Sunday, July 12, 2009

For the Love of reading...

Brylee visited my Mom's classroom and was read to by her Nana! Sweet memories being made!

It is really a shame that she's so darn shy! ;)

To catch up - or start anew?

The thought of having to catch up my blog to this point seems overwhelming. I have decided to free myself from that pressure and start anew - and fill in the blanks as I please...

So much for everything being in order - but that wouldn't give you a clear picture of my life anyway. Order? What's that???

I'll be back - stay tuned!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Recipe #2

You can never be reminded enough of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection.

Empty tomb rolls

1 can crescent rolls
half a stick of melted butter
cinnamon and sugar mixed to your liking
a bag of large marshmallows

This one is easy enough to let the kids help!

Preheat oven to temp on the crescent roll can. Dip one marshmallow in the butter and then into the sugar cinnamon mixture. Then take a triangle of the crescent roll dough and roll up the marshmallow inside. Be sure to seal all the edges really well or your cookie sheet could get very messy. Place on cookie sheet and continue until all the crescent rolls are gone. Be sure to check them one more time before baking to make sure all the edges are sealed well. Bake like the directions say to on the crescent roll can.

When you bite into the is empty. The marshmallow has melted and left a sweet yumminess all around the inside edges of the roll.

An Easter Lesson

An Easter Lesson in Cookies

A friend of mine posted this on her blog...and it was too good not to share. I loved the lesson and thought you might too. What a great lesson to teach year round...Jesus suffered and died for our sins and on the 3rd day - He rose!


1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1 cup sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon

Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important, don't wait till you're half done with the recipe!)

Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was Beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3.

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1tsp vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30.

Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.

So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup sugar.Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16.

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Read Matthew 27:57-60

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 27:65-66.

GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.

On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I gave my cat a complex!

My cat of 16 years, Dusty, won't be the same for quite some time. He developed a lot of mattes in his long fur that couldn't be cut with scissors. He has quite the evil personality when it comes time to being brushed or cut, so we took him to the vet to be sedated, and then they could properly groom him. He has been known for his long, furry, fat self! This is what he looked like before that trip yesterday:

And...this is Dusty with his new do...

He was given LOTS of treats yesterday and all mirrors have been hidden from him! At least I won't have fur balls all over my tile floors for a few months! Sorry, Dusters!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Brylee - 3 months old

Yes, I am a bit behind in my postings. Brylee is now 5 months old - but for the sake of chronological scrapbooking, I will post this before the other two updates.

Happy 3 months sweet girl! You surprised us this month with the arrival of your first TWO teeth!!! I am so sorry I didn't recognize that you were teething. I didn't help ease any of your discomfort...ouch!

You continue to flash smiles our way anytime we smile at you! Ty seems to get the biggest smiles from you...and rightfully so. He is always entertaining you!

You weigh 10 lbs 9 oz...and are 24 inches long. Long & lean! People are shocked by your teeth and long hair! We love you baby girl!

Rest in Peace, Bailey Girl

On Christmas morning, we had to put our beloved pet (our first child) to sleep. Here are Brock & Ty saying their final goodbyes to her.

Here is her brother, Bently, and cousin, Cali, saying their goodbyes.

We buried her in Boerne on my brother's property under 3 beautiful mesquite trees. Grandpa B built a box for her peaceful body to rest in.

And Brock carved her name into our cedar cross...that marks her burial spot. You gave us 11 good years! We miss you, girl!