Monday, March 29, 2010
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hannah took this photo for an upcoming photography contest that she is entering as part of the Lads to Leaderettes program. This year's theme is Faith is the Victory. She added the verse Hebrews 11:1 underneath the photo.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
It's time for you to go
We have enjoyed your time
Especially the snow
You were beautiful in your own special way
Magnificent this year
But you can not stay
You are no longer welcome here
We've put away our fleece and woolen sweaters
Looking forward to the days ahead and much warmer weather
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Hannah's classmates may ask her if leprechauns packed her lunch! No magical little green men, just her silly Irish mom. She started her day with the proper St. Patty's Day breakfast of Lucky Charms. (She usually does not get that much sugar for breakfast on a school day, but it is a special occasion!) I served them to her and spoke in my best Irish accent that " It isn't everyday that you get Lucky Charms on a school morning and they are magically delicious!" She told me that she had never heard a worse Irish accent! Then her dad came in and said good morning and she asked if that was supposed to be an Irish accent because it was worse than mom's! She really knows how to build us up!
An Irish saying:
There are good ships, and there are wood ships,
the ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be.
An Irish blessing:
May your thoughts be as glad as shamrocks,
May your heart be as light as a song,
May each day bring you bright happy hours,
That stay with you all year long.
Quote from St. Patrick:
Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
Happy St. Patty's Day!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
As a member of the 4-H program, yesterday Hannah had the opportunity to participate in a career shadowing day. Several weeks ago she filled out a workbook that helped her explore many different occupations. She then had to interview someone in a career that she finds interesting. Hannah talked with a friend of ours that is an interior designer. We both think that sounds like a fantastic job! Next, she had to narrow down her top career choices and she was paired with someone to spend the day with. Hannah didn't get to shadow a designer, but she did get to spend time with a fabulous teacher, which was another job at the top of her list.
I could tell she was a little apprehensive about spending the day at a different school, but it turned out to be a great experience. The teacher was very friendly and informative. It was fun for Hannah to see school from a teacher's perspective. While she was having lunch in the teacher's lounge she lost a tooth! One teacher commented that, that doesn't happen very often in there! Ha!
I don't know what my sweet girl will be when she grows up, but she does have many qualities needed to be a great teacher. She is smart, organized, nurturing and she is a role model. On the other hand, she is also very artistic and has an eye for detail. Those characteristics would be well suited for an interior designer!
Whatever path she chooses to take in life, my prayer is that she will be a well rounded, confident, Christian woman. The Lord is preparing her, even as an eleven year old girl for the woman that she is destined to become.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Today I want to share a delicious dessert recipe with you. It is apple dumplins and you won't believe the secret ingredient that makes these soooo goood! I am thrilled that Hannah is taking an interest in helping out in the kitchen. She made this recipe almost all on her own the other night. I'm thinking that I may be raising a future Food Network star!
2 cans Crescent rolls
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into 8 pieces each
2 sticks butter (Paula Deen would love this recipe!)
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon-plus a little more (seriously the recipe says that)
12 ounce can Mountain Dew (secret ingredient)
Spray 9X13 pan. Separate crescent rolls, place 1 slice apple in each, roll up. Place in pan.
In sauce pan, melt butter, add sugar and cinnamon. Cook about 5 minutes. Pour over apples. Pour secret ingredient (I know it sounds strange, but TRUST ME on this one) over all and bake 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees. This is divine served with ice cream!