Monday, March 10, 2014


Due in October ( Lord willing ). 
Yes, we're happy about this one too. ;)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

12 Days of Christmas in NM #11

 Presents!! We opened gifts yesterday morning since today would be BUSY with packing and Sunday church prep. Why am I sitting here doing this post??

 My sweet Cade

 Clay and his new Lincoln Log set

 LOL........Clint is so expressive. Quite funny to watch ;)

Awww....maybe next year you'll get what you wanted ;)
(Which was???.....LOL)

Clint LOVED his western Playmobil sets

Callie and her baby doll

WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! Of course, the slide was a hit.

Nanna and Poppa had this nice picnic table shipped here.

Then it was time to play.....

Friday, December 20, 2013

12 Days of Christmas in NM #10

Reading the Christmas story from the Bible before opening presents this morning.

"Born To Die"

On the night Christ was born,
Just before break of morn,
As the stars in the sky were fading,
O'er the place where He lay, 
Fell a shadow cold and gray
Of a cross that would humble a King.

Jesus knew when he came
He would suffer in shame;
He could feel every pain and sorrow.
But He left Paradise,
With His blood He paid the price--
My redemption to Jesus I owe.

From his throne Jesus came,
Laid aside Heaven's fame
In exchange for the cross of Calv'ry;
For my gain suffered loss,
For my sin He bore the cross--
He was wounded and I was set free.

Dearest Lord, evermore
May Thy cross I adore
As I follow the path to Calv'ry;
Of Thy death I partake,
My ambition I forsake--
All my will I surrender to Thee.


Born to die upon Calvary,
Jesus suffered my sin to forgive;
Born to die upon Calvary,
He was wounded that I might live.

~Ron Hamilton~

(Love this song!)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

12 Days of Christmas in NM #9

Tonight is our "Christmas Eve". I had quite a few eggs to use up before our 2 week trip so our supper was actually "breakfast".
To go along with the bacon and eggs I made "Green-Chili Grits".

2 TB butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 C water
1/2 C grits
1/2 C cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp chili powder
1 TB parsley flakes
1 tsp cilantro flakes
2 eggs, beaten
2 whole roasted green chiles ( I used frozen ) seeded, and coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter or spray a casserole dish ( I used iron skillet ). Saute' onions in butter until translucent. In another saucepan, boil water, stir in grits, and cook (stirring occasionally) for 30 minutes. (For instant grits, follow package directions). When grits are thick and have a creamy texture, add sauteed onions and remaining ingredients. Stir until well mixed. Pour mixture into dish and bake for 80 minutes or until set.

Recipe was found in this cute little cookbook.

12 Days of Christmas in NM #8

Shhhhh! Don't tell the boys! Just finished their stockings boots. Actually, until their feet get big enough we'll have to use Daddy and Momma's boots. ;)

Nothing extravagant......the older 2 got a pair of socks, a car, and some snacks for our Christmas trip back east (if they'll last that long....).
I think they turned out adorable and I know they'll love them!!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

12 Days of Christmas in NM #7

Earlier this week we hosted our church's Christmas party (about 35 folks total....a blessing!!). I wanted to have Eggnog Punch so I decorated this area just for it.
The star has been part of our decor for several years now, but I sent Hubby to Lowe's to get some battery operated lights to wrap around it. Really gave it some "bling"!! ;)
The book "A Cowboy Christmas" was found on Amazon. My boys enjoy listening to me read it and one of their favorite parts is about the bear getting the chuck wagon. (ha ha ha)
The stuffed snowman and punch bowl were also already a part of the household. It's fun digging around and finding things to decorate with!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

12 Days of Christmas in NM #6

Baking Christmas cookies!! One of the traditions I've taken part in since early childhood. Of course, I wanted my children to experience it as well so yesterday we had a friend from church over to do just that. We baked and baked for several hours. Lots of fun!!