Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sausage Cheese Muffins
1lb bulk sage pork sausage
1 can (10 ¾ oz) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
½ cup milk
3 cups biscuit/baking mix
Cook sausage, drain. Combine all and add biscuit mix until moistened. Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full and bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
Makes 2 dozen muffins
Ham Cheddar Biscuits
2 ¼ cups biscuit/baking mix
¾ cup milk
¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup chopped fully cooked ham
Mix all together and drop by roundfulls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
Makes 20 biscuits.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Mom and Dad arrived Thursday night. Mom spent most of her weekend under 3 blankets and sleeping. That is so unusual for her so you know how sick she was. Since Dad was at the house I put him and Paul to work. They got all the items on my to do list done and I am so thankful for that. It was a huge blessing to me because it helps me get better organized and settled in at the house. Mike's antler fan was hung up in my bedroom and I love it! The pot rack was hung which allowed me to unpack all the pots. The magnetic knife block got put up and my good knives unpacked. I can't say it felt like Christmas because honestly it just didn't. But on a positive note, it was a great weekend of getting things accomplished.
We went to church Sunday morning and had a wonderful time. Mom was able to bless us with her piano playing which was a huge blessing to our normal piano player who was able to stay home and take care of her sick husband. After church we got something quick to eat and off to the airport we went to drop Mom and Dad off for their flight.
After that we went to Mandalay Bay to walk around. We took lots of pictures while we walked around. It was fun doing some window shopping.
The reason we went to Mandalay Bay is because Kathy and Paul bought me Lion King tickets for Christmas. They were excellent seats...front and center. The show was spectacular. Whoever thought up all those costumes is very creative. The performers were so talented. My favorite actor was the young Simba... that little boy was adorable but really everyone did a fabulous job! Now it is time to get myself organized to start a new year. I am striving to become more organized like Mike was. He had a special gift for organization. It came so naturally to him. I hope to one day achieve half of his organizational skills.
Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Thanks to Kathy for flying Mom and Dad out. Thanks to Dad and Paul for working so hard to get my to do list done! And thanks to Mom for playing the piano on Sunday on such short notice and especially since you weren't feeling well.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
This morning when I awakened and saw the sun above, I softly said "Good morning Lord. Bless everyone I love."
Right away I thought of you and said a loving prayer, that He would bless you specially and keep you free from care.
I thought of all the happiness a day could hold in store, I wished it all for you because no one deserves it more.
I felt so warm and good inside, my heart was all aglow,
I know God heard my prayer for you, He hears them all you know.
I thought of all the happiness that you have given me, I thanked my Lord for giving you to our family.
They say memories are golden, well maybe that is true,
I never wanted memories, I only wanted you.
A million times I'll need you; a million times I'll cry
If love could have saved you, you never would have died.
If I could have a lifetime wish, a dream that would come true,
I'd pray to God with all my heart, for yesterday and you.
...I'll be seeing you.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Today was a long day at work. Paul had to come over after work and fix a computer. After the computer got fixed we went out to eat at Kona Grill. It was delicious! On the way out of the plaza I noticed these candy cane decorations. I thought they really made everything look so bright and Christmasy.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!!
It is FREE and it only takes a few minutes of your time. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these?
Our soldiers over there need to know we are behind them. This is a wonderful way to say thank you. Please take the time to do this and to pass it on for others to do. We can never say thank you enough.
Thanks for taking the time to support our military!
Monday, December 13, 2010
These gifts from my coworker are called 12 work days before Christmas. So I got a gift on Thursday, Friday and today. Thanks Dee Ann for thinking of me and brightening my days!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Frozen Blueberry Muffins
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups frozen blueberries, unthawed
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Mix dry ingredients together in one bowl. Mix wet ingredients together in another bowl. Mix all together and pour into muffin tins. Sprinkle with topping and bake at 375 for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Makes 2 dozen
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
After my baking day yesterday I was concerned about today. See, my wonderful sister signed us up to bring refreshments to church today.
I had gotten three recipes from a Taste of Home magazine that my Mom had so I was ready with a plan.
I am so glad that everything turned out this morning. Thank you Lord for that little blessing!
I will post the recipes later this week so be on the lookout.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
By the way - we ended up buying cakes to take for dessert along with our cookies for the children.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
One of the ladies I work with decorated her office for each season of the year. This week she put her Christmas decorations and I thought I would share the cute decoration she hung on the door. I love the little red bird peeking out.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
In today’s text, note the command to not be led astray: “Be not deceived” – refrain from acting in a manner that reflects the opposite of what God commands – “evil communications corrupt good manners.” Detrimental friendships likely had developed in the church in Corinth. We must not deceive ourselves into thinking something good or beneficial can come from wicked relationships. God wants us to have good friends, and He has instructed us as to how those are to be established.
Truth is in the old maxim, “A man is know by the company he keeps.” The obvious exception was the Savior during the days of His flesh. Instead, His disciples were known by the company they kept with Him as they followed Him; they were known as “Jesus’ disciples.” Nevertheless, companions and friendships are important in our daily lives. Even our Lord chose twelve men to be His followers, providing Him with companionship and support, on occasion. He did not “go it alone.” We need friends, and when we stop and consider those with whom we associate, surely we can see the impact they have on our life. Their effect on us encompasses not just the assistance they may provide; in truth, our friends help to formulate our character and influence us in the various circumstances we face. Whether we will admit it or not, the type of people who surround us can have a tremendous impact on the kind of person we are.
Do you ever stop for a few moments each day to reflect on the day’s events and your subsequent responses to those events as they transpired? Who has the greatest impact on your thoughts and actions? Take care when it comes to the company you keep.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
To God be the glory, great things He has done;
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Please pray for a dear friend of mine whose son just got in a very serious car accident. I don't know many details right now but I will update as soon as I hear more.
Please pray that her son's life may be spared.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I have been able to spend some time alone with Rachel which has made it that much more special for me. She spent the night Friday night... so after a shower to get ready for bed we sat on the bed and she read to me.
It is amazing how much she has grown/changed since the last time I saw her. She does a great job reading. I am really proud of her and how well she does in school.Saturday morning Rachel and I made breakfast for Grandpa. Rachel read the recipe and did most of the measuring and stirring. The pancakes were delicious! This isn't the best quality picture but I still wanted to share it. When we were in the van Rachel put her hand on the window. The window had condensation on it so her palm print stayed on the window. When we drove by the light I saw it and I thought it was a great picture moment.
Let us take pleasure in the little things in life and remember what really matters - Family!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
I hope to get into a schedule were I am able to post more often on my blog but for now please be patient with me as I adjust to working, unpacking and helping to do the house work.
Have a blessed weekend!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Here are the questions she had for me to answer:
1. What is your favorite holiday and why? I would have to say it's Thanksgiving
2. Where did you go on your last vacation? On a cruise to Ensenada Mexico
3. What do you enjoy doing on your free time? making greeting cards
4. What is your favorite Bible verse? Philippians 4:8
5. Have you ever been to Las Vegas if so what did you think? I live in Vegas now...at first I would tell people I don't really like Vegas but I moved here because that is where my sister lives... but this morning at church I was convicted when the pastor's son gave a testimony of thanksgiving... he said he is thankful to live in Las Vegas because that is where God has put them... so now I realize that I need to be grateful for where God has placed me during this season in my life.
6. What is your favorite easiest recipe that people really enjoy when you make? that is a tough one... let me think... I would have to say Taco Salad
7. What do you like most of your occupation? well I start a job tomorrow so I will let you know what I like most after a week of work.
I'm tagging anyone interested in participating. If you don't blog but want to join in on this fun, just leave your answers in the comments section.
Here are the seven questions to answer:
1) What are you most thankful for?
2) What has God been teaching you these last few months/weeks/days?
3) What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
4) What is your favorite hymn?
5) What do you most appreciate about your parents?
6) If you had to share one piece of advice what would it be?
7) What is your favorite day of the week?
Hope some are able to join in and share!
Have a blessed week everyone!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Since I posted lots of pictures on Facebook I am going to try and link to all those pictures. (let me know if the links don't work)
Oct 19th - New Mexico
Quarter Horse Museum - Amarillo TX
Oct 20th - Painted Desert and Petrified Forest
Oct 21st - Grand Canyon
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Here is the recipe... I am not sure where Mom got the recipe but I wanted to blog about it so I can keep it handy.
Slow Cooker Pork
2 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp black pepper
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp paprika
Mix dry rub together and cover entire pork loin. Wrap in plastic and place in fridge for 2 hours.
2 cups apple juice
1 cup apple cider vinegar
Take pork out of fridge and place in slow cooker. Pour wet mixture over pork and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.
Serve with rice.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Our second day driving took us as far as Oklahoma City. This drive was around 7 hours and when we arrived we were all tired and hungry. We stayed at a Wyndham Garden Hotel and we were impressed. It had a beautiful atrium were we played one game of hand and foot before we decided to go to bed.
We ate lunch/dinner at Kona Ranch Restaurant which was right next to the hotel.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
On a serious note, I am so thankful to have such a wonderful family who is always willing to sacrifice for each other. I love how closely knit my family is. Thank you God for each one of them!
Tomorrow morning we start our cross country trip to move me to Las Vegas. Please pray for safety as we are on the road.