Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
I LOVE to bake once it's really cold outside!! I woke up this morning, and it was 55 degrees! We've been leaving our windows open, so I had to bundle up in long sleeves, sweat pants and even my house shoes when I got out of bed at 5:00!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
1 (10 ounce) package spinach, rinsed and chopped
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 onion, chopped
1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Place spinach in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer and cook until spinach is limp, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix flour, salt and baking powder. Stir in eggs, milk and butter. Mix in spinach, onion and mozzarella cheese.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before serving. Serves 24.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday night, we started with yummy bbq for dinner, followed by a rodeo and then a couple of great games of Jokers! If you know me at all, you know that my new favorite game/activity :) is JOKERS!
Saturday morning, we got the day started out right with yummy blueberry and banana nut muffins and lots of yummy, fresh fruits - blueberries, strawberries, bananas! YUM! YUM! The four of us could sit around their dining table during any meal and literally talk the day away, but Tara was quick to point out that Hurricane Ike was still on the move, bringing rain to our area, so if we were going to get outside to play, we'd better wrap up the table talk and take it outside! :) So, we did!
Chris & Tara are buying a new house, so they were sweet to power walk :) us to their new home, about a mile away, and we got the grand tour! We're excited with them as they look forward to closing on their new home in one month! Yay!!! "Guys, we love your new home, and we praise the Lord with you for His provision!! I was so thankful to get to hear all your plans!! Just think, you'll get to spend the holidays in your new home!! How fun! I can't wait to see your personal touches and decor!!" :)
Of course, we were ravenous after that power walk and tour of the new home! So, we went to Ta Molly's for a yummy Mexican lunch! We took our stuffed selves home, where the guys IMMEDIATELY got down to business! Chris & Russell built us our very own Joker board!!! It has a 3-man, 4-man and 6-man game on one board!
Looks beautiful! Side 1: 4-man & 6-man game!!
Tracing side 2, the triangular 3-man game!
Russell measures for exact dimensions!! This is all very precise, you see!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, and the beautiful, completed 3-man side!
Final step, "Sand the board!" (Sounds like the teacher from Karate Kid! Ha!!)
Well, after all of that excitement, we enjoyed an amazing dinner of grilled Jerk Chicken over freshly grilled pineapple, served with smashed potatoes and squash sautee. Man, I was stuffed yet again! It was only 8:30 on Saturday night, and I was pooped, so I was off to bed for the night, but I hear there were some good 3-man Joker games going on after my departure!! :) Bummer that I missed that fun!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Russell encouraged me to go, "Sure, you can handle it! It'll be good for you!" He assured me that he enjoys crawling at a slow pace, rather than racing up those jagged rocks, which was absolutely the truth! We had a great time...
So, yeah, I can see why Russell and all of his guy friends enjoy this hobby. They're really very cautious and safe in the off-roading aspect, and then the invitation to get "lost in the woods" truly is a "breath of fresh air" from living in the hectic speed of today's life.
"Thank you for a FUN off-roading experience, Hun! I'm proud of you for enjoying such an outdoorsy hobby, not to mention such a manly activity!" ;)
The rest of my Labor Day consisted of eating and sleeping...lunch at Jim 'N Nick's (Yummy Bar-B-Q! Buttered, mouth-watering cheese biscuits! Salty, greasy French fries! That's exactly what I was craving!) with my sweet husband, running a Jeep errand with him, then crashing for a TWO-hour nap, while Rhys decided to have a growth spurt!
I wasn't kidding! We're 20 weeks and growing! :) Half-way there!!
Friday, September 5, 2008
How fun is life in the Lord's will! I say this because I didn't have to follow God's leading six years ago, when HE opened the door for me to move in with Ashley and our third roommate, Karen, but I am thankful with all of my heart that I did! I still get to meet with Ashley each week, catching up on our lives, intentionally sharing prayer requests and praises and sharing in sweet seasons of life.
Two women have recently recommended the book Shepherding A Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp. Since Ashley's just had Nathan, and I'll be having Rhys pretty soon, I'm excited to go through this book as our next book/Bible study, as we continue to meet for our weekly accountability. Ashley and I met last Saturday and specifically prayed for clear direction on what the Lord would have us study next. What sweet affirmation and direction He has provided so quickly!
I'm sure I'll be sharing as I learn from this great resource! Russell plans to read along, as well. We know we have a lot to learn! :)