So much going on around here…

Scarlet got her first shots on Thursday. Bailey took good care of her. 🙂 The dogs are so funny. If she starts crying, most of the time, they beat me to her. I have found Bearon many times already to her swing licking her tears (or drool) off of her face. 🙂 Anyways, the vaccines were hard. She got three shots and one by mouth. Ahh…. it wasn’t Mommy’s best day. I cried all the way home. Scarlet, on the other hand, was a trooper. She didn’t even act upset. The only time she acted any different was when I took her into Target later that day. She didn’t appreciate that. I needed to do some Christmas shopping to make me feel better. How many more of those days do we have to have? A lot they say. But at least we have a two month break before the next round.

One night last week, we decorated the tree for Christmas. Scarlet absolutely LOVES the lights in the tree. We laid her under the tree in her moses basket and she fell asleep there. It was sweet. 🙂 Earlier that day, I decided to bake bread. I think I will do this every week. It was easy and yummy. After we got done decorating we watched Evan Almighty (great movie) and ate homemade bread and apple butter from Momma-too and Paw. Yummm…. here’s the recipe for anyone whose interested:

Honey Whole Wheat Bread


2 cups of warm water

2 cups of whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon active dry yeast

1 tablespoon salt

1/3 cup of honey

1/3 cup of vegetable oil

5 cups all purpose flour


1. Dissolve yeast in warm water (110F/45C). Add honey, stir well. Mix in whole wheat flour, salt, and vegetable oil. Work all purpose flour in gradually. Turn doughout onto a lightly floured surface and knead for at least 10-15 minutes. When dough is smooth, and elastic, place it in a well oiled bowl. Turn it several times in the bowl to coat the surface of the dough, and cover with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.

2. Punch down air in the dough. Shape into 2 loaves and place into 2 well greased 9×5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise in a warm spot until dough is 1 to 1 1/2 inches above pans.

3. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 25 – 30 minutes.

4. Eat, Enjoy, and have a wonderful Christmas!!!