Monday, December 31, 2012


                                          Merry Christmas

To celebrate this Christmas season we decorated our house for Christmas. Some of my favorite decorations are our ceramic Christmas villages, stockings, and nativity scene. I also really like our Christmas ornaments. This year for the first time we bought a fake Christmas tree from Hobby Lobby.The tree is a nine foot Montana Pine.
On Christmas Eve we open the presents that we got from each other. I got a coupon book for game time, books, and a dice game called Farkle from my little brother. My sister gave me Temple Run the board game ,and candy. From my parents I got the Lego camper, Lego minifigures, Bobwhite quail, books, and an awesome pair of cowboy boots. My favorite thing(s) from my parents would be the Bobwhite quail. I really like the quail because: I can take them to the local livestock show, hatch their eggs in my incubator, and release some of them in the wild. I will keep you updated with the raising of my quail.
Bobwhite quail

The next day we got to see what Santa had brought us. I received more Lego products, a replica of the wild west playset, clothes,candy, and a bunch of other really neat items.

What did you get for Christmas ? Please comment and let me know.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas cookies

 This year to start off the Christmas holiday, we made several batches of M&M, gingerbread men, spritz, and sugar cookies. After we finished baking all of the cookies, we delivered them to our friends, neighbors, and members of our church family. My favorite kind of cookie to bake is the spritz cookies because you   use a cookie press to make the cookie design. My favorite cookie to eat would be the sugar cookies. Although making Christmas cookies, giving and receiving presents and everything else that you do for Christmas is fun, make sure you remember that if God hadn't sent his Son Jesus Christ to be born on Christmas day we wouldn't celebrate CHRISTmas.  
Luke 2:9-14
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. (10) And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. (11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (12) And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, (14) “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” To read more Christmas bible verses click  here

Jesus is the reason for the season art taken from here

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gaylord Texan

My grandparent's wedding anniversary is on the first day of December. This year they celebrated 50 years together. My Dad planed a weekend trip to the Gaylord Texan for them,my aunt and older cousin,Steven, plus my family and I. Normally, the Gaylord Texan has authentic replicas of the River Walk, Hill Country, and the Palo Duro Canyon.  While we were there, everything was decorated for Christmas; there were giant toy soldiers, huge presents, trees, large Santa's boots,and a big gingerbread house. Also, there were toy trains decorated for Christmas, fake icicles, poinsettias and a tall rocking horse. They also had a lot of  Christmas activates for you to do such as; decorate gingerbread houses, observe gingerbread houses which chefs and college students made, and ICE, a life size display of 2 million pounds of carved ice.
A life size gingerbread house 

As you can imagine,with one-and-a-half million twinkling lights, 12,000 ornaments, 5,600 feet of garland, and an amazing 52-foot-tall Christmas tree everything was really festive. We were able to get to go to Ice! and it was wonderful. This year's Ice theme was Merry Madagascar Christmas Marty, Melman, Gloria, Alex, King Julian, and Mort. Plus lemurs, reindeer, Santa, a sleigh, and several ice slides were all carved out of ice. At the end there was a nativity, all carved out of clear ice, which sparkled and looked really nice. The Nativity was my favorite part of the ice carving display. The next day we ate a breakfast buffet on the River walk. After we ate, my Aunt Laura and cousin Steven went and picked up my Uncle Albert and my other cousin, David. They had just returned from Italy. Then we went and ate at a steak restaurant. The next day we went home.  

Lego replica of The Gaylord Texan 
A wall with plants growing out of it which I thought was cool.

Koi fish in a replica of the river walk in San Antonio.
My dad, grandfather, cousin, and my older sister under a replica
  of a tree called the "treaty oak" which cost $250,000.

Me in front of a giant Christmas tree.
My Grandparents, aunt and dad.

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Adventures of Andrew

My younger brother Andrew has finally gotten a blog!! Be sure to check out my other little brother, Andrew's new blog here! His post are about: what he has been doing, what books he has been reading, animals, and all of his adventures. 

Andrew at the food show.

Andrew holding my goat at the livestock show.