Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Well, I found this cute little cabinet for $3 at Bargain town. I really liked the color, but it didn't go with the color scheme in the bathroom....so I painted it...and now I'm not sure I like it !!! I was thinking I would distress it. What do you think??? I need a little imput here. (also, the green color is a little darker then this picture portrays)


It isn't every day that you get to watch puppies come into the world. Sharon invited me to come over and see Bela give birth to 9 English Springer Spaniel puppies. You get more info about them at: http://www.erlenmeyerphotography.blogspot.com/
Birth is amazing...no matter what the species...and aren't they cute!

On the GO!

It is very hard to get a good picture of Jocelynne these days. Lately, her favorite thing to do is run. I caught her doing this little dance and then she was off again!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Youth Spring Retreat!

Our youth group has a spring retreat every year. It has been really fun to go and also learn from God's word along with the youth. This year we went to Camp Camerac, just outside of Leavenworth, WA. It was so beautiful! I haven't uploaded any pics from the trip yet, but follow this link and you will see one of the fun things we did. http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/orderpage.aspx?pi=0XPF00231A0009&po=9
I am the one in the navy adidas visor. If you skip to the next picture...you will see why I am bracing myself!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Fun for a $

Lately, I have been trying to find some fun, but inexpensive things for us to do together. Since she is getting older there is so much more that we can do! I was so excited to find this little package of beads for a dollar.
At first, she kept asking me if it was candy. :) I thought when we got home she would be disappointed that it wasn't. After I showed her what we were going to do, she was so excited.
"Look, mom! cute!" she says, as she holds out her wrist showing off her new bracelet. To me that was priceless.

Last Weekend...

Along with Mother's Day we also celebrated Jay and Scott's(Jay's brother) birthdays with the Bong family. They always have fun when they get together.
Jocelynne especially enjoys playing with "Uncle Cott" as she calls him.

He was scaring her and then they would both laugh hysterically. It was so fun to watch.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A few fun projects...

I saw this fun idea on http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2009/05/candy-cup-caps.html
So I decided to make some for the seniors at Senior Honor Night at our church. It was fun.
This is my first attempt at making a "hooter hider". Yes, thats what they are called, just a fancy name for a nursing cover up. :) I got the pattern from a friend and was suprised at how easy it was!

Jay's Birthday

Jay doesn't really like cake that much...so I thought I would do something different this year. Jocelynne and I made fudge brownies. (out of the box) As you can tell she loved helping out.
Then I made some homemade fudge sauce to top the ice cream and brownies...delicious!
Here is the recipe for the homemade fudge sauce:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubbed
1 cup baking cocoa
In a large saucepan, combine cream, sugar and butter. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil, without stirring. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 3 min. Cool for 3 min.
Place cocoa in a heat proof bowl. Whisk hot liquid into cocoa until smooth. WARNING: VERY RICH!

Friday, May 1, 2009

April showers bring May flowers...

I believe it was only a few days ago that I was complaining about the rainy, cloudy and cold weather we were having. Then yesterday it was so nice out! A dear friend stopped by with these beautiful, fragrant lilac blooms and a few other amazing flowers...like this vibrant tulip below. God does bring beauty from the rain.

Since it was so nice out, I decided to started the dreaded job of pulling weeds and getting the soil turned in my little garden. I am ashamed to say I have waited this long and the weeds are out of control now! I couldn't help but think of how long I wait to tend the "weeds" in the garden of my heart, before long they have deep roots and hard to get rid of. Father, please help me to "weed" those nasty thoughts, words and yes...complaining out my heart each day, so I can grow to be more like YOU!