Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I know I've been rather scarce on here lately.  We manage to keep busy!  Some of what the last few weeks have included (besides the usual school, work, church, tot-tending and homemaking) are going apple-picking as a family on my birthday and, later in the day, having friends over, entering baked goods and sewing items in the county fair, taking the boys there with our church's home-school group for on one of the free school-group days, helping pass out gospel tracts and talk to people in our church booth at the fair, enjoying a date night at the Olive Garden in celebration of our wedding anniversary, having our youngest turn 10 months, seeing God work amazingly in our church (answering prayer with a number of people visiting, several souls saved, then several who followed in believer's baptism and also answering prayer by providing for a huge need in our church!), getting to see lots of small airplanes at the little Shelby airport for their open house, potty-training our 2 year-old, getting our 10 month-old accustomed to sleeping in a crib in a new room, and enjoying many beautiful fall days!  Josh is on fall break from school now, and we are excited for our adventure we have planned for the rest of this week.  Details later!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Autumn Recipe

These are DELICIOUS with a glass of apple cider!  Atleast we think so. :)
Soft Spice Bars

3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cloves or allspice
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix.  Bake in greased 15x10 pan at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Do not over bake!! 
(Could also bake in greased 9x13 pan at 350 for 20 minutes.)

-adapted from this Taste of Home recipe

Friday, October 7, 2011

Jadeite 'Candy'

I really like green jadeite dishes!  Aren't they pretty?!  They have such a vintage chic/retro charm to them!  My small collection is growing slowly as I prefer them to be a good deal when I purchase them, and those can be few and far between.  However, for my birthday I treated myself to a couple additions purchased off ebay.  Mmmmm!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Four Years!

At last!!  10-6-07
Tomorrow marks the fourth anniversary of our marriage!  I'm so thankful for my man and am so grateful God brought us together.  He knew just who I needed!   

Thought Provoking

This is an interesting and, for me, convicting thought from my friend and neighbor Sandra at Simply Keeping the Home

"What if all you had today were the things you thanked God for yesterday?"

A Favorite

Out in the Fields With God

The little cares that fretted me,
I lost them yesterday
Among the fields, above the sea,
Among the winds that play;
Among the lowing of the herds, 
The rustling of the trees,
Among the singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees.

The foolish fears of what may happen,
I cast them all away
Among the clover-scented grass,
Among the new-mown hay;
Among the husking of the corn
Where drowsy poppies nod,
Where ill thoughts die and good are born
Out in the fields with God.

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning