Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
A priceless letter from my grand-daughter Rebekah made my entire week completely wonderful!
They are growing up so fast that I can hardly keep up.
Here are the school pictures they enclosed in the letter.
Rebekah is now 7 and soon to be 8 December 28th.
Benjamin is 4 and will turn 5 in April.
Children's children are a crown to the aged,
and parents the pride of their children.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
In Hendersonville, TN this past weekend, we noticed that the gas prices have dropped even more. Whew hoo!!! I need to go check out Franklin, KY because they usually have lower prices than Tennessee.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
1/4 lb. (1/2 cup) margarine 30 large marshmallows
1 1/4 tsp. green food coloring
Pour over three cups of corn flakes in large bowl. Mix gently until thoroughly coated. On a greased cookie sheet or wax paper form into tiny wreaths or clusters. Decorate each with a few red cinnamon candies immediately. Let dry several hours. Makes about 2 dozen.
I love to do things that reminisque of the reason we celebrate Christmas to begin with . . . .
The birth of Jesus Christ -
Happy Birthday Jesus Cake
2. Chocolate cake - A symbol of darkness that sin brings to us
3. White frosting - A symbol of purity covering our weaknesses and reminds us of how Jesus washes us clean
4. Topped with a star and an angel - A symbol of the barriers of the first glad tiding of Jesus' birth
5. Twelve candles - A symbol representing the 12 months of the year that Christ is our light
6. Red (Holly Berries) - A symbol of the blood that Jesus shed for us
7. Circling the cake is the evergreen - A symbol of the everlasting light of Jesus Christ
So - this year - while you're caught up in the hustle and bustle of that last minute shopping day to buy the last gift - take time to stop and remember the reason why we celebrate Christmas in the first place.
Without the birth of Christ - there would not be a Christmas to celebrate. The link below is a video depicting Jesus' birthday party . . . .
It made me stop and think! And think some more!
Let's keep Christ in Christmas this year and celebrate his birth, resurrection, and life everlasting. When we know Him as our Savior, we will spend an eternity in Heaven. He is my best friend - and I don't know what I would do without Him. I hope you know Him too!
Use large fork or BBQ fork.
Pour 1 can sweetened condenced milk over cake.
Pour 1 (15 oz.) can of Cream of cocoanut (Coco Lupez Brand)
Pour over entire cake. Place in refrigerator and let cool.
When cool ice cake:
Spread cool whip and then sprinkle 1 bag cocoanut on top.
The longer it sits the better it tastes
Meat and cheese roll ups
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 cup finely grated cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Sprinkle dill week to taste. (careful not to add too much)
Spread cheese mixture on softened flour tortillas. Apply thin layer of ham. Roll and allow to chill in refrigerator. Slice and eat. These are very tasty!
Variations: Softened cream cheese, 1 can black olives - chopped, 1/2 onion chopped fine. Mix and spread on softened tortillas. Roll, refrigerate. Slice and serve with Picante sauce.
Can also add Jalpeno peppers for a hotter spicier taste.Have fun creating!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I awoke this morning to see that it snowed. Now some of you may laugh at our snow - but this is BIG in Tennessee - because it doesn't snow much. The most we ever get is a dusting.
Well . . . . Except for the time when my neice Juliette came to stay with us for her internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She will tell you a different story! I can't remember how many inches it snowed that year - but what would normally take a half hour to get home - took her (I think) nearly 7 hours. (correct me Juliette if that's wrong). Matter of fact - it was so bad that she had to park a considerable distance from the house due to dangerous ice and a trash truck that crashed blocking the road making it impossible to pass. My son Josh drove as far as he could to get her - and then she walked down to where he met her so Josh could drive her home. It was an adventure - and a COLD ONE TOO - that we will never forget! Actually - that was the last time we have ever gotten a substantial snowfall since I've lived in Tennessee!
The back porch stairs at the Devonshire house had to be torn out and rebuilt. The wood had began to show too much wear and were not very safe any longer. So our carpenter built a new set. They are very beautiful and sturdy too.