Monday, December 03, 2007

Crazy Mother Nature and Pictures ...

I think we in Washington State really made Mother Nature angry .. not sure what we did .. but the last 3 days have been some of the most crazy weather I've seen in a long time around here. It all Saturday when we woke up to snow, great weather to be baking Christmas cookies in *smile* So it snowed all day, we got about 3 inches which is a lot for us, especially in early December. Sunday morning we woke up to more snow, which turned to rain and it rained and rained like I haven't seen it rain in years .. it rained so much that the rivers started flooding sooner than ever, the storm systems couldn't drain away the water fast enough and our Governor declare the a state of emergency before 1pm today. It's the 2nd wettest 24 hours in state history! There are counties that seriously should be building arks. There is currently one town so flooded that the people can't get out and emergency vechiles can't get in. Combined with the rain the coast had severe winds. We are lucky, out community seems to only have some minor water over roadway spots .. but if you go a mile in any direction it seems everyone has a flooding story. Please send up some prayers for the flood victims and hopefully the rain will stop for a while so we can start digging out.

So, while all that weathe was happening, Lisa and I were able to cook up 5 different Christmas cookie recipes. 4 of them turned out great, one was a complete disaster and tasted so bad that we threw them all away! But the 4 that did work out were awesome! We made S'mores cookies, Eggnog Cookies, Angel Wing's and chocolate dipped/peppermint candied pretzel rods. I think we each ended up with 4 dozen of each kind. I got them in the freezer before the family ate too many of them! lol

Oh and I found the camera battery charger .. it was under a bunch of clean clothes in the master bedroom .. go figure! kik ,, but now I can share some pictures again! woo hoo *smile* Here's a picture of Lizzie*Kate's Ho ho ho that I finished last week. The banner for it came today .. I love these banners!
More pictures tomorrow .. hope everyone had a great weekend.

I'm grateful for being dry ...

9 comments:

Barbara said...

So that's the secret! Freezing the cookies after they are baked?? I didn't know that was possible - live & learn!! LOL!

Your weather has been bizarre. I hope you'll get a break from any more extreme weather for awhile!

Vonna said...

Freezing the cookies...always a good thing with hungry family members around! LOL!
I love the ho ho ho piece :)

staci said...

I not only have to freeze the cookies, but hide them behind other food too, lol!!!

Hohoho turned out really cute!

Sally said...

What terrible weather you've bene having there. I do hope things improve. We had a lot of flood victims in county area earlier in the year and it was awful.

Love your L*K Ho Ho Ho. It's really colourful and cheerful.

wanda said...

Love the LK design makes me wish for Christmas and those cookies too... yummy. I wish some of your rain would pick up and visit us we are in one of the worst droughts we have ever had. Glad you joined the PIF, email your info it will be fun. I will wish you dry weather.

wanda said...

Love the LK design makes me wish for Christmas and those cookies too... yummy. I wish some of your rain would pick up and visit us we are in one of the worst droughts we have ever had. Glad you joined the PIF, email your info it will be fun. I will wish you dry weather.

Michelle said...

Your LK is adorable! I think I'm going to have to get this one. The cookies sound delicious.. at least you had something to do with all that nasty weather. That's great that you found the camera battery charger~can you find my cell phone charger please? I hope your weather gets better. Michelle

Cheryl said...

Ive never seen this LK one before. It really like it! Lovely stitching :)

Carla said...

Lovely finish!