Monthly Archives: February 2015

Snowy Thursday

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a good week so far.  Things are good here.  We are enjoying another snow.  We got about 5-6 in. here last night.   I know there are many people who do not enjoy snow but I am not one of them.  I can deal with snow any time over ice.  Now with that said, I am VERY much looking forward to spring, warm temperature, picnics with friends and gardening.

I tried a new snow cream recipe today and I do believe it is the best I have ever eaten.  I plan on posting the recipe in just a little bit.  We think making snow cream makes snow days much more fun.

Jess had a doctors appointment yesterday for her and John Luke.  All seems to be going well for both of them.  His arrival date is April 18th.  My birthday is the 17th and Dave’s is the 19th.  We think it would be amazing for him to be born between our birthdays.  Jess thinks it would be amazing if he decided to be born a little earlier than that.   Oh well, all in God’s time.

That’s about it for now.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Good Morning!

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Good morning everyone!  I took this picture this morning looking through the glass at the morning sun.  It looked so pretty.  Definitely cold here but very beautiful.  -2 degrees regular temperature with wind chills in the -20’s with 25 mph winds.  But you know March is almost here so spring is coming!

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Same beautiful scenery, I just stepped out on the front deck to take this picture.  God is so good to show us beauty in everything He does.

We had GOOD NEWS yesterday from the doctor concerning Hubby’s scan.  The tumors are still responding to the chemo, they are still shrinking.  Everything is a go for 3 more months of chemo.  So far, the chemo hasn’t been too hard on him and that is a huge blessings.  We appreciate your prayers and ask that you would continue to pray for us.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Beautiful But Cold

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Good morning everyone!  It is beautiful here in Floyd today.  As you can see, we have some snow.  The main thing here today is the temperature.  We are -2 degrees with a wind chill of -20.  Our wind is about 40 mph with gusts close to 50 mph.  I took this picture this morning in one of the rare moments when the wind wasn’t blowing.  We were hoping for enough snow to make snow cream today but I think the wind has blown most of it away.

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We had our valentine dinner at church yesterday evening.  So much good fun.  The youth do the dinner as a fund raiser.  It really surprised me to see how many people showed up.  Of course, I think all of wished we had left just a little earlier.  The roads were terrible coming home.  We tried to come home our normal route but it was too bad.  We had to turn around and try another way.  Then when we got out on the main road it wasn’t much better.  But praise the Lord as far as I know everyone made it home safely.  I am SO glad Hubby changed his mind and decided to go with us.

This little cold snap is expected to stay with us for a while.  Monday they are calling for snow, 12 in. or more.  Then temperatures in the negative numbers which will put the wind chill down really low.  We really can’t complain though as so far we have had a really mild winter.  I think Jess would disagree with me but it IS true.  I have pictures to prove what some of our winters have been like.

I think today is definitely a snuggle in day.  I think I’ll make a pot of homemade soup.  Enjoy your day, stay warm and God bless.

 

 

 

 

Sushi

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We had such a good time Saturday evening making our sushi.  I am told these are actually called California rolls as Jess could not have raw fish.  Anyway whatever you call them they were delicious.  It was fun learning how to do something new.

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And then just because in pregnant world somehow homemade hot fudge cake goes with sushi, we had this for dessert.  I made buttermilk chocolate cake and hot fudge sauce.    I tried to make a link for these recipes but I couldn’t get it to work.  The recipes though can be found on my blog under desserts.  The only difference was I used milk chocolate chips instead of semi sweet in the fudge sauce.  It gave it a different taste, almost like chocolate caramel.  I really liked it as I am a huge caramel fan.

So next, just to make everyone go, YUCK, I want to show you the splinter that came out of my finger.

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That’s right everyone say wow!  To be truthful, it really felt like it should be much bigger.  I pulled part of it out last week and thought I had gotten it all.  But then it started to hurt, really bad.  Our pastor’s wife, Bumblebee, knows a lot about essential oils.  I showed my finger to her and she gave me some oil to put on it.  She said it would draw the splinter out.  She was right.  I put it on my finger 3 times yesterday and this morning it was up to the top of the skin and was very easy to pull out.   Amazing!

Temperatures have been WONDERFUL here for the last few days.  It was mid fortys here this morning when we got up.  We actually enjoyed our morning coffee outside on the green swing.  How amazing is that!!

Well, that’s it for now.  I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

Wendy’s Frosty

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Hello everyone!  I just finished making this ice cream which I must say is very good.  I am not a big chocolate person.  I know, go figure, right.  But this ice cream tastes just like Wendy’s frostys which I do like because they do not taste super chocolately.

I got the recipe from here-http://www.popsugar.com/food/Wendy-Chocolate-Frosty-Recipe-35304956  I think one of the reason I like it is that it is simple.  Only three ingredients.  I really like that.

Tomorrow we will be making sushi at Jessica’s.  Very exciting.  I will try to get pictures to show you all.  This will be our first attempt at making sushi at home.  Hopefully all will go good.  We’ll see.  We are always up for trying new things.

Time for me to start supper.  We are having chicken stir fry and of course Wendys frostys for dessert.  I hope you all have a great weekend and God bless.

Cookies

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I spent some time today making these sugar cookies.  Sugar cookies are mine and Daniels favorite.  I made up a batch of dough and then put them on a cookie sheet and froze them.

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After they are frozen, I store them in the freezer for future use.  All I have to do is take them out and bake them.  It makes cookie making much easier.  I like to do this with chocolate chip, oatmeal and molasses.

On Sunday, we helped the Horns celebrate Madison’s sixteenth birthday.  She is such a special, beautiful young lady.

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IMG_1332Well, I better get busy on supper.  We are having roast chicken, rice and green beans.  I hope you all have a wonderful evening and God bless.