Friday, January 30, 2009

Ok, I know your probably wondering what in the world. Well, santa made a late visit to us. Before he escaped I caught his picture. I am thinking of seeing how much money the tabloids will give me for this photo. Well, keep checking back. You never know whose picture might appear right here on my blog.

I know that I may complain about the cold, snowy, icy weather but I do have a part of it I love. That part is the beauty of. God can take some plain, ordinary and very dull looking landscape, shower it with snow and ice. It then turns into something so breathtaking, that you are reminded of God's great power. For instance take the biggest thunder head and place in it in front of the sun it turns into a beautiful cloud lined with silver, with rays so bright you hardly stand to look at. And now take your worst day and allow God to enter your life and guide you through it, and his grace will sustain you. I am so glad that God is in my life, I want to see his handy work in my like even in the bad times, and not just in the good times.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Well as you can see, we have a little snow and ice.
The kids are enjoying it and love going out in it.
I get the fun of drying coats, gloves and hats in
between. I hope like the pictures, and for the
my Southern friends, don't you wish you were

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We are getting our big snow. The one all you have wished for(don't include me). The kids have been out to play a couple times, they came back in snow covered, and wanting hot chocolate. I was able to run to the store and get some since its right down the road. They were very happy, I didn't get those cookies made but we make something even better. Scotcheroos. I am telling you what, these are the ultimate rice crispy treats. And they have no wheat. The recipe is as follows.

1cup sugar
1cup light corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups rice crispies
12 oz bag of chocolate chips

Put sugar and corn syrup in sauce pan and bring to a boil on medium heat. Remove from heat and add peanut butter, mix thouroughly. Add this mixture to the rice crispies and mix together. Spread into buttered 9x13 pan. Melt chocolate chips either in double boiler, or in microwave and then spread onto rice crispies. Put in fridge until set and then enjoy.

When I eat these all the wonderful memories of childhood rush back. Now I can't garantee that will happen for you, I grew up eating these. The first time I had plain rice crispy treats I was sorely disappointed. I hope you try them and enjoy, because i'm not sharing.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Well folks, I am battening down the hatches. I bought a gallon of milk and some oatmeal. I am about a ready as I will ever be. Snow and ice come what may, you can't get me down. I will go to my happy place and dream about white sand beaches, warm tropical waters. The sound of laughing children. Yeah, right. My day will consist of putting on snow clothes. Buttoning coats, covering head, and oh so much more. Wet carpet from the snow, cold breezes blowing when they open the door oh, so many times. The thing that will be the same is the laughing children. They will have so much and ask me to come and watch them as they fly "dangerously" down the little hill. They will come in with rosy cheeck and ask for hot chocolate, which I forgot to add to my list of snow emergency items. I hope it doesn't permantly hurt their fragile emotions. I will just bake some yummy, and I do mean yummy, gluten free chocolate chip cookies. So that Megan can eat as many as she wants without any problems. That is a story for another time. Well, the night is no longer young, and I am very tired. So I must prepare for bed. The children are "medicated" and will fall too sleep soon( I hope), and I will probably dream the night away. If you think that is restful think again. Even with all this I am at peace with my life, I look forward to the blessings in store, and I know that my Saviour will lead me through the day.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I promised pictures so here they are. The kids enjoying various times of Christmas.

I am sorry you are still looking at Christmas trees but the place I get my backgrounds is down, hopefully next week I will change it. also I know I said I would post pictures but my computer keeps acting up and I can't download right now. Some updates on our life. Getting back into our school shedule has been rough, the kids had so much fun during Christmas that they are having trouble leaving it all behind. I am hoping and praying that this coming week goes much better. Last night we took the kids ice skating, it was so much fun, they all are progressing in their skill, Alex told me his legs are sore today from doing the splits, and his bottom is sore too. There were times when he was down more than he was up, but when he was up his body could harldy keep up with his feet. Megan told him he needed to stop trying to run. Emily surprisingly did very well, she is not the most coordinated child but she held her own pretty well. Megan on the other hand is getting around nicely. On the way home we stopped at McDonalds and had a treat, of the course the kids did not complain about that.

Well, I better sign off for now. My house is needing a little attention and there is a mound of dirty laundry calling my name. I must turn into whirlwind mode to get it all done so I can have a clean house for sunday. Enjoy your day, and remember keep the Lord first in your life and you will feel the Peace of God so completely.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Well, we have begun a new year. I hope everyone had a happy new year. Me and the kids celebrated, since my husband had to work. They stayed up til midnight and then we all went to bed. I know nothing to exciting. Poor little alex fell asleep as soon as we said happy new year.
Well, I have been super busy lately and I am trying to recover my house from the the holidays. So I will eventually get pictures posted. Goodbye for now.