Friday, December 30, 2011
My most favorite gift of all this year....my little people sewing gal. Is this not the sweetest thing??? My sister found her online and bought her for me. I love her.
And that was my Christmas. We made some new traditions this year with the sugar cookies and decorating them. We went home this year to Indiana and Illinois to see our wonderful family and friends. We went to Christmas Eve service in our home church and saw our church family. Got lots and lots of hugs. Made me cry!! Ate lots of good food. Opened wonderful gifts. And mostly, reflected on the most precious gift of all. I am looking forward to 2012. I am excited for some new changes in my life. Can't wait to share them with you. Happy New Year friends!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
We headed out on Saturday morning for an adventure. We were Christmas tree shopping! It was a chilly and rainy morning. Just the kind of day that required hot cocoa. After the girls picked out the one they wanted and the fellows that worked at the tree farm shook the poor girl like crazy on their little shaker machine and wrapped her up for us, we headed back to the car for the little treat I had prepared.
Daddy got her all secure and tied down on his trailer to take her home to decorate.
You-know-who got involved in the decorating.
Friday, December 2, 2011
EVER goes away, my Christmas shopping for all my family and my list went on and on even more. And I heard this reply....."I am sufficient. I am with you. I came to earth for this. This season that you are about to embrace and celebrate.....think what it would have been like without Me. The Great I Am." Can you imagine Christmas without Christ?
NOT going to let the evil one steal my joy this season. Because I know someone much bigger has got my back. And somehow everything is going to get done. I don't have it figured out....but The Great I Am does. Phew...am I ever thankful for that. Have an awesome Friday, where ever you are.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
I totally copied after this wonderful lady. I also used her tip about sprinkling cinnamon on the top of the pumpkin. When the warm candle meets the cinnamon....oh yummy does it smell like a pumpkin pie on your porch. Make sure you try it next year. That is, unless you have a little orange dear left wanting to be carved six days past Halloween like I did.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Since I wrote on this little blog last, my life went topsy turvey. My husband lost his job suddenly. As in....SUDDENLY. Then, I had my mammogram. It came back with a suspicious spot that needed more testing. They brought up the "C" word. Then, a few days later, something in my blood work came back bad. More testing. I wish I could say that my faith in Christ was unwavering....no asking why is this happening to me. I wish I could say that I was joyful in my circumstances. I wish I could say that I did not worry about tomorrow. But I can't. Was I weak???? I did not see light for a few weeks, only darkness. And it scared me.
But this is what I learned. God was still with me in the dark times. God was listening to my cries for help. God was right beside me. God had a plan for my life. God was in control. And mostly, God's ways are good.
The end of this story is this. My husband did get another job. He started this week. My second mammogram and testing revealed that the "suspicious spot" was not there any more. And, they have medication for what they found from my blood work. Praise the Lord.......I see light!! :)
I also know this. I have the most precious group of people who were praying for me. Some, I have never meet or might possibly ever meet in this lifetime. How can I ever begin to thank all of them? My heart overflows. This is the month for gratitude. And I am so grateful. xoxoxox
2 Corinthians 12:8-10.......For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
1 box strawberry cake mix
1/3 cup softened butter
1 8oz package cream cheese softened
1 16 oz box of powdered sugar
3/4 cup diced strawberries
Add together cake mix, 1 of the eggs and 1/3 cup of softened butter. Mix until well blended. Place mixture into 9 x13 greased cake pan. Pat down in bottom of pan to form crust and set aside.
Cream together package of softened cream cheese and remaining 3 eggs. After this is well combined, slowly add your box of powdered sugar until mixed together well. Gently fold in diced strawberries.
Pour this mixture over your crust in the 9 x 13 pan. Place in 350 degree oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or until center of cake is set.
When cooled, I cut it into squares. You can also make it prettier by dusting with additional powdered sugar or little slices of strawberries on the top.
Side note.....you really really should make these. :)