Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Traditions: New and Old

Here is a little of what I've been baking the past few days:

New: I decided to bake the bread for my stuffing this year.

Old: The very fancy title for these delicious rolls is "brown buns".  As you can see, they are brown.  If they turn out, it is some of the tastiest bread you will ever eat.  Do you want the recipe?'s a secret!  It was taught to me by my oldest daughter's grandmother.  I look forward to teaching it to my daughter.

Old and New: I made two loaves of banana bread.  The recipe was also from Sydney's grandmother.  One of the loaves was traditional.  The other had white and milk chocolate chips added to it.

New: I love Perkin's Caramel Apple Pie.  So, instead of the traditional two crust apple pie that I normally make, I found a recipe online that is supposed to be a copy of theirs.  It's smells tremendous!  Now I just have to wait for tomorrow to try it!

Old:  I've used the same pumpkin pie recipe for years.  It's a family favorite!  The only difference is that I've bought the crusts in past years.  I made them myself this year.  It's so easy!  I'm not sure why I haven't done it before.

Whatever your Thanksgiving Traditions are, I hope that you will have a blessed day with your friends and family!


The Harper-Anderson Family

Colossians 4:2 "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Our Chocolatey Ojos

Nine years ago, almost to the minute, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl!  Before she was born, we knew her name would be London Elizabeth.

Nine years later, she has grown into a vivacious little girl!  She is such an incredible combination of Bill and me, mixed with a little of Sydney and Jacob.  But mostly, she is her own person!  She is darling, funny, sporty, musically gifted, and has a kind and caring heart.  She goes from being rough and tough to soft and girly.  She keeps us on our toes for sure!

London, we love you!  

I don't know if love is even the best word to describe how we feel about you.  

Honestly, we are absolutely crazy about you!!!

God bless you in your ninth year of life baby girl!

Daddy and Mommy