Monday, January 26, 2009

The Tooth Fairy Comes Tonight

The tooth was barely hanging on by a thread, so Jason had to pull it out himself before we let Emmett go to bed. Emmett was a really brave trooper! Now, at 8 PM, I have to prepare to do my job! :) The Tooth Fairy is on call at all times, ya know.

Psalm 139:1-18

The relief and joy on his face when he reaches the end is priceless.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mrs. Salter's Peanut Butter Pie (courtesy of Paula Deen)

Every once in awhile, Jason will start snooping around in the pantry and refrigerator trying to locate expired products. This drives me crazy!!! Partially, because it makes me feel bad that so many things have gone to waste; but MOSTLY because he usually does it at the most inopportune times, and he peppers his rummaging with things like "what were you planning on doing with this?" or "this expired 6 months ago!" Well, about a week ago, he found some peanut butter about ready to expire, so I pulled out this recipe I've been wanting to try ever since I saw it on Food Network months ago.

Peanut Butter Pie

  • 1.5 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • pre-made pie crust

Whip cream with 1/4 cup sugar. Mix all other ingredients until smooth and fold in whipped cream until well blended. Pour mixture into crust and chill for several hours before serving.

Hopefully, Jason will like this treat for after dinner tonight. On second thought...that might send him back to scrounging around my kitchen looking for more products for me to cook with...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sourdough Crust Pizza!

Sourdough Pizza Crust
1 cup sourdough starter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 cup flour
Mix ingredients, working in the flour until soft dough forms. Let dough rest for 15 minutes. Roll out and place on oiled pizza pan. Bake in 475 degree oven for 3-5 minutes, watch closely. Remove from oven; add sauce and favorite toppings and bake for additional 15 minutes.
--From "Alaskan Sourdough Cooking"

Friday, January 9, 2009

My FAVORITE Marriage Book -- Beware!!!

I have read MANY relationship/marriage books over the years; and, short of the Bible, there is only one that I "highly" recommend.

Created To Be His Help Meet: Discover How God Can Make Your Marriage Glorious by Debi Pearl

But, I warn everyone that I give this book to that they will have a love-hate relationship with it. At times, they will feel like shredding it, burning it, or just throwing it in the trash. That's because the wisdom it presents is not worldly wisdom and it goes against everything most girls/women are taught.

I've read it FOUR times and parts of it still make me cringe. But it works!

If you are interested, I have a few free copies that are set aside for anyone that wants one (just send me an e-mail). Use the above link to purchase extra copies as gifts.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

James 1:2-8

It took some arm twisting to get Emmett to do his latest memory verses for the camera.

Created for Work

Work while you work, play while you play.
That is the way to be cheerful all day.
All that you do, do with your might.
Things done by halves are never done right.
One thing each time and that done well
is a very good rule as many can tell.
Moments are useless trifled away; so
work while you work and play while you play.
-- M.A. Stodart

This year, our focus with Emmett is to train him in the joy of hard work. As we do this, we are having him copy some great quotes and verses -- which is hard work in itself for a young boy with boundless energy.

Here he is copying Proverbs 22:29:
"Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men."

And, here is Luke 6:38.

If you have any good Bible verses, quotes, book recommendations or activity ideas that help reinforce and encourage hard work, please send them our way. We are always looking for new material.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


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