Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sketch #8

Here is my take this weeks sketch.
I made it into a two page layout.
I had so many pictures from the Shamu shamu.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Shack

My church is starting a book club . I plan to follow the reading list this year. The waiting list at the library for this book is 90 people long. I saw a friend at church carrying the book and asked if they were enjoying it. I spoke about the long waiting list and she said she just finished the book. She then let me take the book home to read!!!! THANK YOU!

So I read The Shack, by William P. Young in one day. It is a good fictional story. It gave me a great deal to think about. I don't want to give anything away. So if you have read this book and wish to discuss it, please feel free to email me.
One thing I can share are the quotes that are at the beginning of each chapter. So I will be putting them at the end of my daily entries.
Have a blessed day.
"The soul is healed by being with children" -Fyodor Dostoevsky

Monday, February 23, 2009

Motivation


So began my Monday with my usual walk with my doggy, Blue. The wind was really kicking, so that made me walk a bit faster;). After my walk I started cleaning up:

Swiffering led to, sweeping which led to, scrubbing the floor, while on my knees I noticed how dirty the cabinets were (YUK), so I washed those.... an hour later my kitchen area was sparkling.
Have a good day everyone!




I have lost my mojo for cooking.

I seem to be cooking the same thing over and over.

I am looking forward to warmer wearther so I can grill!

So this week I will be cooking:

Pork Chops

Spaghetti

Tacos

Breakfast for Dinner

Pizza

Meatloaf

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Walking in the Mist

Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30

Friday, February 20, 2009

Jason Mraz -I'm Yours (live)

Here is what Annie is listening to today. I like this one too.

Whatcha Listening to???

I really enjoy just sitting and listening to music on my I Pod. So I thought I would ask you guys what is on yours. I use the word I Pod to cover, MP3 player, tape player, record player, Discman, or just the radio. If you can find the song on You Tube put the link in your comment so I can take a listen.

Have a blessed day.

Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises. —Psalm 98:4

How Great Is Our God

This is what is playing on my IPod right now. Have a blessed day.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sketch #7


One more lighthouse layout down!
Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Say hello to Sammy!

My son had the opportunity to "play" the role of Sammy the Seagull this past weekend at Salisbury.
I saw these pictures on Facebook and I had to share them with you.
I know they will make you smile!
Enjoy the rest of the pictures.








Monday, February 16, 2009

Aquarium

Today we went to the Baltimore Aquarium. It was PACKED! So we chugged through the crowds and didn't stay long. We did capture some cool video. Enjoy.
video video

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Layouts


Just a couple of layouts I did lately. Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Frisbee Golf

We went to visit Chris down in DC on Sunday. We asked that he take us somewhere outside since it was in the 60's.
So he took us to a local park in Fairfax, VA.
This park had a huge lake, trails, and a frisbee golf course.
A picture of the "hole". There are 18 holes, just like a regular golf course.

Here are the men trying to find the basket in the woods.
Sarah giving it a good throw!
Here I am attempting to throw the disc!
This is the "hole". It is a wire basket with chains on a pole.
You have to toss your frisbee from 100 - 300 yards through the woods and land in this basket. Ya, right??
Here is my trio, resting on the last hole. We had a great time.
Thanks, Chris for taking us here.





Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sketch #5


I finished this layout quickly this week. I am still chugging along with my lighthouse pages. I think this is number 15! I am halfway done.....


Have a blessed day.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Cravings



I have been craving cheesecake lately. We have a resturant called The Cheesecake Factory nearby. A slice of this heavenly cheesecake costs on average 7.50.
I have been on the, no going out to eat fling. We have done real good. I think it has been at least three weeks since our last meal out. Even then, we used a giftcard for that meal.
Well, all that blabber has led me to my creation of Turtle Cheesecake!!!! I must say it is quite wonderful. I made mine for 5.00 for 12 slices! The recipe is from the Betty Crocker cookbook.
TURTLE CHEESECAKE

1 1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers cookies (about 40)
1/4cup butter or stick margarine, melted
2(8-ounce) packages (each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/4 cup hot fudge ice cream topping
1 cup caramel ice cream topping
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1. Heat oven to 350°. Mix cookie crumbs and butter in medium bowl. Press firmly against bottom and side of pie plate, 9 X 1 1/4 inches.
2. Beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Pour half of the mixture into pie plate.
3. Add hot fudge topping to remaining cream cheese mixture in bowl; beat on low speed until smooth. Spoon over vanilla mixture in pie plate. Swirl mixtures slightly with tip of knife.
4. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until center is set. (Do not insert knife into cheesecake because the hole may cause cheesecake to crack as it cools.) Cool at room temperature 1 hour. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled. Serve with caramel topping and pecans. Store covered in refrigerator.