Wednesday, April 27, 2011

a List and a beautiful blog

If you get a chance, this blog is totally worth checking out. :)   It's written by Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts. That's all about that - it's beautiful, well-written, and brings one to the Saviour with each post.

in other things, here is a small - yet growing - list of things I want to share with David. (he has a similar list)...
I've never seen the Rocky series, or filled out a bracket. I've read some good books that I'd love to share with him.  I've been some places that I'd LOVE to take him to some day, and he has places he wants to take me ...

So here's part of MY list.
1. read AND watch Lord of the Rings (the series) with him.  (I've done both, he hasn't).
2. Watch all of Rocky with him. (I haven't)
3. Read the Anne of Green Gables series. (Reading the first book to him!)
4. Read the Dark is Rising Series with him
5. Watch Life is Beautiful.
6. Read L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time (and the others) with him
7. Read misc. Shakespeare with him.
8. Watch Casper (so he can see the "can i keep you" phrase ;)  )
9. Watch / Read Dr. Zhivago.
10.fill out a bracket (I've never done one!)
11. kiss him, Lord willing ... (but that's not until marriage, so... hehe).

old, married friends: anything you think I should add?

resurrection rolls #2

I made a post about the resurrection rolls on my other blog.  Check it out!

They were really yummy!  I think they were better the next day then they were the day that I made them.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My stealthy pooch

Yay for almost Easter! He is Risen!

I am making a breakfast casserole type thing for the breakfast tomorrow at church. It's a Betty Crocker classic, and my first attempt! I hope it's yummy. In the afternoon we are headed down to Denver to see Buck's family and have a wonderful dinner.

I found out today how stealthy my dog really is. She's too stealthy for her own good. I started thawing the sausage in the sink to make my casserole earlier this afternoon. Buck and I left for a couple hours, come back, and see Riley in the kennel. So we know she's done something wrong... Somehow she either jumped up in the sink or stood on her tip toes to reach the small package of meat and sunk her teeth into it! We found the half-eaten package on the couch. sigh. Never a dull moment! Don't worry, I decided not to cook it up for the church folk tomorrow. The dog hair might have given it away...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

resurrection rolls

I think I might try making THESE for Easter.  I like the idea for teaching and they look super yummy.  I will let you know how they turn out if I end up making them.  Would love to hear comments/see pics if anyone else makes them.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's raining cats and dogs in here.

It is raining, and the house is leaking again.

I made some 'art' the other day. A friend and I went to Gone Wired Cafe to say goodbye to our friend Marie, who is heading to Australia for a year. At the cafe, they have a light box with sand on it and tools to make art in the sand. I made something neat, took a picture of it, and then used my handy photoshop iphone app to make it colorful. Here is the result, it think it's pretty neat:

It's a Super Nintendo World

Hmmm... so this is what is blog is!! I have leveled up in the technology world. If I were Mario, I would wear the big pants now!

Well, it's currently snowing outside and it makes me a little sad this time of year. I'm ready for hiking and exploring and seeing grass again, but I guess snow is good because it means more water and less wildfire. And now people in Denver can water their grass again.

Just got back from Cancun! (Which is why the snow is that much harder to deal with right now). We did a lot of beach bumming, soaking up the sun and we also got to see Chitchen Itza, the ancient Mayan ruins. The locals call it Chicken Pizza for us tourists. :) After visiting Mexico I want to learn more Spanish! (Amanda, want to be my online tutor?)

I think I will go plant my lettuce seeds in my indoor greenhouse now. AKA some clear plastic takeout boxes from Noodles & Co. And maybe in 2 months when it stops snowing I can transplant them outside! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Visitors & Smoothies....

This month has been crazy so far. Lots of visitors and lots of things going on. The in-laws visited at the beginning of the month. Then Manda, Danielle, Alyssa and Malachi visited and I loved seeing you all, I had tons of fun! I love having visitors and opening my house to others! I've also been trying to have more people over during the week just to break up the everyday normal routine. It has been good!

I have also been on a smoothie kick lately. Dennis and I are doing the Dave Ramsy budgeting thing and trying to save money, so one way of doing this is eating less junk food and going out to eat less. To get our "sweets" or "dessert" fix, I have been making lots of smoothies. They are relatively inexpensive, tasty, and healthy (we are also trying to eat healthier).  I also got a little booklet of 50 smoothies recipes from the food network magazine, which helps me with ideas. I have tried mango-banana, (really good) strawberry-banana (good), strawberry shortcake (ok, kinda bland), creamy pineapple (good), mexican coffee (really good), banana-pear (ok, pear doesn't add much flavor), and cantelope strawberry (nasty, don't try it).  I'm sure I'll be making lots more, I'll let you know if I find some more really good ones!!

My first post!

Hey Gals!  Not sure who all is on this but I will try to post every once in a while.  So I love to thrift store shop and so does Amanda.  One of the blogs I follow A New Dress A Day is so awesome!  The girl takes clothes that she finds in thrift stores or that people send her and she makes a totally new and up to date fashion out of it.  We are talking big muu muu shapeless dresses or clothes from the 80's.  Check her out here.

hello! Is is me you're looking for?

Hey, kids!  I thought it would be fun to start a blog for all of my bug-sisters. This is just one way we can stay caught up with our ridiculously fast lives, share recipes / crafts that we really need to share, and encourage each other in the Word!

So here are a few pictures from when I was housesitting for a friend during spring break!

pretty orchids in the greenhouse 

5 fat whitetails lurking outside  (until the dog scared them away!)

perty alium in the greenhouse

beautiful, FRAGRANT orchid in the greenhouse

So there... are a few pictures for you!

Also, here is a really, really good (and well-educated) speaker for you. He's very challenging, too:
Jim Grier!   (you can download his sermons / lectures to listen to later).