Monthly Archives: January 2010

January 2010 Update Letter

January 2010 Update Letter

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a great holiday season! I also hope you aren’t getting too cold! It’s been a cold winter in the south this year.

We had a very nice Christmas, with my inlaws and Robby’s sister Renee and her family. The cousins were thrilled to spend time together again!

We got Sarah Ruth a high chair – she is quite pleased to be able to sit with the family and eat “real food“ with us!
She is also becoming quite adept at standing alone – as long as she has something to hold on to!
She was less than thrilled with Renee to start with, but got used to her by the time they headed home.


Christmas Eve was a festive time with all the cousins and lots of snacky foods to eat. As usual, we ate, had the reading of the Christmas story, and then opened presents. Of course the kids were on pins and needles waiting for the presents! Everyone seemed happy with what they received. Sarah Ruth had a great first Christmas, including the traditional nap!

January 7th, we actually got SNOW! We were delighted! Since moving to Alabama 11 years ago, we’ve only gotten snow two or three times, so it’s pretty exciting when we do. The children were able to make a few small snowmen (very small!) and some snowballs. It was very pretty while it lasted, though!

Timmy sang an impromptu special at church on Sunday night (the 10th) and did very well.

We did Rachel’s hair up in braids and decided it suited her. I like how she looks in braids.

We let Sarah Ruth try chocolate – she likes it!

And, this is one of my favorite pictures of Sarah – she is such a cutie!

God bless you!

“Evaporated Cane Juice”

“Evaporated Cane Juice”

Now, I admit I have done no actual research on this at this time, but just off the top of my head…

I saw somewhere someone touting “evaporated cane juice” as a “healthier” substitute for sugar.

Now, correct me if I’m wrong.

Sugar comes from sugar cane. This other thing, “evaporated cane juice” – would be… sugar cane juice, evaporated? So, like… SUGAR??