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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Photo Card

Snowflake Dream Christmas
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Friday, August 19, 2011

My Sweet Cherry Pie....

Some foods just make you want to sing......... 


"She's my cherry pie
Cool drink of water, such a sweet surprise
Tastes so good, make a grown man cry
Sweet cherry pie, oh yeah

She's my cherry pie
Put a smile on your face ten miles wide
Looks so good, bring a tear to your eye
Sweet cherry pie"


I made some Mini-Cherry Pies from "WHAT YOU GIVE AWAY YOU KEEP."  Go to her link in order to get a full photo tutorial and the recipe. By the way... hers are way prettier than mine. I for some reason didn't think to make sure my top crust was well pinched together with the bottom one. 


So without further a due here are my yummy pies... 


Ok so I totally got bored of making the mini ones, so with the rest of the filling I made a big one too!


HAPPY BAKING!





Sunday, July 31, 2011

Galatians

I'm super excited because I have completed Galatians Chapter two. It's in the memory bank now and I get to move on to Chapter 3. Chapter 3 is the hump for me. Every time I have set out to memorize all of Galatians I get stuck on Chapter 3 and give up... but not this time! This time I will achieve my goal because I have accountability and a friend to do this memorization challenge with!!

The last paragraph of Chapter 2 is my favorite:
"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. The life I know live in the flesh I live through faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law then Christ died for no purpose."
Gal 2:20-21

If you have joined this challenge with me please let me know how you are doing!  :D

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Kid friendly link up....

So, life has been super busy lately. I haven't posted in a while because of it, but soon I will get something up here.

Anyway the reason for my internet silence is because we have had family over. My sister-in-law and her family came over and then we are keeping her middle son for a couple weeks. So I have been on kid-ventures trying to keep our nephew from boredom!

Anyone have suggestions on cheap or free things to do with him? I'm running out of ideas.

Link up with your kids crafts, games, of kid friendly activity.

Friday, July 15, 2011

I love my son!!!

I have no idea where he got the idea for these moves, but he made me laugh... I hope he makes you laugh too!!

Project 52: Glimpse Into Motherhood

Monday, July 11, 2011

some 30 for 30

So remembering to take a photo of your outfit everyday is pretty hard... more so it is hard to get a photo of your outfit before the baby destroys your clothes with spilt milk, food, boogers, drool, and the occasional pee. So because of that I only have 4 photos from the past I don't even know how many days. :P I'll have to go back and count it up later. Either way I hope you like some of them...


I really like this outfit... and that is my dog, Calvin

The top is an indian garment that you can wear 100 different ways. (shirts, skirts, and dresses)


I think I want to get some more silk scarfs... they are so fun!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Monday Memorization

Sorry this is coming up late. Yesterday was a busy day, but a great day!! I started off with the usual Monday chores which is mainly cleaning up after a weekend of not wanting to do anything. So half way through the day we I decided to check my email and a friend from Okinawa messaged me saying to call because they were heading our way!! They were driving from Michigan to Texas to pick up their stuff from a storage unit. The hubby and I were thrilled. So I made dinner for them. BBQ Chicken and Macaroni and cheese... homemade. It was so wonderful to see them and fellowship with them. The conversations we had were such a blessing! So anyway... I didn't get to it.


I now have Galatians chapter one down really well! I don't think that it will leave the memory. I also got Galatians 2:1-6 and then after that it was rocky. I could tell you what it was about, but not verse by verse. So by next Monday I will have at least up to verse 14 done.

Tips on memorizing:

   1. Write your verse or verses out on index cards. Place them where you will see them a lot, ie: Bathroom mirror.

   2. Set a time goal. If you are memorizing a whole chapter then break it down. Set weekly deadlines for yourself. If you are a busy person then do one verse a week.

   3. Get a partner. Memorization is much easier when you have someone to do it with. It is just like training for a race. If you wake up in the morning and it is raining outside the only thing that is going to get you to run that day is that your running partner is standing out there waiting for you.


So if you have taken the challenge what verse or verses have you chosen to memorize?