Friday, September 24, 2010

Check this out!! A 2 minute video for you to watch!

I saw this video on facebook and wanted to take a minute to share it with all of you as well. It is just about two minutes and worth watching.

I laughed a little when I watched this, but her message is right on. I pray that each and every one of you give your life to God while there is still time.

So, what do you think?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday Blog Hop

Today I decided to check out some new (to me) family-friendly blogs and in doingso came across a blog I thought it would be fun to participate!!
Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog Hop
Feel free to link up in the blog hop if you have a family-friendly blog as well!!!

Crock Pot Cooking!!

One of the most under-estimated and under-used cooking tools in my house -- there are many -- is the crock pot.
For a long time I never really used my crock pot, then I would use it often for about a month, and then the cycle would repeat itself. It is usually in the Fall and Winter that my crock pot is used - probably because the cooler temperatures call for more "comfort" types of foods, and they are easily made in the crock pot.
I recently made a split pea and ham soup in the crock pot, and it turned out amazing! It was so easy, the hardest/most time consuming part was chopping up the carrots, celery, and onion. I admit that the crock pot has the potential to make me lazy!!!
Last night I made a salsa chicken in the crock pot. It was the easiest thing I have ever cooked and was delicious!!! All there is to it is to spray your crock pot with non-stick spray, put 3-6 chicken breasts in there and cover with a large jar of salsa. That's it, cook on low for about 6 hours and serve with rice. Really though, it would have made great chicken tacos, would have been awesome in taco salad, all kinds of stuff.
Easy, right?
So, what is your favorite thing to cook in the crock pot?


Saturday, September 11, 2010

~ Natalie ~

It is hard to believe how fast time flies. Natalie, my middle daughter, turned two on the 3rd. She is two! It is still hard to wrap my head around. :)
No matter how much we want her to stay our little baby forever, she is growing up.
In the last couple of weeks Natalie's vocabulary has skyrocketed! I have read about and heard of that happening, but didn't experience the same thing with Emily - so I had no clue. For the longest time Natalie only said about 15-20 words, and now it seems like she doesn't stop talking --- 95% of which is understandable! It almost makes me wonder if she's been practicing! ha ha
Last Sunday was Natalie's first time out of the nursery at church. She was in the 2-3 year old classroom and she loved it! For the next couple of months Emily and Natalie will be in class together...I sure hope they behave :)
Here are a couple of pictures from Natalie's birthday dinner:
Birthday Cake -- Of course I got to the bakery when it was closed, so I improvised on her name! Good thing I had some licorice around! lol
She was captivated by the candle!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

FIRST Wild Card -- That's Where God Is

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card authors are:

and the book:

That’s Where God Is

David C. Cook; New edition (August 1, 2010)

***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.***


Dan and Ali Morrow are parents of two wonderful daughters. When they’re not writing children’s books, they like to go on adventures around their Colorado home.

Visit the authors' website.

Product Details:

List Price: $12.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook; New edition (August 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1434764346
ISBN-13: 978-1434764348

AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER (Click on the pictures to see them larger):

This book was absolutely wonderful. My daughter loves it. The book holds her attention from cover to cover - that says a lot since she is 3! The book goes through the days of the week, finding God in every day. There is a very important message in this book, and it is delivered very well to children. Emily, my oldest daughter, started looking for God in her days after reading this book - it was awesome! My favorite part of this book is the prayer at the end.
I would definately reccomend this book to anybody with small -or not so small- children. It gets 5 stars from us!!