Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup nuts
Whatever else - I did 1/2 cup sunflower seeds and 1/4 ish cup milled flax seeds
Melt first 4 ingredients together in saucepan. In separate bowl, mix rest. Add wet mixture to dry and mix. Bake at 300 degrees for 25-30 min. The longer, the crunchier!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Ed and I have very different views of houses and what we like which is why we ended up building this one 8 years ago after 2 years of arguing over existing houses in the Holland area. Never did I think we would end up in Muskegon, but the Lord brought us here and it is where we belong. Muskegon gets a bad rap, if you ask me, and so we are committed to it because I love an underdog. And don't tell Ed, but I plan to add so many children to our family that we will boost Muskegon's appeal by populating it with adorable, well-behaved, intelligent, God-loving, contributing members of society. All brainwashed to grow up and reside in the same town they were raised in, very close to their mother.
So for the past few years, I've been keeping my eyes open and bombarding Ed with arguments as to why this is a great time to move despite the fact that our current home's value has plummeted. (We'll make it up on the other side! Duh!) But no down payment is no down payment and so we've been in our house for longer than we intended. Finally, last week, I convinced Ed to just look at a couple houses with me.
I found a 4,000 sq. ft. monstrosity and knew it had to be mine. We saw it and began conniving as to how we could afford it. It was a foreclosure, so it WAS a good deal. Something inside me was telling me it wasn't right (the Holy Spirit maybe? ya think?) But I silenced that little voice and forged ahead with working out the details as to how we could make it happen...
It sold the next morning as we were considering what kind of an offer to make.
I was crushed until I sat down later that day to read my daily devotion. This is the passage I was up to:
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
That is Sam and Trey, dressed in their diapers alone, very happily eating cold hotdogs. I'm not sure I should be admitting to this style of parenting (or babysitting, for that matter), but I'm fairly confident that less than 5 people will actually read this.
Oh, and for the record, my corndog muffins were delicious. They taste exactly like Pronto Pups. Sask, tell Molly I not only use recipes that call for KETCHUP, but also those that call for HOTDOGS. The recipe for the cornbread is below, just make the batter, pour into muffin pan, and add 1/3 HOTDOG to each muffin cup. Gourmet? No. Delish? Oh, yes.
World’s Best Honey Cornbread
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1 1/3 cups milk
2 1/3 cups flour
1 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup corn meal
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream sugar and butter. Add in eggs, honey and milk and mix well.
Mix together flour, baking powder, corn meal and salt. Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients carefully. Do not overmix. Batter will be lumpy.
Pour batter in greased 11×14-inch baking pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
This recipe was found here: http://moneysavingmom.com/2011/01/worlds-best-honey-cornbread-recipe.html© Copyright 2011 Money Saving Mom®. All Rights Reserved.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Well, that's not going to happen after this morning's Sam debaucle: he dropped my iPhone into the toilet -- while Jake was relieving himself. Sam then brought it to me, dripping wet, and Jake informed me what had happened. Jake was delighted. Ed tried to revive it, but it seems that the pee-pee did it in. Add it to the list of things Sam has dropped into the toilet: air freshener, hair spray, massive amounts of toilet paper, several bouncy balls, cat food, and my toothbrush -- I'm just glad no one retrieved that one w/o telling me.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
This post is for Dad/Grandpa, currently recovering at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore after receiving a bone marrow transplant from Super Ed.
We try to begin each day with breakfast (well, we always do breakfast) and a Bible story and a prayer, and you, Dad, are always in our prayers. So each morning, remember that this sweet and sleepy face is thinking of you!
We love you, Dad! Now hurry up and come home!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
C: Do boys like princesses? [These questions come in rapid succession.]
C: Do boys like makeup?
C: Do boys like dolls?
C: Do boys like Transformers?
C: Do boys like Batman?
C: Do boys like Star Wars?
C: Do boys like birthdays?
C: Do boys like rats? [This one threw me off.]
C: Okay, you can stay.