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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I'm Ready...but I'm Not...Merry Christmas Anyway!

You would think that without having children Christmas would be a snap...well, for me it's not! I'm ready enough to get by...

The lil' Juniper tree is lit...and there are wrapped gifts under it.
Yep, that's John Wayne with a Santa hat watching over our
expensive gifts (LOL) with his shotgun!

The apple pie came out perfect this morning!
The recipe can be found in your own Betty Crocker cook book.

The English Toffee also came out delicious!

Here's the recipe if you's super easy...

Butter a cookie sheet and sprinkle with your favorite chopped nuts.

Bring 1 Cup butter and 1 Cup brown sugar to a boil stirring constantly for 8-10 minutes (300 degrees).

Spread the butter/sugar mixture with a spatula over the nuts to make a thin layer.

Melt 1 Hershey chocolate bar over the warm top.

Sprinkle with more chopped nuts. Cool and break into bite size pieces. ENJOY~~

Is that too simple or what!

But, I didn't get two of my leather projects My Man will be missing a gift in the morning as will be one of my best riding buddies. All I can say is that the wait will be worth it! ;~)

I want to wish all of my new blogger friends a very
blessed Christmas with family, friends and critters.

And for those of you who have horses, I wish the following~~

May all the lil' Cowgirls...

and all the lil' Cowboys...

Laugh with a horse with the personality of Elmer...

Ride a horse that's fat, healthy and happy...

Be blessed with an angel watching over you as you ride...

And experience the Joy of the Horse like never before.

Merry Christmas Pilgrim!


Mikey said...

Merry Christmas!! LOVE the John Wayne!!! That's the coolest!
Hope you have the best Christmas ever!

Pony Girl said...

FUN! ;) The apple pie looks very yummy....I'm picturing it warmed up and served with a dolop vanilla ice cream. Cool ornaments. Is the angel rocking horse one vintage? I have some like that, which have been around since I was little!
Merry Christmas to you!

Kathleen said...

Merry Christmas Karen! I wish I had The Duke guarding my tree! Also would like a slice of that apple pie please. :-)

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Merry Christmas to you! I love your cowgirl/horse ornaments! I was hoping to get out for a ride on my old guy (coming up on 32 years old and still going strong!) but it is raining here today... :( Kind of a tradition here to take a nice ride on Christmas morning. Best to you!

Ed said...

Oh man, a cowboy christmas!!!! I love it!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

kdwhorses said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! Hope you had a great and blessed day!

Love the tree and John Wayne rocks!

The apple pie~man it looks yummy! The recipe sounds so easy for the toffee, will have to try it!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That apple pie and your toffee look so yummy! Thanks for the recipe. Look like I won't be able to cook for quite a while, though, seeing as how it takes me 20 mins just to crawl down the steps. sigh.

I loved your Christmas Horse Owner Wishes. It seems that my horse angel was asleep while I was riding yesterday....
I still love horses, though and can't wait to get back up on a furry soft back again, though it will be a very long time before that happens now.... :(

Merry Christmas to you,
New Mexico

Amanda said...

Looks like you had a fantastic Christmas. Love the photos!

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