cooperate! Grandson Elisha, my Caedmon, Grandson Chase
My oldest daughter, Lauren, with her boys, Elisha and Chase.
Her hubby is a state trooper and had to work!
Needs no explanation!
My baby's curls. So cute and they are really pretty after his bath. He may be the first long-haired boy in our family!
My and some of my favorite men.
Chase looks angelic, doesn't he? Looks are deceiving!! He is precious, though!
Marshmellow Baby (Elisha)
He messed up his clothes and was wearing Caedmon's. It's ok, though, all three of the little ones wear the same size!
Me and the best five-year-old in the world!
Caedmon is ready to tackle some paper work! (wrapping paper)
Elisha with Uncle Jack.
Kaelan opening a box full of Boxcar Children books from Lauren. One of her favorite gifts!
My two oldest daughters, Lauren and Devin. So thankful for these beautiful girls!
One last look at the tree before bed. Can you see his curls?
I had a couple of requests for my cinnamon roll recipe. I use a recipe for pizza crust intended to be made in the Vita Mix, but I make it in my Bosch Universal Mixer. (Love my Bosch!!) The recipe can be multiplied. I NEVER make a single recipe!
1 cup lukewarm water
1 package active dry yeast (1 tbs)
2 tsp. sugar (I use honey)
1 tbs oil
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups flour (I use all-purpose and whole wheat)
Mix water, yeast, and sugar until foamy. Add oil, salt and flour, Mix and knead until it isn't sticky. Turn out onto floured countertop and let rise for about 45 minutes. Punch down and roll out into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Pour melted butter over dough and spread from end to end. Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and then spread with brown sugar. Roll up carefully and then slice with a knife. Place in a greased pan and let rise about 45 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned. We top with a cream cheese icing made with softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. This is what we typically have for Sunday mornings. We are so spoiled!!