Wednesday, March 30, 2011
HERE to see her notebook. This is what mine looked like when I got finished with it.
Monday, March 28, 2011
|Waylon picking a strawberry.|
|My strawberry pickers.|
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Carrie, hope you get your bike soon and are able to go on some adventures too.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
This past Saturday I hosted my very first House Party. I had applied to be a hostess for the Philadelphia Cooking Crème and was chosen to host one of their parties.
We made Creamy Chicken Fajita’s using the Santa Fe Blend Cooking Crème and Baked Penne using the Italian Cheese and Herb Cooking Crème. Both were very good, but I liked the fajitas the best. For dessert I served angel food cake with fresh strawberries and cool whip.
My sister was the photographer for the day, but she didn’t get many pictures, the batteries in my camera died and I couldn’t find the spare ones. I wish that I would have had a picture of everyone who came. I had a total of seven guests show up and then with their kids, Kaelyn and myself there were fourteen in all.
In each of the bags was a Cooking Crème cookbook, a wooden spoon, notepad, magnet, coupon for the Cooking Crème, certificate to save $10 on a single-item purchase of $50 or more from HSN.
For hosting the part I received the same items listed above in addition to getting a skillet, cooking mitt and coupons for free Cooking Crème to purchase for the party.
I had a great time hosting this party and it seemed like everyone who came had a good time too.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
I have been eyeing a sign on Etsy at Barn Owl Primitives about family rules. This is one of them that I liked:
She hand paints the words on a pine board (no vinyl). While I would love to have one that she has made, right now I just don’t have the extra money to purchase one. So I did the next best thing, I made my own.
I used a frame that I already painted white. I just switched out the wording from Valentine’s Day.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I was at my Mom's house for a little while on Sunday afternoon. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw how well all of her dogwoods were blooming.
They weren't the only things blooming either. Her wisteria was gorgeous with it's purple being just the right shade and the scent was the sweetest smell around.
The bridal wreath that is in her front yard had the most beautiful white blossoms growing too.
A good reminder that spring is right at our front door.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Kaelyn: First of all I am only 11.
Boy: So, I'm 11 too.
Kaelyn: If I go out with you I will be sinning.
Kaelyn: If I go out with you I will be sinning, because I will be going against my parents rules and also against God because I would be disobeying my parents.
As you can imagine her answer to him just thrilled me. Yes she is way to young to be "going out" with some boy and we are not in any hurry for her to start getting interested in boys. I know it will come soon enough, and I am not looking forward to that at all.
Then the next day this boys sister tells Kaelyn, I'm going to tell my brother to ask you out again. Kaelyn kindly told her that she will keep telling him no, so he shouldn't even bother asking her.
|She is still my baby!|
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
After listening to that I realized that I had been missing out on the glory of everything that was going on around me. I have since started saying "Don't let me miss the glory" when there are things that start to overwhelm me and when I start getting that "Woe Is Me" attitude. That night I was telling Chuck about it, and I asked him if that was a new song? He said, "no, we actually have a cd that has that song on it." I found the cd and realized that I had listened to it a number of times before, but didn't recall hearing that song.
A couple of days after discovering this song, I had taken my kids out for a little afternoon get away. I had asked Tyler to do something for me and he didn't quite do what I asked. Yes I was a little irriated with him, but only for a moment. God reminded me that in a few years Tyler will be going off to college and I needed to cherish this time I was having with him, you got it, I was then saying to myself, "Don't let me miss the glory".
Isn't it amazing how God can use something like a song to teach you.
Don't Let Me Miss The Glory!