Friday, December 19, 2008


We've been tagged! Freedom's Call tagged us for this photo tag! The rules are simple:
*post the sixth picture from your sixth photo album *pray that you remember the details, then explain the picture *tag five other people by leaving a "You've been tagged!" comment on their blog, and ask them to look at the directions for the photo tag on your blog
Nanny (one of our favorite grandmothers ;-) is an excellent face painter! Above, three of our cousins (L. to R.: Emilee, Carson, and Logan) model some of her designs! Lookin' good, guys!
Okay, so now for our "Tagged Victims!" We pick Chris and Tasha, Franklin and Lorina, Josh and Laura, Chris and Linnea, and Corey and Ellie.
Can't wait to see your pictures! Have fun with this!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Malted Milk Ball Cookies

Well, Katelyn, I am not normally this slow at doing things, but I am finally putting my recipe for Malted Milk Ball Cookies up for you. I was very flattered that you asked for it...I'm glad you enjoyed them! Malted Milk Ball Cookies: 3/4 c butter, softened, 1 1/4 c packed brown sugar, 1 c sugar, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 3 eggs, 1/4 c oil, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, 3 1/2 c flour, 1 1/2 c whole bran cereal (I wasn't really sure what this meant-I used like rice chex, slightly crushed up), 3 c (12 oz.) malted milk balls, crushed, divided. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a 4-qt. mixing bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until well combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs, oil, and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour and the cereal. Reserve 1/2 cup of the crushed malted milk balls to sprinkle on top. Stir in remaining milk balls into the dough. Shape dough into 1 1/2" balls. Place balls 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Place cookie sheet on wire rack. Immediately sprinkle tops of warm cookies with reserved crushed candies. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 60 cookies (no exaggeration-it makes a ton!) Enjoy!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Three days a week, we have the joy and privilege of caring for adorable twin babies, one boy and one girl. We love them so much and wanted to share some of their 'cuteness' with you! Enjoy their fun baby faces!
"Hey! Bring that bottle over here!"
This little guy probably has the cutest crooked smile in the world!
Competing for camera time!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Rainy Days

We've had a lot of rainy days so far this summer, so we've had to get creative to keep busy and have fun in spite of the weather. Katie and I (Amy) have brainstormed some fun, helpful things to do on rainy days, and we wanted to share them with you.

1.) Curl up with your Bible and a good devotional book. Why not use the extra time indoors to learn more about our Creator? If you're looking for ideas on some great devotionals to check out, try So Much More by the Botkin sisters, or Every Young Woman's Battle by Shannon Ethridge and Stephen Arterburn.

2.) Thank the Lord for His blessings and pray for those who are homeless and out in the rain with no place to go. If you've got the rainy day blues, this is a great way to put things in perspective.

3.) Exercise! Dance to your favorite Christian music in your bedroom, or memorize Bible verses while stretching your muscles with jumping jacks, push-ups, and curl-ups. Keep moving to make your whole body feel better.

4.) Ask a parent what he or she could use help with, and do whatever they ask joyfully. You might not feel like washing dishes or vacuuming floors, but you will have the joy of honoring your parents and being a blessing to your family.

5.) Write a letter or an email to someone you haven't seen for a while and ask how you can pray for them.

6.) Give each other makeovers, foot rubs, or back massages. Take a few minutes to make your mother or sister feel beautiful and let her know you appreciate her.

7.) Bake a favorite dessert to share with family and friends. (Our sister Julie is great at keeping our sweet tooths satisfied!)

8.) Watch a TV show or video that your family can enjoy and discuss together. (You can find some hilarious Christian comedy tapes these days. We like Ken Davis, Brad Stine, and Tim Hawkins.)

9.) Paint a picture or a card for someone who's feeling sick or lonely.

10.) Clean and organize your room. If you're in the mood for an overhaul, this could be a great place to start! Having a clean room helps keep stress to a minimum, and reduces your risk of losing things. (Katie does a great job keeping her room from getting cluttered.)

We hope you will enjoy using these ideas to glorify God and bless others. The Lord has a purpose for rainy days, and He will see us through.
"You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light." Psalm 18: 28

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Well, here we are! The Three Stooges, Three Musketeers, Three Amigos, whatever you want to call us, we are the Guntzel girls. From left to right it's Katie, Amy, Julie (reverse age order), but we all answer to all three names, so don't feel bad if you get mixed up! We finally decided to come to grips with the twenty-first century and create a blog. We hope that you will stop by often, and leave a comment when you do!