Friday, December 26, 2008

Back to Normal

Hi everyone! We hope that each of you had a great Christmas! We spent a nice relaxing day at home. We cooked dinner and just enjoyed being at home without having the worry of "being somewhere"! lol We have "went" so much this Holiday season. It was fun but tiring at the same time. The "going" is not all over yet though!
We are planning on visiting some relatives in the mountains of North Carolina tomorrow.We made them a homemade orange fruit cake.I am sure they will enjoy it.The cake made the kitchen smell SO good with all of the orange zest and juices going on. Our Christmas decorations are being taken down and stored away in the attic as I type. For some reason it is always nice to get back to "normal" in the sense of decor, when the time comes to take everything down. Not that we didn't enjoy it while it was there! (:
Just thought we'd update to let you all know what we've been up to.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

We want to wish you all a very merry Christmas 2008!
From The 2 Sisters,

Monday, December 22, 2008

Our Busy Weekend.

Hi, hope you all had a great weekend!
We had a very busy one,full of shopping and
family gatherings.
This evening we did some baking,(which we
have been doing for three weeks now)! Off and on though
some candy here and then some cookies.
We made peanut butter balls tonight.
We'll probably make some coconut mounds tomorrow.
Well,here are a few pictures that we took over the weekend.
We took these pics while waiting on Mom in the dressing rooms. (:
At a family party. ~Have a great Holiday Week!~

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Break!

Hi,Hope you all are doing well! In reference to our last post..
Mom found our camera! We were SO happy! (:
Now we can capture all of the scenes from our Holiday to share with you all!
Katie and I have been extra busy with school this week.Trying to wrap up the first semester is always tiring, but then we have the
Christmas break to look forward to.
Our last day of school for this semester is tomorrow. We are looking forward to the Holidays.
There are a couple party's and "get-together's" planned. Which will be nice.
Well, there's an update on what we've been up to and what we will be doing this holiday season. So,what about you all. What are you plans for Christmas?
~Have a great day!~

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lost camera!

Hi everyone! Sorry we haven't posted in awhile. The big reason why we haven't posted lately is that our camera is lost!! It's so nerve racking! We've looked everywhere we can think of but to no avail..it's yet to be found. ): I am sure it will show up some where. The good thing is that we think the last time we used it we were in the house so..hopefully that is the case and we will find it tucked away in a drawer. But in the mean time it's making us pretty sad that the Holiday's are here and we have yet to take pictures of our decor! And this weekend with all of the Christmas party's coming up what are we to do?! Pray that we find our camera soon or our blog could come down with a serious case of the blue's (from lack of posting)! lol
~Have a great day!~

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Williamsburg,Virginia.

Here are the last of our trip pictures. I know..finally! lol These were taken on the last stop. Williamsburg,VA.

The Governor's Mansion.

We noticed what looked like apples in these holes in this building.
We thought that was weird!? The court house.
The church where many of our founding Fathers such as
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson attended.
A video that would have been half way decent if some people
hadn't decided to take photos in front of us! lol video
~Have a great day!~

Monday, December 8, 2008

Mennonites and Scenes From Southern Maryland.

First, we thought it appropriate to provide a little info on the people we will talk about in this post. Old Order Mennonites are a branch of the Mennonite church. Although the term strictly refers to one particular group, it is often used to refer to those groups of Mennonites who practice a lifestyle without some elements of modern technology. Old Order Mennonites are similar to Old Order Amish, both in practice and theology. They have distinctive forms of dress, frequently drive horse buggies, and may not have electricity. (Our friends drive buggy's and have no electricity.) They also speak a form of German called Pennsylvania Dutch. From what Rachel said it's a mixture of high German and Dutch mixed with some english words as well. For them this is their first language. They will then learn English once they begin school,in First grade. The avoidance of technologies by Old Order Mennonites and Old Order Amish is based not on a belief that the technology is in some way evil, but over a concern for the nature of their communities. Community is important to a Mennonite, and a technology or practice is rejected if it would adversely affect it. This means that the prohibitions are not usually absolute; a Mennonite who would not dream of owning a car may therefore use a car or other modern transport if a pressing need arises. This basis also means that a Mennonite sees no contradiction in having electricity in their milking barn — since that is necessary to comply with regulations on milk cooling — but not in their house. Other aspects of Old Order Mennonite life are concerned with plainness. The concept of plainness dictates the distinctive dress of the Mennonite. Plain to a Mennonite is the opposite of showy or ostentatious, and is considered a virtue. It is based on the belief that a person's true worth does not lie in their clothes or appearance. It is this aspect of their beliefs that regulates the dress style, giving Mennonites their distinctive look with straw hats or bonnets, and plain dresses or pants. Some groups that allow ownership of cars require that they be black with no chrome or other decoration. okay now the pictures!!..
An Old Order Mennonite Farm in Southern Md.
Rachel and Elsie (our friends) uncles workshop.
(notice the horse hitched up,ready to make a delivery!)
Our friends home who are Old Order Mennonites.
Notice the distance while taking the picture(:
(For those of you who don't know The Old Order
Mennonites beliefs forbid photography.)
Old Order Mennonite's Headed to Thanksgiving service at church. We got to ride in one of these for a good part of the day,making delivery's
with our friends and taking tours on the back roads in their community.
It was so fun,and a very memorable day!
We visited a friends pier while in the area.
Our Grandpa's Apartment. There are still a few pictures of Williamsburg left. We will post those soon!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

An Award!

Hi everyone! Emily from Practically Pink has so graciously given us this award.
Thanks Emily!!
The rules say to pass the award onto 4 people,but we don't want
to leave anyone out...so we are going to give this award
to anyone who wants
to have it!
~~~~~
~HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!~

Friday, December 5, 2008

The National Cathedral.

Hey everyone! Here are some of the pictures that we took while visiting the National Cathedral. Hope you enjoy!

It almost seemed like we were the only ones there!

President Woodrow Wilson is entombed here.
Helen Keller is also entombed in the crypts of the cathedral.
Have a wonderful weekend!