Sunday, April 29, 2007

A New Message Forum for Christian Women

I have joined a couple of new message forums over the last few months.... they are small and just starting out but I like them very much....the links are in my side bar. Both are for Christian Women.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Friday's Fixin's....

Caramelized Onion and Gorgonzola Pizza

INGREDIENTS
½ stick of butter
2 large onions, I used a yellow , thinly sliced
2 teaspoons sugar
1 package refrigerated crescent rolls (when you roll it out its already in little triangle forms)
1 pkg (about 8 oz) of crumbled Gorgonzola cheese


Unroll the crescent rolls and bake for just a few minutes until the dough is about half done..while that is cooking, melt butter in a large skillet (I used a cast iron one) over medium heat. Saute onion slices in butter until the onions are soft and dark brown(20 minutes or so) ...then stir in sugar, and continue cooking for 1 or 2 more minutes (this smells so good !!!) Spread onions evenly over the dough, and top with crumbled Gorgonzola. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until done.

(This would make a great appetizer for a get - together.... just cut each "slice" of pizza in half.)

I tell you.... this is a great pizza for when you want something "different" .... my kids loved this!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

I liked this.....


From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:

What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been in situations where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 101%?

What equals 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these

Questions:

If:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

and

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But,

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

AND, look how far the love of God will take you

L- O- V- E-O-F-G-O-D

12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:
While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it's the Love of God that will put you over the top!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Wednesday's Word

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
The things which ye both learned and received and heard and saw in me, these things do: and the God of peace shall be with you. But I rejoice in the Lord greatly, that now at length ye have revived your thought for me; wherein ye did indeed take thought, but ye lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content. I know how to be abased, and I know also how to abound: in everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want. Phillipians 4:8-12 (ASV)

Proud Mommy Moment....


Mia made the top 5 of the 6th grade class this year..... the school had a banquet to honor the top 5 students in each class from 4th to 7th grade and the top 10 in the 8th grade....... they handed out trophies to each student.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Getting ready for the move.

Well, Moving day is May 31st. So that gives me about 5 & ½ weeks to get all things packed, stored, sold and cleaned for the big day. So I decided to make a list of things to get done each week.... and since we won't be moving into a house of our own ..... well my list may be just a bit different than most lists.

Week of April 22 -28 :

1.Contact the schools both here and there to get school records transferred at the end of the year.
2.Work on things stored ..... decided on if it is going to continue to be stored, sold in the yard sale or donated.
3.Gather boxes for packing.
4.Go through everyone's clothes...do a major purge for the summer.

Week of April 29 – May 5 :

1.Start packing non-essentials that we are keeping.
2.Start packing books (we have a large library and do not plan on getting rid of it).
3.Find storage for our things we are keeping but not able to take to Eric's parent's house.
4.Continue sorting for the moving sale.

Week of May 6 – 12 :

1.Start advertising for the moving sale.
2.Continue sorting for the moving sale.
3.Make sure all books are packed.
4.Finish packing non-essentials.

Week of May 13 – 19 :

1.Finish sorting for the moving sale and start pricing items.
2.Fill out a Change of Address from the Post Office.
3.Inform utilities of move. (We won't need any new utilities - for now - where we are going.)
4.Inform creditors of move and give new address and phone numbers.

Week of May 20-26 :

1.Finish pricing items and have moving sale on the weekend.
2.After moving sale take unsold items to donate.
3.Start deep cleaning house here – we want to leave it in the best of shape for the landlord.
4.Finalize any packing.

Final Days:

1.Gather all packed items and ready for move.
2.Finish deep cleaning house and yard.
3.Contact utilities again to assure disconnect on right date.
4.Give out new phone and address to friends we have made.
5.Turn in keys and say good bye.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Prayers for John's family...

Please everyone pray for John's family..... John gained entrance to those pearly gates yesterday just before 12:30PM ..... he will be missed by so many. Judy, his mother, will post on the website after arrangements have been made. Thank you for all the prayers.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday's Fixin's....

I made this side dish to go along with the ham on Easter Sunday for a family get together....

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

2 pounds (or so) of sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
3tablespoons honey (may want to add just a bit more honey)
3 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Salt to taste .... even pepper if you like
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into slices looking like thick chips. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, honey and lemon juice. Pour mixture over potatoes and toss to coat. Arrange the slices in a baking dish and sprinkle with the salt, and bake, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour, until potatoes are tender.

This has such a nice flavor!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Prayers Please

John has had some major set backs in the past few weeks.... and now he is on a vent and his kidney function is not doing well. His mom, Judy, let me know that the meeting with the doctors was not as good as she had hoped and they told her that if he does not get well enough in the next days he may not make it. Please pray for John and the Smith family as they are in this time of need. You can read John's story here or just click on his name in my side bar.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wednesday's Word

Psa 150:1 Praise Jehovah. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in the expanse of His power.
Psa 150:2 Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
Psa 150:3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre.
Psa 150:4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and pipes.
Psa 150:5 Praise Him on the sounding cymbals; praise Him with the resounding cymbals.
Psa 150:6 Let everything that breathes praise Jehovah. Praise Jehovah!

Monday, April 09, 2007

So often I sit at this keyboard wondering what to write. I see so many blogs about neat ideas, frugal tips, and a glimpse into some wonderful daily life of many bloggers.... but why do I want to blog I ask myself over and over. I'm not great with the ideas many of you come up with, I'm not the most frugal gal out there and my daily life is very, well, boring to say the least. Some days the highlight of my day is doing the laundry and having dinner on the table ...... and really who wants to read about that.... not many. But I blog for our family.... to have an outlet for family that lives farther away to keep up with what is going on with us and to see and hear from us in a visual way.
I'm really not worried about how many readers I have or how many comments I get on a post... I blog for me and not one else really..... I write what comes to mind and express myself wholeheartedly in my words and pictures here. Now, don't get me wrong... I do like it when someone shares a comment and I love to hear that something I've wrote touched a heart..... I just don't consider myself to be a blogger's blogger.... you know, someone that blogs to get recognition.... I'm just happy being nothing more or less than myself.

Congratulations to my sister on moving into her very first HOUSE! I am so happy for you! I think it is just a beautiful home! I know you will enjoy it for many years to come!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

He Is Risen!

1Co 15:20 But the fact is that Christ has been raised from the dead. He has become the first of a great harvest of those who will be raised to life again. (NLT)




Saturday, April 07, 2007

Sillies for Saturday



19 THINGS THAT IT TOOK ME 50 YEARS TO LEARN

by Dave Barry

1. Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on
the same night.

2. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race
has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word
would be "meetings."

3. There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

4. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never
want you to share yours with them.

5. And when God, who created the entire universe with all of its
glories, decides to deliver a message to humanity, He WILL NOT use, as
His messenger, a person on cable TV with a bad hairstyle.

6. You should not confuse your career with your life.

7. No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too
seriously.

8. When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one
individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very
often, that individual is crazy.

9. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

10. Never lick a steak knife.

11. Take out the fortune before you eat the cookie.

12. The most powerful force in the universe is gossip.

13. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling
reason why we observe daylight savings time.

14. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests
that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging
from her at that moment.

15. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to
make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.

16. "The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age,
gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep
down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.

17. The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to annoy
people who are not in them.

18. A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice
person.

19. Your friends love you anyway.



Thought for the day:

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that amateurs built the
Ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Oh, just had to add this picture too!


Papa Rich mowing the lawn with just a bit of help.......

Farm Pics....

On the way to and from the games yesterday we stopped by Eric's parent's house and I got to take some pictures of the farm and cattle...... here are some of my favorites...

The old farmhouse (Eric's grandmother's house)...










One of the barns....







The field where we will put our home. (that's Eric's parent's house at the top of the picture)




Another view....













Then here are the animals.



Our new yearling bull.....







He think's he's Papa Rich's personal pet...








here is some of the cows.........




















Win one, Loose two

That's how Mia's games went this weekend.... Friday evening they won against a team that had been undefeated in the season so far (they lost to them the first game they played), but then yesterday, they lost both games. Mia did get some play time in all 3 games! She is listed as an alternate but they have been trying to use her on field during games too!
Here are some pics of her in action...

Strech those legs!

Just before the games starts....



Mia playing midfield....





















And here is what Jed was up to during the games.......



What's in the basket ????