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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

At our church, the ladies that decorate made these neat letter boards, perfectly fit for Thanksgiving...

I love them!

1 Chronicles 16:34
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Psalm 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

1 Thessalonians 5:17-19
...pray continually,  give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


When you're a kid, you get scared at silly things, right? Well, having shows on TV like "Scooby Doo" and "Casper the Friendly Ghost" didn't help! What child born in the 80's didn't watch or at least see those two shows? I know my older brothers and I watched Scooby Doo often. It's funny to me that my kids watch the same show now, and I laugh when they talk about "if it weren't for those meddling kids..." It's basically the same plot in every show!

So I knew about ghosts. Halloween was filled with ghosts-- think kids dressed in white sheets-- which were so creepy to me. My older brothers liked to scare me and probably said things like "Ooo-ooo!" I don't remember exactly, but I wouldn't be surprised. My parents even liked to jump out and scare each other in the dark.

I was the firstborn girl in my house and was quite privileged to have my *own room* for 10 years. I was the envy of my two older brothers because they had to share their bedroom! I remember my Mom having me clean my room, and I stuffed everything in the closet and under the bed. Which worked until she opened the bulging closet... I wonder how she knew... she probably walked by and saw me doing it! (Now that I am a mother, I know these things, also I can hear them...)

I had a "big" full-sized bed in my olive green room. I had olive green furniture, purchased from my uncle's juvenile furniture store. I had a large corner desk (read: hard to move), a six-drawer dresser, matching headboard and shelf unit which I had pieces of even after we were married. They had white laminate tops.

So I would lay in my bed at night, in my room alone. I had a high window. Sometimes the moon would shine just right, and illuminate my closet on the other wall. It was just enough light so that the white clothes had an eerie glow. I did not like this. I just KNEW there was a white ghost in there, just waiting to come out and scare little me!

My main remedy for this, when calling mom and dad didn't help, was to close the closet doors. I mean, then the ghosts couldn't get out. I think I knew they were clothes, but who could be sure?! Closing the doors was the only remedy.

When my oldest daughter was younger, Monsters, Inc. came out and we saw it on video. Cute movie, except of course for the one time that the monster SCARES the girl! Ruined the whole movie for us. Nightmares for months. Ugh. Thanks, Pixar for that fun. But monsters do live in closets...

Even now, I have a *thing* now about my closet doors being closed at night. And my children's closet doors are always closed too. They can't even get scared about ghosts in their closets. But then, my middle daughter says the curtains have creepy shapes...

My closet doors are closed every night, mostly out of habit. My hubby teases me, but I can't leave them open unless it's maybe an inch. I know there are no ghosts, but it just looks nicer that way... (wink, wink)

When the disciples saw Jesus walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 
(He must have been illuminated like a light!)

Luke 24:39
Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” (Jesus)

Acts 2:38
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Caleb's 14th birthday party!

This past weekend, our family and friends gathered with us to celebrate our Caleb's 14th birthday! He chose a glow-in-the-dark party this year, which was pretty cool! We found ideas on Pinterest, including one to make frosting that glowed in black light, made with tonic water. We had traditional burgers and hot dogs, with salad and chips. He chose pumpkin cake to decorate, and it was yummy!

Enjoy the pictures of our enjoyable party celebrating our great kid!
 He got a new CUBS World Series hat from his Grandpa and Grandma-- LOVES it!
 A new small football from his sisters...
 A nice Broncos hat and...
 a cool Rockies sign from Nana...
 A few nice shirts and pants from Auntie Allie (she keeps him so well dressed!)
 And a new Broncos hat (which we will exchange and have stitched) from Mom and Dad...
 and a Flash coloring book. He received so many wonderful gifts! He loves his new hats!
 He made the cupcakes with his friend, and even lit the neon candles!
 Cool glowing!

On Sunday evening, he got baptized at our church, by the same Pastor that baptized both of us (his parents), and his two sisters. Only one more baptism to go, when our youngest is older! It was a special time, I got all teary-eyed! What a great choice to love and serve Jesus, and profess his faith in Christ!

 After the baptism with Dad and Mom.
His last gift this morning, a new Flash t-shirt-- cool!

It was a wonderful weekend of a sleepover with his friends, a party with friends and family, then a friend here after church, and finally a baptism! We are thankful for our funny, creative, athletic, tender-hearted son!

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Proverbs 1:7-10
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
They are a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck.
My son, if sinful men entice you,
do not give in to them.

Proverbs 19:27
Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Food Friday: Baked Granola

I know it's been quite a while since I've posted a recipe on my blog. This recipe is from my sister-in-law and my niece, Norah. When we visited them in August, we had this baked granola almost every morning. We loved it! It tasted great, and filled us up for the whole morning. We love granola here, but our kids go through it so quickly! I like that this lasts a little longer.

Enjoy the recipe!

Hearty Baked Granola
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs, beaten
6 cups rolled oats
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla

Extras: 1 cup nuts, sunflower seeds, raisins or raisins, 1/4 cup flax seed, 1 cup dried fruit... get creative!

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Pour the mixture into an ungreased 9 X 13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. 
To serve: cut a piece, put into bowl in microwave for 30-60 seconds, and milk and devour. Yum!

Before baking...

Ready to eat!
Let me know if you try this recipe, I'd love to hear your review!

Genesis 43:11
Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift—a little balm and a little honey, some spices and myrrh, some pistachio nuts and almonds.

Exodus 16:31
The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey.

Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
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