Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This one he does this cool flippy thing that I've only seen bunnies do! lol
This one has a cute little mourning dove pecking in what used to be a sandbox.
The birds are just singing away out there (as can be heard in the videos)! Some are chasing eachother, yep it's spring! LOL
The grass was freshly mown and all the little birdies came out to nibble, and gather goodies for nest making, they were so cute! I saw a few cardinals, robins, blue jays, sparrows, & mourning doves. Oh and a cat must have been looking for lunch because he jumped the fence and prowled around for a bit before he decided to jump back out & look elsewhere!
Just thought I'd share a little North Carolina Spring with you!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Anybody can join in!!! :)
I had to copy & paste from my WordPress Blog since the posts were there & it won't transfer here. So the comments are not attached.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
We (dhJerry & I) were glad to see his sisters & Aunt Cheryl & Cousin Josh too. Hope to see more of you guys when we are up in MI this summer!!
We were entertained by Tammy's sons doing headstands at Applebees! he he
Thank you everyone that has been praying! And if you feel lead: Please continue to pray for a complete recovery.
We took a couple Pictures:
Left to Right: Tricia, Jerry, Jerry, Tammy
Friday, March 20, 2009
Today is my Birthday!
I took a picture of the yummy candles & chocolate my daughter Cathy & her family got me!!! Nice cake and a card too! Thank you Cat!!
We went to Outback Steakhouse (guess I am not a vegetarian anymore lol) to eat dinner. Then we came back & hung out for a bit. Haylea & Sarah's other Grandma (David's Mom) got them a fun tent to play in and here they are with Oompah:
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Originally found on this blog: Passionate Homemaking
Here is the EASY and FAST and GUILT FREE recipe from the Nourishing Gourmet:
The Easiest, Healthiest, Most Scrumptious Fudge Ever
By the way, you can easily substitute with this recipe. Coconut oil works very well, but those less inclined to this oil could also use butter for a more traditional taste. Raw honey works very well ( though I find it almost a bit too sweet, so you may want to reduce the amount a little), and I bet you could use other forms of palm/coconut sugar (like the granulated form). I use a food processor, but I am sure that you could also use a stand or hand mixer. You can also easily double this recipe.
- 1/2 cup of virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
1/2 cup of coconut/palm sugar (the paste like kind)
dash of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-In a heat resistant, glass measuring cup (pyrex), place the coconut oil. Fill a small saucepan with a few inches of water, and place the glass measuring cup in it. Heat on the stove top until the coconut oil is mostly melted (the coconut oil should be room temperature, not hot. This will protect it’s raw benefits).
2-In a food processor using the regular blade, add the melted coconut oil and the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined.
3-Place enough plastic wrap or parchment paper in a loaf pan to cover the bottom and sides of the pan. Scrape your fudge “dough” into the loaf pan, and fold the plastic wrap or parchment paper over the top of the fudge. Gently press down, to even out the thickness of the fudge (you want it to be about 1/2 inch thick, it will cover probably about 1/2 of the bottom of your loaf pan). Take out the fudge, carefully wrapped up, and place in the freezer or refrigerator until it has set up. In the freezer it only takes about 20- to 30 minutes.
4-Cut into small squares, and enjoy!---------------
I used Raw Honey and it came out fine.
Enjoy your guiltless fudge!!
Monday, March 16, 2009
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Sunday, March 15, 2009
Has anyone ever had Blender Pancakes?? No, you don't COOK them in the blender! LOL You use the blender to make the batter. I had a recipe for a couple years & never tried it because I thought it would be lumpy, since it used whole wheat berries. Then I saw this video & how smooth the batter is:
I used the recipe I have because it is healthier :) But you can use hers. :)
My recipe made with my Vita-Mix Blender:
Combine in Blender:
2 Cups Whole Wheat Berries
2 & 1/4 Cups milk
(I used powdered milk)
Blend for about 1 minute on Variable Speed #10
Then Add 1 Cup more milk
Blend another 45 seconds on Variable Speed #10
2 TBS Fresh Ground Flax Seed (ground in coffee grinder very fine)
mixed with 4 TBS Water
2 Tsp Himalayan Crystal salt (or sea salt)
2/3 Cup Olive Oil
2 TBS Raw Honey
Mix till all blended
Add 2 TBS Baking Powder
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Mix a few seconds till incorporated.
Pour batter from the blender onto a heated griddle to make your pancakes!!
*** If you don't have a Vita-Mix blender you can still use this recipe!! Cut it in half, but you will need to double the blending time and blend on HIGH.
I always like to make more than I know will be eaten, then freeze them. Then next time I want a quick pancake snack or meal, just pop a few into the toaster oven. :)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Think I'll grab a book & go soak my feet now.
Monday, March 9, 2009
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Friday, March 6, 2009
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Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
We had a GREAT weekend in Florida! 3 Gospel shows for the weekend. 1 in Tarboro, NC and 2 in Florida (Callahan and Lakeland). Many children and adults came forward to receive Jesus!! Woo Hoo!!!!!! It's worth all the driving for that!
My newly found part of the show is the sound lady! he he I have all the music and sound effects for our shows and I hook up my laptop to the Church system and run the sounds for our shows. It is working out GREAT!! Now I'm on a mission to find some more fun sounds to go with different parts of the shows and any jokes, etc. FUN FUN FUN!!! This takes a load off the fellas' minds because they don't have to worry about it, I have it covered!
We had snow in Raleigh while we were in Florida! There's a little bit on the ground still. Mostly patches where the sun doesn't hit.
While we were driving to our last event on Monday, we stopped off in Daytona Beach for lunch and to stretch out a bit. Well, it happens to be Bike Week there! TONS AND TONS of bikers EVERYWHERE!!! It was neat to see "Christian Bikers" They had jackets with Christian Emblems on them. "Riding for the Son" "Christian Motorcycle something", I forget, but it was neat to them see among such scarey characters! LOL
We went into a couple stores looking for some Florida Tee Shirts (since my dhJerry has this obsession with matching! LOL), and it was icky!! One store said "Christian gift and tee-shirts" so we walk in, we are greeted by a shirt that says something about a a**hole, I ask Jerry "What does THAT have to do with Christianity (pointing to offending shirt)??" Did we get a clue and walk away? No, it was a "Christian gift and tee-shirts" store, so we went in. Looking around, it was all obscene language and graphic images! A GIANT towel hanging down with a naked woman on it, I mean total boobage and all, YUCK! so we walk out & Jerry & I turn around to look at the sign again to see WHAT ON EARTH KIND OF CHRISTIAN STORE IS THAT!!!??? Well the sign said "Christiana's gift and tee-shirts" !! Oh my goodness!! LOL I think we were both jet-lagged! LOL
We did have fun riding the ski-lift over the pier on the ocean. None of the pictures of Jerry & I came out very good, but I'll include 1 anyway! LOL & one of the water. Do I look TERRIFIED to you?? I WAS!!!! I don't like heights, I don't like dangling over the ocean with who knows what in there if that cable breaks!!
Notice, we are the ONLY ones on that ride! It was COLD and windy.
I missed a lot of beautiful scenery because I had my nose buried in my laptop on the road. I got behind on my Chronological Bible Reading and wanted to get caught up. I nearly did it!! Only 3 days + today & that's it! (I got REALLY behind, a day here and there & it added up!!) By tomorrow or Friday I will be caught up totally & will stay on track!!! WHEW!!!