Sunday, December 27

Snow Bunnies!

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Thursday, December 24

Our little "Blizzard"

I just wanted to give another little update about our "blizzard". It is still snowing and will continue to snow until about 2:00 or 3:00 a.m.. The wind is blowing at about 45 miles per hour! The snow is already 8" inches deep! I tried to video the snow that is being blown of our roof. Here is the best I could get.
video
We will probably have some more pictures by tomorrow. We already have one sled,but the boys decided that they would like two. So they built a sled from cardboard boxes. They are even going to melt a candle and pour the melted wax down the bottom part of the sled to make it faster. We are going to try it out in the morning. I will post more tomorrow. I thank the Lord for all of this snow.

Family Photos

We usually have a dear friend take our pictures. But this year because of distance and circumstances, we had to resort to using my camera's timer and my tripod. We had fun taking our own pictures. It was fun having to race the timer. But next time we think that we will wait for our friend! Enjoy.Posted by Picasa

Snow!!!!! :)

It's snowing here!!!! It is the first snow of the season. We have been watching for snow all day long. It rained and it was sleeting till about 5:30, and we were all outside playing and then here it came. We are actually in a BLIZZARD warning!!!!!!!!! Everything is covered in snow and it is still snowing!. I tried to take some pictures, but I didn't want my camera to get wet. When we all came in, my mom had Wassail for us. Wassail is a warmed apple cider.Here is the recipe.



Wassail

1 gallon Apple Cider
4 Cinnamon sticks
1/2 teaspoon Cloves
1/2 teaspoon Allspice
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 whole Orange sliced with rind
1 whole Lemon sliced with rind
4 cups Orange juice
1 cup sugar or to taste

Mix this all in a big pot on the stove. Let it sit on low heat for a few hours. Its better the longer it sits. Enjoy!


Keep warm.

Monday, December 7

Winter Weather

This past week the temperature has been between 3o and 40 degrees! We have had some frost on the ground almost every morning and are hoping for some snow on Tuesday night and Wednesday. On Wednesday morning the temperature is suppose between 15 and 20 degrees!!! The temperatures are suppose to stay about the same the rest of the week. We have had to light a fire almost every day this past week.

I'm Back!

I'm sorry that I haven't posted in a while. I had the flu and was down for about one week. But was able to post about Luke's pilgrim suit on Thanksgiving.
This past week my Grandmother has been here and so I've been busy and haven't posted.
I am going to try to do Seedlings later this week and I'll post on that (with pictures this time). ;)
I hope that you have a wonderful week.
God bless! :)

Thursday, November 26

A Thanksgiving Surprise

This morning we woke up to Luke trying to find a Pilgrims suit to wear today for Thanksgiving. He knew that he had the hat and plume (the black feather in the hat), but he needed more. He found his old dress coat and wanted to cut the sleeves off to make a vest. Thankfully the coat was too small so my Mom and Dad let him cut the sleeves. He found a shirt and a pair of pants that he thought would look okay and he had the perfect shoes and belt. The socks are a little too small I think. :)

But anyway, Happy Thanksgiving.


More pictures to come!!!

Sunday, November 15

New Memory Verse

For the wages of sin
is death;
but the gift of God
is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:23
I will post pictures next week. :)

Sunday, November 8

My Sewing Machine!

I inherited a sewing machine from my Great Aunt.
It can fold up and become a desk or unfold to become a sewing machine/work space!
I have enjoyed using this machine because it has a knee control, which makes it easier to use. More than anything it is fun to use.
It has drawers all along one side of the desk. These drawers are full of bobbins, thread, seam binding, and it even has scissors and a scissor sharpener!
It came completely stocked.
In the drawer that has the thread there were wooden spools.
One of these wooden spools is full of silk thread!
I have many projects in the works and will post of them later.

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Picture time!

These are some pictures of my two younger brothers,
Zeke and
Luke.
I am very thankful for my brothers and my parents.
God has blessed me with such a beautiful, loving, and caring family.




Seedlings

We did Seedling on Friday and we had the bible study and then we did the craft.
This time the Craft was making Candy Apples! We all had a bunch of fun doing that.
Here are some pictures.
You can be a long distant member by checking for the new Bible verse every week.
I will try to post the verse will be working on and you can learn it and then tell it to your parents.
This weeks' verse is
Even a child is known by his doings,
whether his work be pure,
and whether it be right.
Proverbs 20:11
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Monday, October 26

Pumpkin Muffins

I love to bake and help in the kitchen. I usually make breakfast and I love to make muffins.
I recently found a recipe for Pumpkin Muffins.
I would like to share the recipe with you.
Here it is!


Pumpkin Muffins


Ingredients

1-1/2 cup All purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 cup Pumpkin Puree (from a 15oz. can)
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
2 Large Eggs
1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
1-1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Sugar (for the Topping)
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon (for the Topping)

Instructions

Place muffin liners inside the muffin cups. Preheat oven to 350F.
Whisk together flour and baking powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
(If you don't have Pumpkin Spice, you can mix together, 1/8 of a teaspoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and allspice.)
Whisk together pumpkin puree, oil, eggs, pumpkin spice, 1 1/4 cups sugar, baking soda, and salt
in a large bowl until smooth. Then whisk in the flour mixture until just combined.
Stir together cinnamon and remaining 1 teaspoon sugar in another bowl.
(We like to put a Streusel on the top instead of the cinnamon and sugar mixture. The recipe is at the bottom of the page if you would like to try it)
Divide batter among muffin cups (each should be about 3/4 full), then sprinkle the tops with the cinnamon-sugar mixture (or the streusel topping). Bake until puffed and golden brown and a wooden pick or skewer inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes.
Cool in the pan on a rack for five minutes, then transfer muffins from the pan to the rack and cool to warm or room temperature (or I like to eat them hot).
ENJOY!
Streusel
Ingredients
1/3 cup Flour
3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Oats
2Tablespoons Butter
Instructions
Combine til crumbly.
Use to top breads, muffins, oatmeal, etc.
I hope you like this recipe as much as we do.
Enjoy!

Sunday, October 25

Seedlings

I have started a Bible study for some younger children in our neighborhood.
I named it Seedlings (which stands for, Serving,Encouraging, Enlightning, Doing, Loving, Inspiring, Nurturing, and Growing in the Savior).
We always quote our verse that we memorized. And have a little study on our new verse. We always do a small craft.
And we sometimes sing a song.


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I had to video this about five or six times!

If you want to be a long distant member, you can check every week for the new verse that we will be memorizing. All that you have to do is memorize the verse and quote it to your parents.
I hope that you can be a member.
Here is this weeks verse,
Draw nigh to God, and He will Draw nigh to you.
James 4:8

Autunm in Oklahoma

Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year.
This year all of the trees are bright and have vibrant colors.
Some of the colors of these trees are,
Purple
(believe it or not),
Some are still green,
Orange Yellow,

Red,
and there are so many colors that I can't hardly explain what it looks like here in Tulsa.
It is so beatiful this time of year!


Monday, October 19

How does your garden grow?

Early last Spring, our family planted a raised garden. Although we are at the end of the growing season and are harvesting the last of our vegetables, we are very thankful that God allowed our garden to produce so well.
We have had a bountiful supply of okra, tomatoes, bell peppers, and jalapeno peppers.
We also had tomatillas, which worms and our dog, Maggie, seemed to love.





We had so much fun planting and maintaning our garden. We especially enjoyed eating all that we harvested from it!!!

Thursday, October 15

Horse Crazy


I was walking around the church building taking pictures after the fellowship meal that we had, and it was so interesting how the mother protected and nurtured this pony.
I am thankful that God allowed me to be there and see his wonderful creation. I am also thankful that he allowed me to get these pictures.
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