Saturday, September 29, 2007
Kelsey has always been a special means of grace in my life. She has served me on countless occasions, even postponing school to serve me while I was on bedrest with Samuel. She called me up the day we found out my sister had died and told me that she was flying in. She comforted me so much just by being there.
I am so blessed to have you in my life Kels. Thanks for being there for me. Thanks for loving me at my worst. Thanks for laying down your life for me. You truly are a wonderful friend.. and a great "sister."
For me personally, it's growing in my confidence before Him. It's finding my identity in Him. It's seeing beauty in His eyes as more important than worldly beauty. It's not striving but it's being passionate about God and His Kingdom. God wants my heart and all of me. He's not willing to settle for some silly superficial image of perfection and my cravings for control of my life. It's putting to death jealousy and discontentment and taking on a heart of grattitude and joy. I'm not there... I'm just saying that's some of what I think about in becoming feminine.
Anywho, your thoughts please?
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
2 acorn squash (1 to 1 1/2 pounds each)
5 tablespoons maple flavored syrup
4 tablesoon heavy whipping cream, butter or stick margarine
Heat oven to 350.
2. Cut each squash lengthwise in half; remove seeds and fibers. Place squash, cut sides up in ungreased rectangular pan, (9X13). Spoon 1 tablespoon maple syrup and 1 tablespoon whipping cream into each half.
3. Bake uncovered about 1 hour until tender.
my favorite though is apple-stuffed acorn squash: Omit maple syrup and whipping cream. Bake squash halves 30 minutes. Mix 1 large tart red apple, diced, 2 tablespoons chopped nuts, 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar and 1 tablesppons butter or stick margarine, melted. Spoon apple mixture into squash halves. Bake about 30 minutes longer or until tender.
I personally add oats and cinnamon to the apple mixture and drizzle with real maple syrup... super yum!
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
Any suggestions of how to get my kids to eat food? Particulary fruits and veggies... any recipes you recommend or ideas to "sneak" in the good stuff? Help please!
Yesterday was our 4th wedding anniversary. Mike and I are celebrating this week-end. I am looking forward to some time with him, without the sweet interruptions from our children. What exactly lies in store for us we're not sure... a trip to IKEA, the art museum, chilling at a cafe... so many options. I know that whatever we do it will be wonderful because we get to celebrate together. I never knew what was ahead of us when we got married. Here we are four years later...Bachelor's degree done. Now, living in Philadelphia while Mike gets his Master's Degree. Pregnancies. Births. Deaths. Struggles. Laughter. 2 children. A lot of adventures. Traveling. Singing. Learning to Knit. Writing. A lot of Starbucks cofee, both of us having worked as Baristas at Starbucks. Newspaper Route. Serving at Olive Garden. Scrapbooking. Reading a lot of books. All of that and more, but not in that order.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Mike and I have attempted to post video for the first time on here. This was taken a couple months ago but I thought you might enjoy it. As we get more adept at updating by video we look forward to showing more of the kids, etc. Hope you enjoy this snippet of the kids.