Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter pics..

Everyone except for my oldest, who had to go to work after the 8am service:


We had a wonderful and busy Easter Sunday...beginning with an 8am service, a 9am breakfast (Jesse and I were in charge of that...he flipped pancakes), a 10am service and then lunch at Jesse's sisters. We were featured on the news! A news team came to Easter Service and filmed part of it...continuing coverage about the tornado that hit our town April 9th. Pretty neat! Pictures to come...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ticker update...

My doctor is going with a July 6th due I updated my ticker to match:) My babies are always late, but I am praying for a little 4th of July Firecracker (would be a couple of days early). God is in control and knows best and I will not fret if I go a week or more overdue, as is normal...

What to do with baby during school time??

This is a great post that I received via email from the Homeschooler's is a wonderful reminder about what we are teaching our children..the lasting goal of Godly character:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Delicious comfort food...

Recently, we purchased 1/4 of a cow from our neighbor and had it made into various cuts including some dried beef. My hubby loves the stuff and introduced me to it creamed on toast when we first were married. It is expensive and we don't buy it too often. Now we have a few packages of it and we are enjoying it on sandwiches and is a yummy recipe for you to try:

2 TBS butter
2 TBS flour
2 cups warm milk
1 pkg of dried beef
pinch of pepper

In med saucepan (low heat), melt butter. Whisk in flour all at once. Whisk in milk a little at a time and increase heat. Cook until thickened and add beef and pepper. Serve warm over toast. So rich and comforting!!! (you may have to double or triple the batch depending on family size)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Our little town was hit by an F3 Tornado on Sat night and it caused unbelievable destruction. A large portion of the town was destroyed but no lives were lost. Our house was spared, except for some very minor damage. We were very blessed. It was a scary time as we all hunkered in the basement (minus Jesse, who was at work--he came home as soon as he could). The town has made amazing progress in the last few days with the cleanup effort. Many people lost their homes...they are saying over 100 and it will be a continued effort, but the amount of donations and volunteers coming in is incredible! It just takes 15 minutes to change things forever....

Monday, April 4, 2011

Birthday pix

Happy Double Digit Day...

Happy Birthday to my 5th child, Katie Grace. She hit double digits (10) on the 3rd!! We celebrated on Saturday with a party at her cousin's house (who happens to turn 9 on April 4th) and also celebrated on Sunday with pizza. Dad had to work that day so we met him at a pizza place after work. For gifts, she got a rock tumbler and a sock monkey. Katie is my nature girl who loves all things outside...trees, animals, dirt. She was the only one of my 8 children to arrive BEFORE her due date without being induced...2 days early, which was a shock!!