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PROVERBS 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths STRAIGHT.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

We are heading out the door to a friends house for a party but I just wanted to stop in and tell everyone:


Happy New Year hope that your 2009 is filled with helath & happiness!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tasty Tuseday.......

I Know, I'm a little late but here goes.

This was so easy to make and it was rather yummy...at least I liked it and so did most of the family. The 2 little ones only like hamburgers, hot dogs and peanut butter and jelly, so they don't really count.



TACO SOUP
1lb. lean ground beef (or ground turkey)
1 onion chopped
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 (28 oz)can crushed tomatoes, undrained then fill the can with water twice for the soup
2 cans corn
Garnish with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese.









In large sauce pan brown ground meat until cooked. Drain. Add onions and taco seasoning and mix cook 1 minute.

Stir in tomatoes,corn and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

place in bowl top with cheese and sour cream.































It was quite yummy. Try it, it'll warm ya up on those cold days...not that we know much about that down here in the south!



Monday, December 29, 2008

The Kiss.....Yet again.....

Yep, I've discovered more...
While after Christmas shopping at Wal-mart, I discovered these





These actually smell better than they taste....now don't get me wrong they don't taste bad. They just smell like a real cheesecake, but taste like something else....



Now these.....I really like 'em
They smell really good.... and well they are tasty too, I'm just not sure they taste like hot cocoa...you see I'm not much of a drinker....Hot Cocoa that is!

Should be back tomorrow with an easy peasy recipe!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Grits.....






Don't laugh...I promised my little boy that I would do this post for him....



Down here in the south we have grits...they are yummy. All 3 of my kiddos had an obsession with them at some point in there life...usually from about the age of 2 till...well now. Nate eats them as much as possible!! I know they are not much to look at, but it is the breakfast of choice around these parts......







We use instant, butter flavored.... just add a little butter, water, salt and this stuff.....








pop them into the microwave for a minute and bingo they are ready to eat....










Can you guess what we are having for breakfast tomorrow morning???

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve!!!!

Just wanted to pop in and wish every one a very Merry MERRY Christmas!!!




(I also wanted to say that you don't have to have a blog to sign in....the kids still love to read the comments....)





Over the weekend we made our traditional Italian seed cookies....that is what we will be giving out this year...







Trust me they are Delicious!! and addictive!!
Well gotta go get cooking and cleaning, we will be having Christmas at our house this year since my hubby has to work, at least he can hang around the house in uniform and monitor his radio.
Merry Christmas and Blessings to All



Saturday, December 20, 2008

Getting Healthy

I'm getting healthy....
in just three short months.....

I had my blood checked again yesterday and the doctor called and gave me the results....

Total cholesterol went from 220 to 170!!!!
LDL (bad cholesterol) went from 126 to.....92!!!!
Triglycerides they are improving still not in the normal range but I'm getting there they went from 300 to 250
Doctor said to keep up what ever it is that I am doing and I could come back for more blood in 6 months!!
I've lost 20 pounds since September, but I'm mostly glad I don't need to be put on any medicine for my cholesterol!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas card.....



Our Christmas card








So there it is....
If you didn't get one there are two possible reasons
1) I don't know you address...
2) I'm lazy busy....
but more than likely its the first one!
Merry Christmas....

Monday, December 15, 2008

Where else but in the South?

Where else but in the south can you...in the same school semester
1) have a week off of school due to a hurricane
2) have a day off for a snow day
3) three days later be able to wear shorts to school???!!!!



Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snow Day... in the deep south!!

Yep It was a snow day here and the kids had a great time. I sent them to school and then at about 8 I went to get them.

It started snowing at 6:20 this morning, about the time Marshall was getting on his bus, but it was just flurries in the air and not sticking to the ground. Then Nathan's came at 6:32, and by that time it was starting to stick. I sent them to school thinking that it would be over in a little while, well the news said it wasn't going to subside till noon!!! So I went and got the kids from school...good thing because the buses weren't running this afternoon anyway, so I still would have had to get out and get them. I didn't stop snowing till 11:30 or so..and here are some pictures. We got nearly 6 inches of snow today!!!!



Amelia waiting for the bus......











Don't I look cute...I haven't worn that coat since we were in Minnesota for Marsh's transplant.





Here is a video that I took

video

Well gotta run... it's late and need to put the kiddo's to bed!

Blessings,


Monday, December 8, 2008

A Wonderful Day

I know I'm a little late, but ain't I always.....
So Yesterday was a Wonderful Day...


My Son...... This one the oldest...

He took the walk down the isle.....

NO NOT THAT one...

For months now he has been talking about accepting Christ into his heart and life and wanting to be baptized. Well yesterday at church he decided he was ready and made the walk down the isle to the front of the church to tell our pastor that he was ready. This is a big step for him, just walking down the isle to publicly profess this is big for him as he is an extremely shy person and always thinks everyone is laughing at him. Our pastor told him he was so very proud of him...our pastor and church have been with us every step of Marshall's journey so it was a wonderful day indeed!!!

Blessings,

Thursday, December 4, 2008

That Time of Year Again.......

Christmas Pictures....
This past weekend I had the pleasure of torturing um taking the kids pictures for our annual Christmas card. They absolutely hate love doing this.
Below are some that I attempted to take and see what I can do with them. Most of them are straight out of the camera...I have a trial version of photoshop and have yet to figure out how to do anything with it......I'm very un computer savvy.

(I'll put up the Christmas card later, we are at Marshall's infusion and I have no way to scan it to put on here and I'm too lazy tired to get the camera out and take a picture and put on here.....You know the drill)


First I took a picture of the two little ones....

This one would have been cute, but I didn't realize that the flower was in Amelia's face....


So I tried to photoshop it out and this is what I came up with.....




Not sure I like Amelia's face, she looks like a chipmunk.













Amelia being silly



Blessings,