Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Just wanted to share a delicious recipe that we had today. I promised Jacob a special after school snack today and had the following ready for him when he got home from school.

You will need~
8 oz cream cheese (softened)
1 stick butter (softenened)
1/4 tsp vanilla
*mix those 3 ingredients together

in a seperate bowl combine~
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
2 Tbs Brown sugar

Blend the sugars into the cream cheese mixture. Mix well.

Stir in 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

You can simply use as a dip or form into a ball. If making a ball coat the outside w/ additional mini-chips.

Serve w/ graham crackers!!

I didn't sleep well last night and thought of a couple ideas for blogs around 2:30 this morning. Wish I had gotten up then and written them b/c now I am so pooped from the lack of sleep that this is all I could do!

I'll try tomorrow!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Excited about Spring?

I am...except for the POLLEN! I LOVE the warmer temperatures but could do without the POLLEN!

We (the boys especially) LOVE going to Longan Elementary School to play and ride bikes. That's where Dadu went to school and it has the BEST playground. It really is a great place to play and for Ben...a good place to learn how to ride his bike. Once he's gained confidence we can all ride on our street and in our neighborhood. He has the "balance" needed and now just needs to master starting and stopping on his own. Jacob loves riding there. It's great to throw the bikes in the van and head over there.

check out our additional spring time pics!

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 11, 2008

new blog w/ a fun contest

Check out Live Laugh Blog site for a cute contest! I would love to win some of the cute stationery . . . polka dots & ribbon! Whew. . . just 2 of my previously mentioned favorite things!
Sign up!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Isaian 40:28-31

The Lord is the everylasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they walk and not be faint.

I am so thankful for these promises especially for times like these. Praise God for the blessing of life, miracles, and His healing. Praise God for the Smith Family and their steadfast faith in Him. They have been on my mind most of the day. So much that Jacob asked me why I kept getting on the computer.

These are a few of my Favorite Things (Take 2)

1. scrapbooking
2. ribbon
3. beads
4. boys (mine!)
5. my Bible
6. sunglasses
7. pumpkin patches
8. buttons
9. flower pots
10. polka dots
11. cook outs
12. metal buckets
13. blogs
14. my little boys w/ their glasses
15. granny's potato salad (today is her birthday) ~ (the original blog posting)
16. sweatshirt blanket
17. ice tea
18. flip flops
19. giggling & cuddling with our family
20. rain
21. satin hands
22. sunshine
23. JM's smile
24. snail mail
25. chocolate chip cookies
26. walks
27. gingerbread
28. ice cream
29. monster trucks
30. lime green convertable bugs
31. blue jeans
32. containers
33. swimming
34. going for walks
35. Christmas Lights
36. sharpees
37. Jacob's contagious laugh
38. fresh salsa
39. vegitable gardens
40. new recipes
41. Ben's Cowlick
42. fall
43. baby squeaks
44. candles
45. magazines
46. bedtime stories
47. JM's eyes
48. freshly mopped floor
49. roasting marshmellows
50. stepping stones
51. my daddy's wink
52. worship music
53. open windows
54. pizza
55. fall leaves
56. fresh snow
57. girlfriends
58. Target
59. Chik Fil A
60. Jesus
61. country music
62. mowing the grass
63. outdoor movies
64. playgrounds & parks
65. ice cream
66. St. Patricks Day
67. JM's pillow (I need to get my own!)
68. recycling
69. snack mixes
70. JM...squeaky...10 years! July 11th!
71. Diet Coke
72. bargains
73. decluttering
74. ice water
75. hot shower
76. hot tamales
77. sleeping in
78. koozies
79. green, orange, turqoise, & brown seperate or together
80. candy corn
81. cantelope
82. monograms
83. coffee on a rainy day
84. coffee on any day
85. holding hands w/ my boys
86. fresh herbs
87. ben's skin
88. pocs
89. kindergarten
90. Magic Treehouse
91. preschool art
92. a fresh new place to join people in worship
93. yellow tulips
94. silver
95. post it notes
96. gerbera daisys
97. hot sand
98. salt water
99. patterned papers
100. tops

Fresh New Day ~ Brand New Week

Remember this list of GOALS!! Well I just signed me and my JM up for this. (scroll down to the Innsbrook Autism 5K) We gotta get our out of shape bodies ready! Just watching the 10K this past weekend was motivation for me to participate in a 5K! We have about 6 weeks to get ready.

So...had a little mid-morning mini date w/

And pretty soon we (Ben & me) are off to have a lunchdate w/ Jacob. Then we will continue our typical Monday errands.

Still praying for Angie and family today. They are heavily on my heart. Her post last night was so uplifting, amazing, tender, real, and truly honoring & blessing our Lord.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Bring the Rain

I just wanted to share a blog that another friend introduced me to. I just finished reading their entire story. I feel like you will be blessed by reading it as well as through praying for the family.


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Dreary Thankful Thursday

it may be damp & dreary outside and i may enjoy the time our boys get to go outside but...on the other hand, it's nice to have a reason to stay in!

i'm thankful for calm & relaxing days. the kind that help little ben sleep even longer.
i'm thankful for long naps...the kind that may be helping ben get better.
i'm thankful that i was able to stay home w/ him yesterday.
i'm thankful for memaw to stay w/ him today.
i'm thankful that our boys have such an amazing dadu.
i'm thankful for jacob's confidence.
i'm thankful for jacob's cuddles and giggles.
i'm thankful for the upcoming weekend.
i'm thankful for a stack of magazines that i get to enjoy.
i'm thankful for new friends & warm fellowship.
i'm thankful for my mini job, fun team, supportive parents, and cute kiddos.
i'm thankful that the weekend is right around the corner!

what are you thankful for?