Linking up with Jen for more 7QTF
So I logged onto our bank account today and noticed an extra $400 in it...deposited on St. Nicholas Day, no less.
However the nearest branch of this bank is up in RI, so I knew there was no way either Ben or I had deposited money in it. So, I called the bank. Yep...bank error and they're taking the money bank out.
But, at least I get to post this card.
Linking up with Mary for Images of Mary link-up.
I love this image, even though Jesus has red hair (which I really doubt he really had). I just love the image of Mary breastfeeding Jesus.
I don't really know where it's from, I first saw it several years ago as a friend's avatar and I've loved it ever since. I love the way Mary is holding Jesus and Jesus is holding his foot...just the way real babies are apt to do. The whole picture just looks so "real" to me...it brings home the point that Mary was a real woman and Jesus was a real baby.
In searching for that image, I also found this one.
Mary breastfeeding WHILE riding a donkey. That would take some talent. Although that poor donkey looks like it's about to collapse.
There is a super cool tool over at BabyNameWizard website called the Baby Name Voyager which graphs the popularity of each name over times.
I found it off this hilarious blog post.
I had way too much fun graphing our names
My name was at a low point in popularity when I was born in the 70's...but look how much it has increased in recent years! Which is sorta odd to me because I keep hearing of all these babies and little kids named Amelia, and when I was growing up, NO ONE had that name
Kinda neat how the name has basically stayed the same in popularity over the last 40 years or so.
Looks like we kinda picked a fad name....only three decades later than the actual fad.
Apparently NO ONE named their baby Greta in all of the 80's!
Wow...interesting how the name is becoming less and less common, but it's still really up there in popularity. Look how insanely popular it was back in the 1880's...35,000 out of 1 million!
Apparently Elsa was fairly popular in the 1880's and is starting to regain popularity...slightly.
That was fun...go check out your own names!
I need a new Netflix series to watch while I do my morning workout. I'm about to finish up Alias. Any suggestions? I like mystery type stuff. It is has to be interesting enough to keep me engaged while working out. Thinking of checking out Breaking Bad (heaven knows I've read enough about it).
So bloggers out there....is anyone hosting a Christmas cookie recipe link-up? I LOVE Christmas cookies (and Christmas fudge and Christmas candy). Would love to find some new recipes to add to our regulars. Anyone have any good recipes they care to share?
So...one of my friends just published a really cute children's story called The Nighty Night Narwhals. It's super cute...a really fun bedtime story. You should check it out!!
Speaking of children's books. Have you seen the website Scribblitt.com It's pretty cool for kids who like to write and they can write and edit and illustrate their own stories. You can even get it published in hardback form (for a fee of course) but my kids have just been having fun writing books on it.
Happy Friday everyone!