Thursday, October 27, 2011


I had to wait MANY years (as in 16, 17, & 21 yrs.) for my was completely worth the wait!  I got 3 of the best!!

And NOW I'm blessed with another bit of sweetness...
Miss Karmyn Ann...
Yes, I know, all my sisters are blondes and I'm the odd ball!  So happy for a little dark headed sweetie (after me of course)!  I would love to claim that this trait came from me but...her daddy has dark hair!  Oh well, I think I'll claim it anyway!!

I'm SO glad I made the 4 1/2 hr. trip to meet her in person!  Pictures on the computer just weren't cutting it for me!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

~*~Karmyn Ann~*~

Introducing my new niece!
~*~Karmyn Ann~*~
7 lbs. 5 oz.~ 19 1/2 in.
October 26, 2011
Welcome to the world sweet little one!
Congratulations Joe & Kayda!  She is PRECIOUS!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

~Caring vs. People Pleaser~

My friend posted something on Facebook that got me thinking. Here is what she said: ”One of the greatest emotional freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks of you.”
That can be a VERY conflicting statement! After reading in Galatians today…I believe that statement needs to be re-worded to say “One of the greatest emotional freedoms is truly not being a people pleaser.”
Galatians 1:10 (NLT) says “Obviously I’m not trying to be a people pleaser!  No, I am trying to please God.  If I were still trying to please people, I would not be Christ’s servant.”
One of the comments made back to her post was, “the only way to truly not care what someone thinks is to not care about them....or am I wrong????”
Being a “people pleaser” and “caring what anyone else thinks” of us are two totally different issues. I think we get the two mixed up sometimes. I feel we should take into consideration other people’s feelings, we should care!
Are we in line with what God want's us to be doing?  Are we pleasing Him or the people around us? Remember, we may be the ONLY “bible” some people ever read, so we need to be careful! If we’re reading God’s word and walking the walk then others will know and say, I want what she has! But if we’re living in sin,  and it’s obvious to our friends and peers, then maybe we need a reality check so we can change it! Do you want to be a stumbling block for someone else? I know I've not always made the right choices and if I've ever been that stumbling block for you...please forgive me.
I DO care what others think about me and I need to be careful of the choices I make which may impact their life in a negative way. I also struggle with being a people pleaser but I’ve been working VERY hard on pleasing Christ first! As long as we’re pleasing Him and in line with His will the rest will work itself out.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

~Pink Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies!

I’m getting so excited to meet my new little niece! She’ll be here any day!  So in honor of her today…I made some Pink Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies!  I found the original recipe on Pinterest. I had to tweak it because I didn’t have all the ingredients (sugar cookie mix)!  So I took 3 of my own recipes and combined them to come up with my own.  They are wonderful and Oh So Pretty!!  I’ll post my recipe soon...I just wanted to share the beauty of them!

Hurry and have that sweetie Kayda...I can't keep honoring her by making pink food and eating it!  You know how I love pink!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Oh what a beautiful thing...RAIN!!!

We haven't seen this for a long long long time!
Time to go outside and do a happy rain dance!!!
Thank you Lord for sending it our way!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pink Lemonade Pie

Oh how I wish I could take full credit for this was amazing!!  Thanks to Pinterest I now have tons of new recipes to try!

My picture isn't the best because we were ready to eat it and it wasn't quite set up. You can find a better picture here!
Molli (my daughter in law) mentioned tonight something about this pie but she called it a Cherry Limeade Pie.  This got me thinking...change the pink lemonade to limeade and tint the coconut green and add a cherry or two on top! OR OR (better idea) even mix in some cherry maraschino juice into the filling!  Oh...I can't wait to try this one!!  Well, after typing all the hype about the Limeade Pie I rolled over to the blog that had the recipe so I could link to it and as I scrolled down to the original recipe she already had "the cousin" of the Pink Lemonade Pie listed!!  The only thing I have on her is the Cherry Juice!
 Oh...the magic of homemade whipped cream on top!  I can never get enough!  This was a super fun pie to make!  And would be fun to take to a church dinner!  Go make yourself one!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

*Beef & Noodles*

Well, I promised my Daughter I would do a blog post after I made this and tried it and tonight was the night!  It was DELICIOUS McKenz!  And VERY VERY easy to make!  I'm sure some of you have a Beef & Noodle recipe but I totally made this one up!  Mike remembered his Mom making it when he was little but he had NO idea how she made it.  That's all he had to say...I LOVE a challenge!  I just based my thinking off of my Chicken and Noodle recipe and made the adjustments for beef!

Beef & Noodles
1 Roast (seasoned to taste and cooked like you like it)

In 3 T. butter saute 2 celery sticks & ½ yellow onion (diced) until crisp tender.
(32 oz.) box beef broth
2 c. water (more if needed)
salt & pepper
Bring to a boil then add in noodles (Kluski type)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
roast (cut into bite size pieces)

Boil until noodles are done!  Can be served over mashed potatoes just like you would chicken & noodles.  But is awesome all by itself!!
I will DEFINITELY be making this one again!  It was a hit!

Bado Bean!

Not sure why he's acquired the name Bado Bean but it just seems to fit!  I've always heard that Basset Hounds were a dog with a HUGE personality!  There isn't a day that goes by that we don't laugh at something he does!  One of us will look out the back door and holler "come here, you have to see what he's doing now!"  You never know what position he'll be laying in or hanging off the back step from!  I've completely given up on the idea of having clean windows on my back door!  I think he's obsessed with Windex because every time I clean the door...he's licking off where I've just sprayed and wiped!  I give up!  He's brought lots of laughter into our life!!  I think he's a keeper!!!

Yes, he's asleep!!