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I was poking around through some of the blogs I follow and noticed “2011 Highlights” Figured I would give that a shot too! Here is a bit of our year, not in perfect order. We moved BACK into our little house on Maple Street and kept it for sale Jeremiah played in snow for the [...]

Photo Verses

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I was just browsing through all my old photos and saw these. I used to enjoy using a photo and adding a verse to it. The top one is a photo I found on the web, and the middle is a photo from a game I play, World of Warcraft. To explain THAT photo, it’s [...]

Eggs a-la-Goldenrod

This is a very old pic, but it gives an idea of how the meal looks.

  This is a VERY yummy meal! I look forward to it each year. It’s simple, warm and delicious.  We like to add sausage links to the meal as well. They are not in this picture, because I just made the main dish that year. Print Eggs a-la-Goldenrod Ingredients8 TBS Butter 8 TBS Flour 1 [...]

Lists, Lists and My Memory?!

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Ok, so I probably am not going to write a list on this blog, even though the title implies LOTS of lists. haha I am referring to how much has to be done to this house. A lot of major changes have happened. Carpet, tub, painting etc.  While there is still some bigger projects (painting [...]

Tips for Fostering An Avid Reader : Guest Post

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This afternoon, I have a guest post from Emily Patterson. Enjoy! A Love For Reading Begins at an Early Age: Tips for Fostering An Avid Reader Submitted by Emily Patterson on behalf of Primrose Schools. Primrose is more than day care, its where teachers provide students with plenty of time for creative expression, sports, drama, [...]

Our Christmas (LOTS of Pictures!)

We had a wonderful Christmas with our family this year. It was nice to have 3 children around this time. Makes present opening so much more entertaining. Jeremiah and Noah’s cousin, Aunt and Uncle(My brother) all visited this year. We had Christmas on Christmas Eve this year. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. There [...]

A Dish Washing Tip

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For a long time now I have been using Dawn soap. I would use the standard small original scent container. Until one day, while wanting to add cuteness to my kitchen I bought this: I wasn’t sure what to put into the pump container. I had thought hand soap, but then decided on Dawn soap. [...]

His Birth and Our New Birth by Oswald Chambers

’Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,’ which is translated, ’God with us’ —Matthew 1:23   His Birth in History. “. . . that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God (Luke 1:35). Jesus Christ was born [...]

Hanukkah/Potatoes Latkes

Hanukkah/Potatoes Latkes

My family each year sets a day aside around Christmas to celebrate Hanukkah. We have some Potato Latkes, meat, sour cream, apple sauce and grape juice. It’s a very yummy meal and a fun time with the family. The Classic Potato Latkes are the “center” of the meal really for us. Although I tend to [...]

Our REAL Christmas Tree & Some Before/After Pictures

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So I was just going to post today about the Christmas tree. But I decided to add the living room. More pictures to give you all an idea of what it looks like with furniture. We did not put up a Christmas tree until late yesterday afternoon. We didn’t want to have the tree all [...]