Friday, September 25, 2009

What Matters Most

These autumn days are so wonderful.....sunshine with crisp air, change of colors, cooler nights, family times, apple and pumpkin spice scents waffing through the air. I really love this season.

What Matters must watch this little video clip. And let it make a difference in your life.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chocolate Oreo Cake

I Have Amazed Myself......I tried this Chocolate Oreo Cake recipe --- turned out wonderful. Be sure to vi st "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" to see this gotta give it a try. So for supper tonight we will be having Salsa Chicken with Linguine -- a veggie (gotta decide) and this AWESOME cake. The cream filling...oh la la -- you know when you are the cook you gotta taste test so that's what I did. Now, for those of you who like real quick recipes this one isn't real quick, however, it doesn't take as long as it looks! Enjoy!

Family Update

I've been behind on posting so here is a family update:

Steve went for his CAT scan yesterday so we will see what is happening soon. He did go to the doctor last Thursday. It appears that both of his eyes are having problems. Pray that they will find what is causing all of this and things will be taken care of.

Shalene & Clayton have had colds...poor Shalene, her nose was so red on Sunday. But they seem to be getting better. Alyssa hasn't been sleeping well and seems to be tierd a lot...she has allergies so tis the season for her. Lyssa will soon be taking her drivers test...I'm looking forward to her driving and saving me time but I also dread the thought of not knowing!!!

I haven't been sleeping well as of late....not sure why because when I finally get to go to bed I fall asleep before my head hits the pillow. Think maybe I'm trying to do too much. I will soon have my canning finished. Want to can some apple bread yet, lemon curd and will be getting two boxes of grapes soon. I still have that pumpkin waiting and maybe some apples....did I say I'd be done soon? HUMMMMMMMM, maybe not.

The store ( has been picking up - I thank the Lord for that!
Oh, and we now have two "apricot" (color) toy poodles. Both of the girls purchased these and plan to raise puppies as they get a bit older. Shalene named hers Chloe and Alyssa named hers Diynki(Dinkey) We will post pictures later.
Alyssa and Shalene have been asked to play in the instrumental ensemble at Penn View - this is the school where they use to attend and I the girls have joined this, playing the violin. They have practice Monday (7:45pm) and Wed/Frid @ 2:10 -- so this adds to our running and confussion for the week. (this is one of the main reasons I'm looking forward to Lyssa driving!!!) The music seems hard for them but they seem to be enjoying it. They will travel with the college choir so this should be fun for them.

Below are some pictures that my mom sent me of our troops.......This makes me appreciate all that I have.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Must Visit Blog

If you haven't visited The Pioneer Woman than I'm suggesting that you go ASAP!! It has something for all of, homeschool and husband loved looking at the pictures of the dog and all of the scenery I think he may have been hinting a bit with some of the food items that were on that site. Check it Out!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


" A Raisin is A Worried Looking Grape"

Our Labor Day

We had a great day with family and friends!!!
Stephanie came over Sunday evening and spent the night with Shalene. Alyssa took off on Monday and visited with friends. But before she left she had made peanutbutter pie (you can see the pic!! YUM) We went minature golfing and had a bonfire - pizza mountain pies and grilled hotdogs with lots of other picnic goodies. As you can see by the photos we enjoyed out day together.!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day

Wishing you a great Labor day -- Spending time with my family and since we are going to be near Target I will be a bit frugal as well - cashing in on dog food!!
Enjoy the day.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Steve went to the doctor again today -- he had a steroid injection in his hopes that it will take the internal swelling down.

He will go back in 2 weeks for more testing...they think that this is steming from his lungs...I guess this eye problem can be caused by many different things and from all of the tests the doctors feel it is steming from his lungs. Therefore, he will probably have a cat scan of his lungs next appt. since the x-ray didn't show anything

Keep praying.