Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Amy ~ Fiesta Bike Parade

Amy had her Fiesta Bike Parade at school last week. She had so much fun!

Emily ~ Book Mark Contest

Emily entered her schools Book Fair Book Mark contest. The theme was "lights, camera, action."
She won first place and received $20 gift certificate to use toward her book fair purchases.

Emily ~ Jail House Rock Musical

Emily was in a musical last week called "Jail House Rock." She had a line and sang her little heart out. I am so proud of her and I think she has found a new passion.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter ~ by Kristen at We Are THAT Family


A virgin.

A baby.


A boy.

A temple.



A donkey.

A crowd. Waving Palm Branches.

A Triumphal Entry.


The Last Supper. A Cup.

A Garden. A Prayer.

A kiss. A Betrayal.

An Arrest.

Scourged. Beaten. Whipped.

A Cross.

A Hill. A Crowd. A Crown. Thorns. Nails. Hands. Feet.

A Spear.

A Cry.

A Die Cast.


An Ending.


Sorrow. Weeping.


A Rumble.

An Angel.

A Stone. Rolling. A Witness.

A Miracle.






For Me: A Hope.

For You: A Future.

For Us: A Beginning.

We will see Him again.

I believe that says it all!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Puppy Love...

Well, they are here!
Last night a little after 11 pm Popcorn delivered the first of seven puppy's!

This is Emily and Amy waiting with Popcorn for the big moment.

We have 3 boys and 4 girls.
One red and white boy and
two red and white girls
and the others are black and white.

Popcorn is a wonderful MOM and the girls can't get enough of the puppy's.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hashbrown Casserole


*This is great for breakfast or also makes a wonderful side dish for any meal. I like to serve it at Thanksgiving with ham. This is a great potluck dish.

1 (30-32 oz pkg) frozen potato hash browns, THAWED

½ cup melted butter

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 ½ to 2 cups grated mild cheddar cheese

1 - 8oz carton sour cream

¼ cup onion, chopped (or ½ tsp onion powder)

1 tsp salt

2 to 3 cups cornflakes

½ cup melted butter for cornflakes (optional)

Mix together ½ cup melted butter, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, onions or onion powder and salt. Add cheese and fold in thawed potatoes. Pour into a 9 x 13 baking dish.

Top with cornflakes and drizzle ½ cup melted butter over cornflakes (butter on cornflakes step is optional – taste great either way with or without the extra butter).

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

*Cooks Notes: The night before I make this dish, I take the frozen package of hashbrowns from freezer and transfer to refrigerator to thaw overnight.

*Another version: Can delete cornflakes step and split cheese in half and mix half of cheese in potato mixture and top casserole with other half of cheese. Great either way!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Red Envelope Project - UPDATE

Final "Sent" Estimate:

1,688,081 Envelopes!

What Else Can I Do?
STOP Right now - and spend a few minutes in silent prayer...
Every day - and spend a few minutes in silent prayer...

Thursday, April 2, 2009

It has been a while...

Since I have posted about the girls and this is because my drive was full of pictures and I had to make room to download the latest ones.
So now my littlest princess is no longer 4.

She enjoyed her small gathering with us for now and she will have a princess party in a few weeks when her cousins come in town. She can't wait to have her real party.

She loved all her gifts!

Bye-Bye 4 and Hello 5!!!!!

Amy had her spring choir performance last week and she had so much fun. I can't believe that the year is coming to an end and that summer is around the corner.

The other day at school Amy made this clown and then Sister Catherine asked them to tell her what the clown had to say:

Emily had her bike rodeo yesterday. She didn't place but she did enjoy it.

Tonight was Fine Arts night at school and the theme was Animal songs. Emily was a joy to listen to and look at.

Well, the next few weeks until school is out will be busy. The girls will get their Choir and Awana awards in 3 weeks, they joined the swim team and practice starts in May every day after school and then competition. We are busy, busy, busy but having so much fun!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Siesta Scripture Memory Team #7

Ok Siesta's here is my 7th Scripture. If you are interested in joining it is never to late, you can click on the LMP Blog

Daniel 4:2 (NIV)

It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me.

Carmel Pecan Dream Bars

This is a recipe that I got from my friend Jill at Jumpin' In. It has turned into one of our family favorites! Thanks for sharing this recipe Jill.


*Oh my, what a wonderful dessert to take to a gathering as no one will be disappointed! This has a carmel flavor with just a touch of chocolate, sweet and delicious!

1 yellow cake mix

1 egg

1 stick of butter, softened at room temperature or melted over low heat

Mix above with a hand mixer until crumbly and dough like and ingredients are well incorporated. Press into a jelly roll/bar pan (15 x 9 x 1).

1 (14 oz) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup pecan pieces (tiny pieces)

1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips

8 oz pkg Heath Bits 'O Brickle Toffee Bits

In a bowl mix first 3 ingredients well, add chocolate chips, toffee bits, pecans and stir. Pour on top of cake mix base.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 to 35 minutes. The crust will rise and slightly brown. Cool completely and slice into squares when cooled.

*Cooks Notes: Depending on your liking of chocolate and or toffee you can adjust those measurements for either or both in this recipe. Can also delete chocolate chips and only make with toffee.

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