Friday, December 31, 2010

Birthday Bonanza

Turning 44 has it’s perks.

I had the birthday of all birthday’s this year!

It was actually a week of “birthday bonanza”!

Do you get to experience your birthday for an entire week?

Mine started with a gift from my mom about a 4 days before my birthday.


She is spoiling me with new mugs…and lots of fattening gourmet foods….


Then she expects me to melt it all off with all these wonderful scrubs, gels, and lotions.

The vanilla scrub and vanilla gel is …heavenly……


And if that wasn’t enough…my husband must be hinting at something….did I ever tell you that I really would rather clean than cook? Honestly…I can cook….but would rather clean…

Maybe my rooster thinks that if he gets me these two beauties that I will take more of an interest in cooking…..hmmmmm……


Isn’t that stove just peachy? It gets me all giddy to turn on the 15,000 btu burner! And for it to be kinda old fashioned and new all at the same time….a little like this chick.


Would you be more inclined to cook a scrumptious meal outa these puppies? I would hafta say I am becoming more motivated with all this finery! The coop never looked so good!

To top off my birthday week we flew over to my soul sista’s coop and had a birthday bonanza! We share a birthday in the same week and the same year…..although I’ll always be 3 days younger….








It’s been a whirlwind of a birthday…but oh so enjoyable!

I kinda like getting older.


Farmhouse Chicks

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The New Header

Okay...working on the header...

As you can see it's not quite what I intended size wise.  Having issues with Picasa.  I can't seem to get this uploaded straight from Picasa...only from My Pictures on my computer. I resized it and now can't get it into My Pictures to correct it on the header....uuugghhhh!

It's late and I will fuss with it later.

You kinda get the idea.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Farmhouse Chicks

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hanukkah at our house

Hanukkah was just here! We celebrated 8 days of the festival of lights in our home!

Some of you may wonder….why are they celebrating Hanukkah?

Well, let me tell you.  Growing up my husband and I each celebrated all the traditional holidays and we have very fond memories of them.

As children we loved this time of year and relished in all the decorations, presents, and good cheer.  (Not to mention that my birthday is Dec. 24th!)  So, this time came with a lot of great memories!

When the rooster and I got married we continued in our childhood traditions for about 8 years. With the addition of our 2 young roosters we began some of our own traditions within the framework of those holidays.

About 6 years into it we became disenchanted with all the commercialism centered around certain holidays, but didn’t quite now what to do about it.

Within that 6 year period we also began to research the Hebraic Roots of our faith.  It was during this time that we saw the richness in God’s Biblical holidays and began to honor them in our home.  Our experience with God’s holidays and His calendar became so meaningful in our lives that our enchantment with the man made holidays began to lose it’s appeal.

Thus we began to make memories with God’s Biblical Holidays and they became our focus each season. 


Don’t get me wrong…I loved the holidays I grew up with, but I could no longer enjoy them when they were put into the light of the Biblical holidays…..(and after looking into the origins of them)….that is a whole other post.


It took a few years to get into the swing of God’s holidays….but it has now been over 15 years and we have made some wonderful memories.

This Hanukkah we read from the Book of the Maccabees, The Biblical Holiday book and walked through the Messianic significance in this holiday. We talked about letting our light shine before men that they may see our good deeds and praise our Father in heaven.  (Matt 5:16) We sang praises to our Lord, played driedel, ate way too much chocolate, shared wonderful stories of how God had used us during the week to be a light, and drew ever closer to the Light of the world.


We let each child from the oldest still with us to the youngest light the candles each night.  We each said a prayer for one another as we lit the candles.  And one night we spent a good 20 minutes praying over each other…kids and all!


My little chicks decorated wonderfully. Our house is still in the festive mood and will probably stay that way all winter.




We constantly have our twinkle lights on as we just love to sit by the fire at night  and in the morning and enjoy the sweet memory of those 8 nights.


How are your holidays shaping up?

Farmhouse Chicks

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