Thursday, May 24, 2012

I love this story...............

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

John 15:5 "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing."

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sweet tea

2 unflavored black tea bags. 2 Hy-Vee Orange and Spice tea bags. 1/3 cup of sugar. 2 quarts of water. On stove bring 5 cups of water to boil. Drop tea bags into boiling water; take off of heat, steep 5 to 10 minutes. Fill a 2 quart pitcher 1/3 full of hot water, add 1/3 cup of sugar, and stir. Remove tea bags, pour tea mixture into pitcher, stir, and serve over ice. Preferably, in a mason jar. Enjoy.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cow Parsley in a white pitcher........

" Ah! I see mine is not the first offering, nor the most elegant. I am afraid I obtained these from an obliging field."- Willoughby

Friday, September 9, 2011


December is joyous; I love to celebrate Jesus’ birth with an advent wreath, scripture reading and hymn singing in the candle light. The rest of the winter reminds me of that Campbell’s soup commercial where the snowman sits down and starts eat soup then melts into a delightful little plaid clad boy. Homey and warm.

March to May I am outside digging in my own dirt. After all, I have been planning gardens and landscape themes since February. The happiness of children playing outside without having to worry about losing fingers to frostbite.

June-August is jam packed! Our days are filled with play dates, Vacation Bible School, swimming pools and library programs. Moonlight movies, camping and trips to the zoo all while trying to avoid heat stroke and mosquitoes.

Then there is September. Just when the outdoor temperature is comfortable, the apples ripen for picking and the smell of kettle corn fills the air. That is when I am ready to roam. Oh, how I adore driving down a country road, window down, and eye’s surveying the country side, heart thrilling at hidden creeks or quick little peeks of ancient farm houses down a dirt road.
Every weekend is a treat! We enjoy stopping by Weston Red Barn Farm to gaze at the gorgeous piece of land before buying a peck of apples. Strolling thru Weston, Mo shops hoping to find a small treasure then watching our kids playing in the park behind center of town. Hopping in the car and heading a couple of miles away to Atchison, KS looking at all the neat old houses. The thrill of standing on a dock watching as the mighty MO floats, swiftly past.
And all the festivals! Oh my! Jamesport, Mo Heritage Days and Amish Quilt shows, Weston’s Applefest, fall on the farm at Watkins Mill State Park. Louisburg, Ks Ciderfest just to name a few.
I am very happily situated among all these fun places to visit and I cannot wait to start day tripping!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What's for dinner tonite....

Slow-cooker Bbq Chicken Sandwiches

24 oz boneless, skinleess Chicken breasts
3/4 cup Bbq sauce
1/4 cup Italian dressing
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp chicken broth ( or water)

Put chicken in slow-cooker. In a bowl, combine bbq sauce, dressing, brown sugar and worcestershire sauce. Pour over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
Remove chicken to cutting board and shred. In a small bowl mix cornstarch and water. Stir in to sauce in slowcooker, cover and continue cooking on low 45 minutes. Serve on buns. YUM!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

T.V. for Jesus

Travel the Road is an awesome program. Two missionaries document their own experences serving Christ. They share information and news about places like Rowanda, Dafur, Sudan from a biblical world veiw. I have learned so much from this program.
The images they capture are breathtaking and heartbreaking.
I watch this program on TBN on Saturday nights, they also have DVD's avilable to purchase.
Their website is