Sunday, October 31, 2010

Reformation day

Looking up facts, speeches, and pictures of the early reformation

Our costumes

The platform before.....

The platform after

Getting ready

The Edmondson family's coat of arms

We invited the Willis family to join us in our celebration of what the Reformation did for us

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Motherly Hen :)

I found this great picture yesterday... a hen sitting on a golden retriever pup :D
The motherly instinct that God put into the hen is just amazing!!!!!

(Picture from google)

Friday, October 22, 2010

A light that does not flicker!

Yesterday morning, I was watching one of my candles, (I LOVE candles! :D) and It reminded me of my life. When you light a candle, it tends to go on steady for a while, but when you turn the fan on, the wind makes that steady flame flicker, spurt and sputter. When you put your hand up to block the wind, the flickering stops, and you can smell the sweet aroma of the candle!
I was thinking of how this reflects us; We can either put off a good and sweet aroma and not waver in our flames for Christ, or we can let anger, pride, selfishness..etc.. take control over our lives and make us flicker and sputter. Then there is the stinging smell of smoke in the air. We are tempted to give in to our flesh, when in our hearts and consciences, we know exactly which of the two that we should chose. Through staying in prayer and in God's holy word will we ever be able to keep a good aroma.

Which one will you be?

(pictures from google)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Chicken *LOVE! (And stitches)

Just hanging out with the silkies today....

Ben's silkie-Yetty-He carries that chicken around everywhere, and Yetty follows him like a little dog! It is soooo sweet!

Little Loo and me

Little Loo and Yetty trying to keep their balance on the hammock

King-Egg (It turns out his majesty is a she) Falling asleep within seconds

Last night, Ben came into the house with a gash in his cheek (He had fallen on sharp tree stump). Daddy took him to the ER to get stitches. He was wonderful...Ben is naturally tough, but we were all very proud of him for staying calm through the whole thing.
I would be grateful if you added him to your prayer lists for a quick recovery though :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Frappuccino's and creativity

My homemade wall paintings

Lately, I've enjoyed making frappuccino's for us kids

I got the following recipe from the Starbuck's version of the 'frapp'

  • 3/4 cup double-strength coffee, cold
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups ice
  • For a caramel topping, 3 Tbs
  • Whipped toppingshopping list
  • Chocolate syrup 3 tbs
    • Make double-strength coffee by brewing with twice the coffee required by your coffee maker: That should be 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per each cup of coffee. Chill before using.
    • To make drink, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until ice is crushed and drink is smooth. Pour into two 16-ounce glasses, and serve with a straw.
    • CARAMEL Version:
    • For this version, add 3 tablespoons of caramel topping to the original recipe and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream and drizzle additional caramel over the whipped cream.
    • MOCHA Version:
    • For this version, add 3 tablespoons Hershey's chocolate syrup to the original recipe and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream, if desired
    • *If you want the link to the website I got this from.... Starbucks

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Skunk trouble

Though they may seem cute, skunks sure do cause a bunch of trouble!

Last night, we had a little black and white visitor....

Tyner decided that he would protect the family from little furry nuisances.....

So, after getting sprayed in the mouth, he killed the skunk....

Poor buddy!!!! He feels awful!!! (Not to mention he smells terrible!)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I have created a new blog!!!!!!!

For four years now, I have been working on a story about chipmunks and other creatures in a happy land called Radiend. If you want to read the book as I write it, (chapter for chapter) than visit: :)

Sorry folks!!!  This blog has been deleted :(