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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The County Fair!

Last week, our daughter Rebekah entered a photograph into the county fair. She won third place! It was the first year that she had entered, and she was excited to win anything! Her lovely photo was of yellow tulips from our front yard this past Spring. Here is her photo:

 When we were there to see the photo, we walked around and saw the animals too. Caleb got to run around with some goats!
 We really liked the pattern on this big pig. There was another that looked like it had scallops!
 Mallory loved petting all of the animals that she could. Here she is petting a baby cow. So soft!
 Mallory loved seeing the rabbits, and took several photos of them...

 Rebekah worked at the Good News Club booth, to recruit kids to the club during the school year. She has worked in the club with our local elementary school for the past few years.
I saw several cakes and craft entries by some of the girls in my American Girl classes. Here is a flag cake made by one of the 9-year-old girls. Great job!

Have you been to your county fair lately? What did you enjoy about it?

Genesis 1:24
And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so.

Exodus 12:12
“On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord.

Mark 1:12-14
At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness,  and he (Jesus) was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Food Friday: Guacamole!

Summertime is so great because there are so many ripe veggies and fruit in the produce section! One of our favorite summer recipes is Guacamole. It really is so easy to make, you just need avocados, cilantro and tomatoes! Our tomatoes are not ripe yet in the garden, but this will probably come into use again when they are! 

Joshua's sister Allison has a great, simple recipe for guac that we make. I use it every time we make guac for tacos! My other sister-in-law has posted this recipe on her blog here. But I wanted to post it again so it is easier to find, and to share it!
Allison's Guacamole

2-3 ripe* avocados
2-3 tomatoes
Juice of one lime
Fresh chives or green onions
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and Pepper

TIP: *A ripe avocado will be firm to the touch ... but not hard like a rock.  Avoid anything soft, because that usually indicates that it is bruised.  I like to buy my avocados a few days before I need them and let them ripen a bit on the counter.  Of course, you can never be sure until you cut into it ... I guess it's a bit of a gamble.  

To prepare the avocado, cut it in half by running your knife around the outside from the top to the bottom and back up.  Twist the two halves in opposite directions and you will end up with one side with the pit and the other without.  Lay the side with the pit on the cutting board and carefully tap the knife blade into the pit.  Turn the knife 90 degrees and the pit will come out.  Next, cut through the avocado. Then hold the avocado over the serving bowl and press your thumbs against the skin.  The green, yummy goodness will peel away from the skin and you can scrap it into the bowl.  Repeat with each avocado.

Add the chopped tomatoes, chopped chives or green onions, garlic and lime juice.  Mix well.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Daniel 1:11-13
Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.”

Daniel 1:15-17
At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.
To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bethany's BIG haircut!

Our daughter Bethany was ready for a big change with her hair, ready to be done with the daily untangling of her locks. We measured it several times, and decided she was ready to donate it to Locks of Love! Her older sisters have done this several times, and we were happy to have her join the ranks of her sisters! (You can see a post about them here.)
 Before... check out that long mane!

All done!
 Super cute on our Bethy!
 Showing off the cut at home...
 SO much cooler for summer!
 Look at that ponytail! Some other child will be happy to get her pretty hair!
How it is normally... under a hat! 

It has been a great change, so easy to take care of and brush. She needs less shampoo and conditioner too...

Matthew 10:29-31
" Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."

1 Peter 3:3-4
"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight."
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