Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas time!!

It's getting super cold outside! Brrrrrr... and it's only 4 days until Christmas, and 3 until Christmas Eve. Which may be just as fun. So this week is supposed to be amazingly fun. Starting last night. My brother, Jonathan and I stayed up waiting for the lunar eclipse... well, we tried. I went to bed at 1:30AM, and fell asleep somewhere around 2:00. But none the less, we had fun finishing my gingerbread house. Which I had been working on forevah!! And now it's finally done!
Today, so far I've done school, played the wii :), practiced "it came upon the midnight clear" which my friend, Emma from "A Fresh Perspective" and I will be singing on at the Christmas Eve service at church .... *gulp* Annnd I've done more school and made COOKIES!! I'd always wanted to try these cookies...

Peanut Butter Kiss cookies. I don't know why I never did before, they're reaalllllllyyyyyyy easy. But somehow I haven't tried it until now. My other brother, Mikey came home for lunch (I was like "what the world"..) but when he saw them He said "Those look delicious" or something like that, so, SCORE! Haha!
I also am working today but that's okay, because I like my job :) Hopefully there won't be too much CC (Christmas Crankiness) going on ;-)

Tomorrow we will be going Christmas caroling with the church, that should be fun, too!
On Thursday my Aunt and Uncle are coming, and Friday is Christmas Eve!!! Jonathan and I have been planning a little, and we're thinking that after the Christmas Eve service has been attended, and stockings have been rooted through, it will be fun to watch one scary movie, and one funny movie, and then it will be Christmas! But we're not going to stay up all night, like I said, we already tried that and failed. :) Nope, my big brutherrrs are supposed to wake me up at 6 on Christmas morning so that we can watch cartoons and play wii until present time. Okay. I am officially excited. I sure hope they don't sleep in and forget! Haha!

(This is me and my friend, Mindy on Sunday. I've known her for forever, and she's been coming to church every week for a while and it makes me happpyyy!! I love having so many friends at church!!!)
Ho-ho-ho! Merrrrry Christmas, lol.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

In loving memory...

A while ago, there was a family night at church. Woo hoo. Yes. I know. Anyway!!! My friend, Emma was working that night and so when it was time for her to be done, Lindsay and I headed out to pick her up and bring her back for the short remainder of the family night. We got there a little early (or maybe Emma was late, hmmm???) and so we were just poking around when all of the sudden "Chelsea, look at the little Joseph!" The little what? The little Joseph.
ah-hem. Please direct your attention to the adorableness I hold in the picture below. It was taken a few minutes after the "Chelsea, look at the little Joseph"
            I was in awe of his amazing cuteness. Who wouldn't be? He was the best Joseph ever. Really.
Joseph in Paris.
I made this video of Joseph as well as others, but I like this one :)

Unfortunately, we have an evil dog. The evil dog found Joseph and saw him as a wonderful chew toy :-(
And so now, I am very sad. VERY SAD.
I've been told that there will be another Joseph but I don't know if it'll ever be the same again. :(

;-) Chels!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Carrot Cupcakes made by Carrot!

A while ago, I was at my friends' Emma and Lindsay's house and somehow, I aquired the nickname "Carrot" I do believe it had something to do with the fact that I'd recently dyed my hair red around that time... that MIGHT have had something to do with it. So for a pretty long time now, I've been refered to as "Carrot" of course, not ALL the time, but it is pretty common around here "Hey, Carrot" "yeah?" :P
So today I found it funny that "Carrot" was going to make Carrot Cake Cupcakes... how awkward, right??? But it wasn't too wierd. In fact, they turned out pretty well!

Til' Later,

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sunshine and Dandilions

Oops.. I didn't mean for this one to be first but oh well. Anyway, I laugh at this because it looks so... I don't even know what but no, I am not clenching my fist. I'm holding another camera...
Til Later,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Be good, now.

hear no evil.
Speak no evil.
See no evil.

Til Later,

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Along for the ride...

A looooong time ago I had the idea that it would be fun to take my friends Lindsay and Emma to the mountains with us when we went, but it turned out that they couldn't come this trip (we went this week) and so Emma told me to take a picture of her so that she could still be there, and she was very there, I must say!!
Check it out!
Pastor Mike had an idea...
Which was to put Emma in Jonathan's fishing gear (hahaha)
Me and Emma after I crushed my toe with a chair in the restaurant.
Emma with a model rocket.
Emma riding the swing :)

So as you can see, Emma and I had a wonderful time on vacation in the mountains, we'll have to do it again sometime.

Til' Later,

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Perty Pictures!

Today we went to the park for a birthday party for a friend of ours, and I went around with the camera taking pictures until the battery ran out, which doesn't take very long because our camera is a battery eater.
Anyway, here are some of my favorites!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I wish I could see your face right now...

Okay I know you've seen this one before but I like it... :-)

Til' Later,

Monday, August 16, 2010

BIG week!

Hello! I'm very sorry for not writing for a while but we've been pretty busy! I will give details.... now.
Last Sunday we (my Grandma's, Jonathan, and I) headed off to stay with my aunt and uncle and while we were there we went with some good friends of ours on their boat for a day! Fun stuff! SO here's a bunch of pictures from that trip.
We got home on Tuesday and rested well after that big adventure and on Friday My dad took us kids to Purple Door, our favorite music festival.
This is Jonathan with the drummer from his favorite band, The Classic Crime.

Mikey and I were excited!
I couldn't see very well so I just took a picture of the big screen, I think that worked pretty well, don't you? ;)
On Saturday we our friends came for the second day of the festival.
Jonathan got this mask, Thousand Foot Krutch was selling them to go with the "Welcome to the Masquerade" theme (that's their latest album)
Seabird was really good, we got front row seats! Except... we weren't sitting...
It was cloudy, but that was actually really wonderful because it wasn't so desperately hot as it tends to be... every year...
SO! It was a very busy week, but a very fun one!

Til Later!

Monday, August 2, 2010


There is an awesome car for sale along a road that we go on regularly, so we keep passing it, and I LOVE it! It's sooooo cute! So recently, my mom, dad, and I have been going out for coffee on Saturday evenings, and so when we went this past Saturday I asked if we could stop and look at it, and we did! My mom got pictures...
Me, pleading for my car :)
Come on, though! Is it not incredibly cute? I love this car!

Okay and on a different note (a REALLY different note...)
We had a meal on Sunday after church and I wanted to try something I've never tried before,and so I made a chocolate mousse torte. I figured, how can you possibly go wrong with chocolate mousse anything? It's mystery to me :) 
It turned out well and disappeared fast! :)

Til' Later!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Some more Biscotti

I'm really into making biscotti right now, so consequently, you're going to hear about it (or rather, "read about it") So the other day my mom let me try 2 new recipes! Orange Biscotti, and banana nut biscotti. Well, I went to make the orange and realized that we had no orange extract or oranges or anything orangy. That's a problem when you're trying to make something orangy, isn't it? So I changed it into almond cranberry biscotti, then later after I'd gotten orange extract, glazed it with an orange glaze :) Mmm... who knew those flavors would work so amazingly together? Not me, apparently, but now it's one of my favorite combination's!!
Almond Cranberry Biscotti with Orange Glaze
Then I made the banana-nut, and simply topped it with some milk chocolate.
Banana-nut biscotti with milk chocolate drizzle
Today I tried peanut butter biscotti with mini chocolate chips and peanuts mixed in, topped with milk chocolate drizzle and peanut butter glaze. It's pretty good, but I think I scorched over-baked it just a wee bit as it is kind of dry, in fact it's almost like a desert! I HAVE been kind of fascinated with Egypt lately...
:P It tastes good though, and it will still make an excellent partner for hot chocolate or coffee later. Sorry, I don't have pictures of it yet...

Til' Later,