In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Lovely Idea....

Our Ladies' Department Borrowed a lovely idea from another church in our fellowship. We threw a big Birthday Bash in honor of all our ladies. Guests were seated according to the season they were born in. For example, the bottom right picture that features beach balls and twirly wind thingys hanging from the ceiling, is the Summer Babies' table.

Each lady prepared a dish or a desert.
The Mini Cup Cake Tower was my contribution.
I must pause here and thank my mother-in-law
for helping me finish those little guys.
She is pictured in the top left photo adding shimmer sprinkles.


I had a blast.
The food was delicious, the games hilarious, and the memories priceless.
Thank you Sisters:
Danita, Jennifer, Betsy, Gail, & Karen.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Recipe Requested By Egghead....

Orange Poppy Seed Bread
  • 4 1/2 C. all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 C. sugar
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. grated orange peel
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C. milk
  • 1 C. orange juice
  • 1/4 C. butter, melted

1.) In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Stir in nuts and orange peel.

2.) In a small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, orange juice, and butter(melted). Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour into 2 greased 8in. x 4in. x 2in. loaf pans.

3.) Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 min. or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 mins. before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: 2 loaves


Saturday, September 12, 2009

My Early Birthday Feast....

Hubby has to work tomorrow ;-( so we decided to celebrate tonight. It has been raining all day, so we decided to dine at home. Our menu was: Marinated Steak, Sauteed Green Beans, and
5 Cheese Raviolis.
I must say
-It was yummy-
Sorry this blog hasn't been super interesting lately, but I have been really busy lately. I have reached the point in my education courses where it gets really intense. We're finally gettin down to the "nitty gritty" so to speak.
Well....I will try to post a little more frequently.
Now I have to get ready for "Promotion Sunday"
I love watching all of the kiddies receive their awards.
I can't wait for church tomorrow!
God has truly been stirring things up around here.
Love & Prayers,

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Jogging Suit Makeover....

While I was temporarily a member of the Eva Alabama church during our escape from Katrina, I noticed that several of the sisters had really snazzy jogging suits. When I enquired about them I was told that they were converted pant suits. To that point I had seen converted pants, but they all had the little triangle piece added to the front and back. These skirts had straight seems and were slightly A-line for mobility.
After trying to remember the instructions I went to the Family Dollar and purchased a jacket in my size and a pair of pants that were two sizes too big.
I cut all of the pant seems apart, turned the now open leg pieces upside down, and twisted them sideways.
The ankles became the beginnings of a waist and the side seems became the front seems.
I cut about 7 inches off of the waist, hemmed it(that became the bottom).
I added a piece of elastic at the top and then sewed up the sides.