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Monday, July 26, 2010

Mighty to Save...

So I've been thinking and feeling burdened about a friend of mine in a tough situation and a neighbor boy from a broken home, that we are getting to know. I was struggling with both in my heart and mind yesterday at church, trying to pray and understand God's sovereignty in all of this. So I look down and there is my "bookmark" in my Bible that has these song lyrics on it. This song is one of my very favorites, esp. the version by Laura Story. It seemed appropriate for the day, and maybe it will touch your heart too.

Mighty to Save- Reuben Morgan

Everyone needs compassion
Love that’s never failing
Let mercy fall on me
Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Saviour
The hope of nations

He can move the mountains
For my God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

So take me as You find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in
Now I surrender

Shine Your light and
Let the whole world see
We’re singing
For the glory of the risen King

More lyrics:

Sunday, July 25, 2010

"Feathering the nest"

We have been busy working on "feathering our nest" lately. I made a sports valance (already had blinds in there) for Caleb's room, and we had a yard sale this past weekend. We made a good amount of money, brought a load to Goodwill after & cleared out the garage a lot! We did park both vehicles IN the garage on Saturday night! Here is a photo of the house & of Caleb's valance. The car was not in the garage at the time, since Joshua was working on things in the yard...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Nina got married!

During the ceremony

Extended family laughing photo
Mulder family photo

The beautiful cake
My gorgeous parents!

Denver trip!

What have we been up to lately? Well, we went to Denver last weekend for my sister's wedding. In our free time, we were able to go to the Molly Brown House for a cool tour, went to the State Capitol and sat on the steps, went to a Rockies game, and played in the pool at the hotel.

Here are some photos of our fun times...

Peanut Energy Bars

This is a fast, easy, nutritious and delicious recipe- what more can you ask for? I know, chocolate... But I didn't have to turn on the oven, so that helps...
My mom has made this recipe for us a few times and my kids just gobble them up. I found the recipe and picked up some Rice Krispies at the store last night so I could make some.

Here it is: (from Eating Well magazine)

Peanut Energy Bars
1/2 cup dry roasted salted peanuts
1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds or other chopped nuts
2 cups rolled or instant oats
2 cups raisins or other chopped dried fruit
2 cups toasted rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ (optional)
1/2 cup creamy or crunchy natural peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup or honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Coat a 9 by 13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2. Combine peanuts, sunflower seeds (or other nuts), raisins, (or other dried fruit), oats, rice cereal and wheat germ (if using) in a large bowl.
3. Combine peanut butter, corn syrup and brown sugar in a large microwaveable bowl; microwave on High until bubbling, 1 or 2 minutes. Add vanilla and stir until blended. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until coated.
4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. Press down firmly. (It helps to coat your fingers with cooking spray). Let stand for about one hour to harden. Cut into bars.

Tips: Individually wrap in plastic and keep at room temperature for up to one week, or freeze for up to one month. Thaw at room temperature. (I don't think they'll last a week in our house, the kids love them!)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

We had a wonderful Independence Day celebration in our new home with extended family! Normally, we go to Ouray for "THE 4TH" as we call it, but Joshua's sister Allison & Mom's house has been getting lawn work, and was not quite ready for lots of foot traffic. So we will celebrate down there in August. We had lots of fun playing Clue, playing games in the yard, eating great food (as always) and just being together. Auntie Allie gave us our own fireworks show on the ground in the evening, and we topped it off with sparklers. We were able to go to Fruita on July 3rd, and enjoy their fireworks in the grass of the high school. It was a great day!

Moving in, getting settled...

We are finally into our new house, as of two weeks ago. We have been enjoying having a "clean slate", but have found the days are long with endless decisions as to where everything can go! We have managed to accumulate quite a large pile for a yard sale, which we hope to have in about one month. We were given several pieces of furniture by some family & friends, including a purple chair, gray couches, end tables and even an old clock- which we don't have quite yet!

The kids have really adjusted well. Caleb is the one who misses our old house the most, and probably misses sharing a room with Rebekah even more. They have had several "sleepovers" in each other's rooms already, but usually end up back in their own bed sometime during the night. The kids have enjoyed setting up their new rooms, and having a lot of our "old" things back that were packed in boxes for a while. Some boxes were packed almost two years, so it was like Christmas opening them up- don't know what you'll find! The kids have made friends with several of the neighbors. There are two little girls across the street, ages 5 and 2. There is a 7 year-old boy who lives behind us, that we knew from Caleb's last two baseball teams! There is a family up the road 1/4 mile that we know from our church, the Sigrists. They have chickens, doves, horses, dogs, etc., One night last week, we took a walk and saw Sarah and fed the horses some biscuit treats. We hope to get chickens sometime here, so we will take some lessons from the Sigrists and other friends (and old neighbors) the Rossmans!

I could go on and on, but will stop for now. Enjoy the pictures!

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