... than Snow Pops!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
And for dessert, why not try this SCRUMPTIOUS bar cookie!
12 T butter, melted
Monday, December 14, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
To set the reason straight for WHY I bought him this gift, since it may sound like a pretty hilarious gift for a guy, here it is: He had recently decided he wanted to iron his clothes more. He knows, and God love him for it, that I don't have time to iron clothes. Oh, I could make time, but he and I both would rather me worry about more important stuff like; reading with our kids, homeschooling, Bible reading, quiet time, sleep, good meals or just for goodness sakes getting all of our clothes clean in the first place, etc. The list could go on for paragraphs.... so, at the thought of more ironing being in his future, I thought I would surprise him with a Wall Mounted Hideaway Ironing Board! I thought it would be perfect as we don't really have room in our laundry room to store a normal sized one. I knew he would thoroughly enjoy the project of putting it together, staining it, installing it and conveniently using it instead of the top of our washing machine... hehehe, I was so smart, he'd never figure out what I bought him for Christmas, or what is was!! It's one of those gifts, you just can't WAIT for them to open... Oh, the anticipation! He has NO clue, NO idea what I would've gotten him... Hehe, sometimes, I just am so pleased with myself... Ahem, anyway...
...So after nicely asked, he gladly went to the front porch to use his pumped up forearms to do the job. I heard him open the front door. I smiled with contented satisfaction as I pictured him looking at that huge box wondering what in the world it could be. Then there was silence. "Amers?" he asked questioningly. "Yes?" I called from the kitchen. "It's the big box right?" he asked, and I could tell he was smiling. "Uh, yeah, it is." I replied and out of growing curiosity, I started making my way to the front door, not really sure why he was asking. "I think I know what it is." He said with a laugh. "What?! How?!" I gasped. As I quickly reached the front door and studied his smiling face, his twinkling eyes motioned for me to look at the box... Well, as my gaze rested on the box, my peering eyes were presented with this hilarious picture...
Ah, well. Merry (early) Christmas, sweetie!!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Small hands helped beautify this ordinary tree and turn it into something pretty special. Memories were made as we treasured and relived our past memories and pondered with amazement that glorious night 2 thousand years ago, the birth of our precious Lord and savior, Jesus.
Come again, quickly Lord Jesus, come.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
My mother's famous potato rolls! Everywhere we go, she's asked to bring these delicious rolls with her.
The guys went out before dawn and scoured the mountains for Elk in their 4x4 rig! They only spotted some deer but we're happy all the same to have watched the sun come up out in God's beautiful countryside! God is so good to give us all that we need. That is what we thank Him for today! His goodness, His mercy and His gracious, forgiving hand that tenderly sustains us daily. He is all we need!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I totally went all out on the cake and the celebration this year. Don't ask me why, I'm not sure. In hind-sight it may not have been the best idea as we ended up starting to come down with swine flu a couple of days before their party...along with being sick with the stomach flu and colds, ALL in the month of October! Whew, we made it through, though and had a great time celebrating the life of my two eldest along with this new season, FALL! We weren't going to let a few hardships stand in the way of our enjoyment. We stuck it to those hardships and sicknesses and came out more content, more dependent on our Heavenly Father because of them.
Memaws and aunties, know just how to make a b-day memorable. We love them so much! Plus, they are quite the riot, don't you think?
Ate buttered popcorn and enjoyed treat bags with glee!
Coutryman farms is a GREAT place to be!
We had potato sack races, three legged races and jumped in the leaves...
and for participating in the fun, picked a lolly from the lollipop tree!
mhm, Mhm, MHM!
It was a beautiful fall day, sunny and crisp! Their friends joined in the fun and they all had a blast. So thankful for who these girls are becoming... they are beautiful souls with hearts that are soft.
Praying for them, thankful for them today and always.
Happy birthday my dear daughters.
I love you.