Monday, November 30, 2009

Yummy....Leftover Success!

1 onion, chopped and sautéed in 1/3 cup butter;
slice and add undercooked carrots from Sunday's crock pot roast;
combine 1/2 cup flour-1/2 tsp salt-1/4 tsp pepper-1/4 tsp paprika; stir into carrots and onion until blended. Stir in 2 and 1/2 cups chicken broth and 1/2 cup milk. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Stir in chopped up leftover turkey and undercooked potatoes from Sunday's crock pot roast. Keep warm. Stir up Sage Biscuits: 2 cups flour, 2 t. baking powder, 1 t. salt, 1 1/2 t. sage; work in 1/3 cup oil, and stir in up to 2/3 cups milk till all is moistened. Knead gently 8- 10 times, press into 8" round, cut into 6-8 wedges and place on top of turkey mixture. Bake, uncovered for 30 min. or until biscuits are browned!

Not only did this turn out pleasing to the eye and palate-- but
on his way in, Ron invited the neighbor for lunch! Love it when it works out like that! :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Unassuming Deer Slayer

Yes, that is Anna holding a muzzleloader. And yes, that is her kneeling by the doe she just shot.
And yes, she is smiling.
And so is Luke.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Serena Kay Has Arrived!

With exceedingly glad hearts and thankfulness,
we announce the arrival of Serena Kay!
July 31st. 7# 3 oz and thriving!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cousin Reunion!

My brother had a high school class reunion in town Saturday night, I think something like his 10th ;) He and his wife dropped their tribe off at our house, donned their evening attire and headed for the Country Club!
Little did they know the Real Party was happening at our house!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Time For Rejoicing!

Daniel and Andria have announced their Engagement and forthcoming Wedding, giving a whole new definition to 'short engagement'! Excitement and Anticipation reign! Stress and anxiousness beaten down daily!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Love You Guys!

"A sentence from Psalm 101 has been both challenging and convicting for me: 'I will walk in my house with blameless heart' (Psalm 101-2, NIV). When God speaks to me about being more loving, this verse reminds me to make application in my family first—and then to others. It forces me to ask, 'Am I more spiritual, more loving, or more fun somewhere else? Who gets my best—my family or others?'"
-- Jean Fleming

I read this at the bottom of an email I received this morning and just had to share it.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Big Day for Mia!

A beautiful day for a ride........

Mia suspects we took a wrong turn!

Just a little 'pinch' and it will be all over!

Empathetic bystanders!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Of UpWords and Birthdays!

Anna and I (along with Mia) traveled up north Friday afternoon to celebrate Nana's birthday (her 91st). After supper, we put our pj's on early. Nana had an assortment of robes for us to choose from and once we made our choice, we settled in for an evening of UpWords and fudge! What a great combination! Nana is quite the party girl....we finished up our last game about 1:00 a.m. and headed off to bed. We had a late breakfast, and carrot cake and ice cream for lunch! Andria showed up just in time for a quick picture before we hit the road for home!
and oh yes, Mia behaved famously, winning the hearts of friends and neighbors that stopped by!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

And They Called It Puppy Love

We are having so much fun with Mia! She loves the Big Dogs and they pretty much ignore her!
She is like built-in entertainment for us, constantly trying to amuse or engage us. If we're not paying attention to her, she'll find something she shouldn't have and parade by, head held high and tail wagging!