Tuesday, June 28, 2011

so sorry to disappoint...

so sorry to disappoint you stormie, but no mommy is not having a baby Justin Bieber.

Stormie: mommy. you have a baby justin bieber in your tummy?

me: nooooo....

Stormie: i want my own baby beiber with blue eyes. no, mom. i want three babies.

me: SILENT...i have nothing.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

i fed my family Tater Tot...

i fed my family tater tot casserole on thursday. if you watch the duggers, then you know exactly what it is.

this is the closest i'll ever become to being michelle dugger. i once tried to speak in her soft voice, but it didnt work on my crazies. so i went back to sinning. its a good thing god loves sinners. he told me.

out of 3 kids, only 1 ate it. i think the lack of color kinda frightened them. on the bright side, my hubby and i had seconds...so yummy. as you can tell, this isn't the healthiest of meals, but since i'm the one knocked up, then i get to pick what we eat. this is not my photo...mine didnt come out this pretty. you can see the photo, and the VERY simple recipe i used at Cooking with Carrie.

Friday, June 17, 2011

mikie. you should know...

mikie. you should know that i see you.

i see how handsome you are.
i see how hard you work for us.
i see you tired but still playing hide and seek.
i see you staring at me when i'm not looking.
i see you trying to be a better daddy every.single.day.

i see you. and you are still the
keeper of my heart.

Happy Fathers Day.


I haven't participated in the I Heart Faces fix it friday in a long time! i'm glad to be get my editing skills some practice. here are my fixes...


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

FULL of words Wednesday

i dont have the will power to share JUST a photo...

i was looking at old photos...stormie was just 2 months old...

mike and stormie. a love story that began when we met her in the NICU at 10 days old. he hasn't been able to take his eyes off of her since. i am so lucky that god gave him the same kind of love for children in foster care. the ability to love ANY child in our home. i am so glad god gave him to us.


Monday, June 13, 2011

we took our kids...

we took our kids camping for the first time! what an experience! we have so many great memories, can't wait to do it again.

Midsummer Joys
by Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.

Give me the joys of summer,
Of SUMMER QUEEN so fair,

With wealth of lovely flowers
And fruits and sun-kissed air!

Talk not to me of winter
With ice and frost and snow,
Nor changing spring and autumn
When howling winds will blow.

No, I will take the joys
Of SUMMER every time,
So to this Queen of Seasons
I dedicate my rhyme.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

when i think of paula...

when i think of paula dean i think BUTTER. totally a good thing. because butter makes everything better. my sister discovered this recipe for Gorilla Bread and within a matter of seconds we were in the kitchen attempting to make it.
Chocolate Gorilla Bread

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
  • 2 tubes refrigerated crescent roll dough (12 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 bananas, sliced 1/4-inch to make thick 48 slices
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped
  • Cooking Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a Bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray. Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon. In a small saucepan, melt the brown sugar with the butter over low heat.

    Break open the crescent roll packages and separate the triangles of dough. Brush each triangle with sweetened condensed milk and top with 2 banana slices and 1 teaspoon chocolate chips; fold the edges of the triangle together and seal. Sprinkle each with 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar.

    Place half of the walnuts in the pan and top with half of the dough packets. Pour half of the brown sugar-butter mixture over the dough and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon sugar. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Bake for 1 hour, until puffed, golden brown, and firm to the touch. Transfer the pan to a rack and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Place a platter on top of the pan and invert. Serve warm.

  • SO sorry for the horrible FINAL photo...but i was KINDA in a hurry to eat em'. SO delish. Paula Your Da' Man.

    Monday, June 6, 2011

    i call people fool...

    i call people fool on a daily basis.

    after 35 years of sitting in church, this weekend i learned what the bible says about that.

    (Matthew 5:22) - "... and whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell."

    i'm guessing i'm on the elevator headed down.