Friday

How to Make a Snowflake Pancake

Exodus 20:12
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long
upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

 I was talking to my oldest daughter the other day about the "cool group" in school since this is something that is newly coming up in her life. I told her that most of us are right in the middle and that's ok. And speaking of what others think, I'm a little self-conscieous myself about my winter earmuff hat that's awesome for keeping my ears warm but I feel pretty geeky in it because it makes my hair look crazy. I already have big hair so I don't need any more assistance in making it look crazier!

 I have a new video up now on how to make a snowflake pancake that I created when our heat in our house was not working and I was almost cold enough to wear my geeky earmuff hat. It was 14 degrees the day that I made this video for you...but of course I didn't break out the hat!


Snowflakes are the theme this month with my kids and boy did I feel like one the day that I made this art pancake! If your new here to my blog, I'm teaching my kids the 10 commandments and we are working on the 5th one right now. Snowflakes have a short life and since most of us would choose to have a long life, we want our lives to be the opposite of a snowflake. The Bible says that if we honor our father and mother, we will have a long life. So the snowflake theme around our house is a good reminder for my kids on what we are working on.

Below is the art pancake snowflake video but if the video player doesn't come up, HERE is the direct link.



Here are some step by step illustrations as well.


  Our heat is now fixed in our house (Praise God!) and I'm feeling warmer so I won't need to bring out my geeky earmuff hat in public just yet. Phew!

Blessings,
Jenni

You might also enjoy the first 4 Commandments in art pancakes:
1st Commandment, King Crown Pancake
2nd Commandment, Frog Pancake
3rd Commandment, Turkey Pancake
4th Commandment, Candy Cane Pancake

Wednesday

Scaredy Cat

 I see................
You!

I just love this pretty wild cat in our back yard!

Thursday

Twisting Vines

Psalm 139:23-24
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 
And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

I got several macro lens attachments for Christmas (Yeah!) and it's been fun playing with them. Just check out these vines close up. They were twisting around tree branches and they reminded me of this verse. We don't want any wickedness coming in, twisting around and preventing our hearts and lives from being right with God.


Can you believe this budding branch? I think it's a little confused. It's not even close to spring yet. Strange!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday

Disney at Christmas Part 2

Here's a few more photos that I took at several of the Disney properties all decorated for Christmas.

 Check out this life sized gingerbread house! Wow!

A giant gingerbread carousel.

This gingerbread snowman from the movie, "Frozen," was new this year. It's hard to believe it's a giant cookie! It was life sized!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday

Disney at Christmas Part 1

Recently I mentioned that we spent Thanksgiving in Orlando and while there, we visited most of the Disney hotels to see how they decorated for Christmas. Here's a couple of photos that I took during that trip. I just love how they decorate!


Aren't their decorative soaps so cute?!!


Blessings,
Jenni

Saturday

Candy Cane Lunch Box

Exodus 20:8
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Over Thanksgiving break my family and I took a short trip to Orlando and one of my very favorite things to do there is to visit as many of the different Disney hotels as possible to see them all decked out for Christmas. I took a bunch of photos that I'll (hopefully) share with you soon! 

Anyhow, I feel as though I'm still recovering from Thanksgiving break and getting back into the swing of things while in the midst of this crazy holiday season. I say this because this week, I just taught my kids about the 4th Commandment as I drove to our after school activities. Honestly, sometimes I think it works best this way because there's not much for them to do in the car but listen to me, no distractions-yes! 

For this Christmas season, I've chosen a candy cane as our theme. When flipped upside down the candy cane forms a "J" for Jesus.  The 4th commandment is about remembering the Sabbath day by resting and making sure to honor God on that day as well. So, a wonderful way to honor God is by worshiping his son, Jesus and that's how I've tied this all together.


I recently bought for my kids the book,"Legend of the Candy Cane," which I'm sure many of you are familiar with. I love how it describes the legend for the meaning of the colors of the candy cane.

Red= Christ's blood that was shed for us
White= We are washed white as snow in purity through redemption

I've put together a video tutorial on how to make this candy cane lunchbox. You can click HERE to see it or watch it below:


 It was like a candy cane workshop on my table!

Blessings,
Jenni

You might also like:
Baby animal pancakes
Mini snowman pancakes
Angel pancakes

Tuesday

The Life of a Snowman

Going.....

 Going....

 Gone!