Saturday, November 24, 2007

It's Begining To Look Alot Like Christmas

We have had our Christmas tree up since last week. This is the earliest that we have ever put up our tree. I am usually a stickler for waiting until after Thanksgiving, but the kids were begging and since we were going out of town for Thanksgiving I gave in. I've got to say it was really nice coming home and having that Christmas task already done. The kids and Tim did most of the tree which was really nice. We love alot of lights on our tree. We kind of lost count but there are at least 2500 lights. I do not have all of my stuff up but here are some pictures of the decorations so far.

Tim putting on lights while the kids straighten out the next branches.
Walter helping with the lights.
Chris's turn to help with the lights.
The kids put on all of the decorations.

My carolers above my closet.
My snowmen

Monday, November 19, 2007


There are so many things for which I am thankful. This is not a complete list but some of the things that I have been thinking of this week.


  • God's great love that sent Him to die for me and my sins.
  • God's guidance that helps me to know his will.
  • A great church and Pastor.
  • A Godly heritage.


  • A wonderful husband who I am more in love with than the day I married him.
  • Brittany~My oldest who is quickly becoming a beautiful young lady.
  • Walter~Who has a tender heart for God and desire to serve Him.
  • Charlie~Who is the most giving and helpful girl I know.
  • Chris~Who is the life of the party and completes our little family.
  • My brothers and sister who are not just siblings but great friends~I love you guys!
  • My Dad who has been a consistent example of Christ.


  • In the two years since Tim was hurt, God has taken wonderful care of our financial needs.
  • For supplying us with a much needed van.
  • A warm house and a place to lay my head.


  • Healthy Kids and Family

Our family sang this song Sunday night in church. It pretty much sums it all up for me.

Thank You Lord, For your Blessings on Me
Written by: The Easter Brothers

Verse I

As the world looks upon me, as I struggle along
They say I have nothing, but they are so wrong
In my heart I’m rejoicing, how I wish they could see
Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me


There’s a roof up above me
I’ve a good place to sleep
There’s food on my table
And shoes on my feet
You gave me your love Lord
And a fine family
Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me

Verse II

Now I know I’m not wealthy, and these clothes , they’re not new
I don’t have much money, but Lord I have you
And to me that’s all that matters, though the world cannot see
Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me

Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Cooking up a Field Trip

This week we took the kids on a field trip to Cooking Up Fun. They learned how to make yeast rolls and honey butter. They had a great time learning to cook and spending time with some friends. They even got to eat some rolls and take some home!

Charlie cracking the eggs while Abbey looks on.

Christi and Brittany
Walter mixing the dough.
Kneading the dough and shaping the rolls
Trey, Walter and Will

I guess I forgot to take a picture of the final product but they were good.
Dinner Rolls
These are not the best rolls I have tasted but are nice because they only have to raise once for 45 minutes
1 3/4 c. lukewarm water
3 pkg. yeast (or 3/4 oz. of balk yeast)
5 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. powdered milk
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs
1/4 c. butter
Mix water and yeast together and let stand for 10 min. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. (may need to add a little more flour.) Pour out on a lightly floured surface. Roll out and cut into squares and place on a greased cookie sheet. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes.
Bake at 350 untill brown (20-30 min.) Brush with melted butter when done.
Makes 24 large rolls.
Honey Butter
1 stick of butter
1 tsp of honey (or to taste)
Blend very well and allow to sit for 15 minutes before serving

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Some how the kids and Tim got into a discussion about cooking. The kids said that Tim could not cook and Tim said he could. A challenge was made and Tim took the challenge. Last night he made Lasagna(something he loves but I don't make very often.) He did it without any help from me and even cleaned up after himself! It was just as good or better than mine! He is always saying that he can cook but never does it, now that he has proved it I said that we can take turns every other night:-)

Chef Tim at work

Chris getting ready to enjoy the great Lasagna

I told Tim while he was cooking that I was going to blog about it, and he said "It is going to be so good that you can't help but blog about it!"

Thanks Honey for the great meal I enjoyed the night off. I guess tonight is my night~ can anyone say "Cracker Barrel" :-}

Click on the picture below for some pics of some of our activities from the last month.

October 07

Friday, November 9, 2007

I know it has been a long time since I have posted, but I have a good excuse. I have been "mourning" the loss of a friend. Someone who was there for me everyday just when I needed her. Then one day she failed me and was not there for me any more. Because of that I have no time to blog because I have been spending my time doing this~ Washing dishes~and making my hands look like this~

So this fair weather friend had been~~
Kicked to the curb~ and my wonderful Husband found me a new and better one to replace her.

So now I am back in business!~YAH
Actually the real reason I haven't blogged much is I have not been feeling very inspired lately. I will be posting random pictures from the last few weeks soon.