Spring is Coming

20160404_112015Look how pretty our rhubarb is!  Soon we will be having rhubarb dumplings.  Maybe next week, Jess?

20160404_111946This is our early spring bed.  Everything is coming along nicely.  Soon we will be enjoying fresh greens.  I love it!

20160403_120322Pictures of chalk art from church yesterday.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Caramel frappuccino

1/2 cup cold strong coffee, 3 Tablespoons sugar, 1 cup milk, 2 cups ice, 3 Tablespoons caramel sundae syrup or caramel coffee syrup. In a blender, blend until ice is crushed and smooth. Top with whip cream and a drizzle of caramel sundae syrup. Maked 2 large drinks.  *I used heavy whipping cream instead of milk and honey in place of the sugar.*

 

I got this recipe from a comment on this blog left by a lady named Brenda Putman http://www.littlehouseliving.com/cheap-starbucks-ice-cream-and.html

Colts Foot

20160228_131240Our first colts foot that we have spotted for the year.  Isn’t it beautiful?  These cheerful little blooms will soon be everywhere.

Today has been absolutely wonderful.  The temperature was low 60’s, tons of sunshine.  We enjoyed a cookout at Jessica’s.  Our first one at their new home.  We had chicken on the grill, corn on the cob, macaroni salad and homemade bread.  Fun times!!

I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

Another Beach Picture

IMG_1834I will be posting a lot of these beach pictures.  As I am sure you all can guess, I have quite a few of them.  In this picture, Grace is working on taking a picture of a bug.  I just can’t tell you all how much we really enjoyed that trip.  We are SO looking forward to going back soon.

Hubby is starting a new round of chemo, a totally different type for us.  He is seriously broken out with a rash which we thought was not good.  Yesterday at the doctor’s office though she practically did a happy dance when she saw him.  She said the more severe the rash, the better the medicine is working.  Who knew!  I think Hubby wishes it would really work without the having the rash but it is what it is.

Tomorrow is church day and I hope you all have blessed Sunday.

Jekyll Island-Oct. 2015

IMG_1811IMG_1854The girls and I took a vacation trip last October.  Dave, Jess and kids went too.  It was an AWESOME time!!  Hubby stayed home as he thought it might be too much for him.  We stayed a week at Jekyll Island GA.  Here are two of my favorite pictures.  If you look closely, you can see Daniel in the water behind Julie.  David and Jess pulled their camper down and left it in a little town close to Jekyll.  The camper is just too big to pull back and forth and besides it is much easier to go for a visit if the camper is already down there.

That’s all for today.  I hope to share more beach pictures tomorrow.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Amaryllis

IMG_1900It has been a really long time since I have made a post.  I am trying to learn how to transfer pictures from my phone to this blog as most pictures I take now are with my phone (thanks to Jess).  Anyway, this is just a short post to hopefully get me back in the habit of blogging.  This is a picture of our amaryllis.  The bulb was given to us as a Christmas gift.  I have never had one before but I most definitely love them.  Anyone familar with them?  Not sure what I do with it after the bloom is gone.  I guess I’ll have to research it.

We have had our first major snow of 2016.  I think we had probably 15 in. with drifts much deeper.  Anyway, we have enjoyed 4 days of being snuggled in.  My last day out was Thursday.  George had a chemo treatment on that day.    Well, I hope everyone has a great day and God bless.

Homemade Pimento Cheese

I got this recipe from Southern Living

Basic Pimiento Cheese Recipe
Ingredients

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. finely grated onion
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
1 (8-oz.) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
1 (8-oz.) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in cheese. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa

9 cups fresh peaches, peeled and chopped
2 T lemon or lime juice (fresh or bottled)
4 cups fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 large sweet green peppers, diced
1 large sweet red pepper, diced
2 cups onions, diced
2 T dried crushed red pepper flakes (or fresh hot peppers if you wish. Add more or less to your desired heat level)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (or use fresh parsley if you don’t care for cilantro)
1 cup apple cider vinegar
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 T honey
2 T clear gel if desired to thicken 

Mix peaches with lime or lemon juice. Combine all ingredients in large pot. Bring to boil over medium heat and cook for five or six minutes. Remove from heat. Ladle into canning jars. Screw on lids and process in boiling water canner for 10 minutes.  Makes 8 pts.

I got this recipe from http://homejoys.blogspot.com/2013/07/new-recipe-for-peach-salsa.html

Peach Salsa

IMG_1739Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a great day.  We are trying something new here today.  We are making peach salsa.  I got the recipe from here.  Ours looks a little different from hers as  we are using white peaches.  They were given to us by Tom and Sally.  You all remember them.  He was our previous pastor before Shannon.  Jess was the one who gave us the idea of making peach salsa.  She was supposed to help make it however she has been very sick.  We spent many hours in the emergency room with her.  I think they have come to the conclusion she has Lyme disease.  This is so bad here in Floyd.  So many people have gotten it.  You all probably remember Grace had it last summer.    Speaking of Grace, she had a great time at camp and is already looking forward to going again next year.

This new chemo has been a little harder on Hubby than the other one was.  The doctor wants him to stay on it for 3 months and then she will run another scan to see how the cancer is responding to it.  Your prayers are as always so appreciated.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Veggies and Stuff

IMG_1715Hello everyone!  Lots of things have been going on here in Floyd.  For one, the garden is producing very well.  I am trying something different for us this year in the garden.  We have tried planting all our crops in 2-3 week intervals.  My thinking is to have fresh produce all summer long.  Example, we just finished one section of green beans and corn and another section is ready to start picking.  No huge amounts at one time-just enough to can and eat.  It is keeping us busy but not overwhelming.  I like that.  With all we have going on right now it is working really well for us.

Hubby is scheduled to begin a new round of chemo next week.  This is a different type of chemo than what he has taken before with different side effects.  We are praying it will not be too hard on him.

IMG_1714Grace on her way to camp for the first time.  Both Julie and Grace have volunteered at this camp for a couple of years now but this time Grace will be a camper.  She was SO excited!

11390016_935083396543911_7320861737145804896_nJulie has a part time job at The Bread Basket here in Floyd.  She loves it.  My girls are growing up!

Enjoy your day and God bless.