Thursday, April 28, 2011

Please take a moment to pray for families in the tornadoes.

Please pray for all who have lost everything or just their peace of mind.

Here is a family who has lost everything.

I will post more as I see them.

Thank you

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Please Pray for a sweet baby.

One of the families in our homeschooling group is in crisis.  Their precious boy is in Texas Children's Hospital.  He is eight months old.

This is what I got from the family:

Please pray for Christain Daniel.  On Tuesday, April 19th, Christian was admitted to Texas Children's Hospital and the following day diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis.  His parents Jack and Danielle have previously endured the heart breaking loss of their son, Jackson to SIDS at five months, seven years ago.  The Smith family is asking for prayers and a miracle for their son Christian.  Please join us in praying for Christian for healing and a full recovery.  Please also pray for this sisters, Kyleigh and Jillian who are staying with another homeschool family.

If you crochet or knit, I am collecting 6 1/2 inch blocks to make afghans to raffle, auction, etc to help raise money.  The family hit their insurance cap Thursday night.  Plus they live about a 45 minute drive to the hospital.  Mom is living in the hospital room.  Plus we would like to raise money to buy gift cards from Kroger or Walmart for the family who is caring for the two girls.  Email me for my addy for 6 1/2 inch blocks.

If God is moving you to donate, please also email me and I will send you the address of the bank where an account is set up for the family for donations.

Mostly all we can do at this point is pray.  Pray that the doctors can help this boy, pray for the family in this stressful time, pray for the girls that are staying with another family. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I am expecting a link to his blog from another homeschool Mom.  As soon as I get it, I will post it.

Here is the link:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

In stitch heaven!!

Ok, here it is.   (WARNING: PHOTO HEAVY)

Here is the link for this pattern:


We hit 90 yesterday.  It is so hot and muggy, yet dry as a bone.  They said that it is the driest it has been since 1917.  So we are praying for rain.  Especially for the fires that are burning much of the top part of Texas.

Have a beautiful Easter Weekend.  God Bless.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Nursing shawl finished

Just wanted to share a picture of the nursing shawl that I made.  I am getting ready to make a matching baby blanket.

Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Sunday!

Too cute for words.  LOL

Friday, April 15, 2011

Return to pictures

We went to NASA yesterday.  It was really interesting.  It is really a shame that they won't put a Shuttle there.  That is really where it came from.  Lots to see.

Today is park day.  So I will leave it there.  Take care and have a wonderful day.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

This made my skin crawl.


We all want to be sure about what we read.  But we want to be sure to check where our food comes from.

I don't usually boycott things.  But this really got to me.  Please take the time to read this.  The gentleman has his info for contact at the end.  As Americans, we should be outraged about this.  For me personally, I am sick about slapping American cattle farmers in the face.  I have only lived in Texas for two years, but I love it and our farmers here.

God Bless.

A Must Read about Mc Donalds ~ this is a good decent man who took the time to write this and he signed the statement and included his contact info.

Please Read on:

I'm sure those of you who aren't in the cattle business don't understand the issues here. But to those of us whose living depends on the cattle market, selling cattle, raising the best beef possible... This is frustrating. This will keep us from ever stopping there again, even for a drink. The original message is from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association American cattle producers are very passionate about this.

McDonald's claims that there is not enough beef in the USA to support their restaurants. Well, we know that is not so. Our opinion is they are looking to save money at our expense. The sad thing of it is that the people of the USA are the ones who made McDonald's successful in the first place, but we are not good enough to provide beef.

We personally are no longer eating at McDonald's, which I am sure does not make an impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an impact felt.

All Americans that sell cows at a livestock auction barn had to sign a paper stating that we do NOT EVER feed our cows any part of another cow..
South Americans are not required to do this as of yet.McDonald's has announced that they are going to start importing much of their beef from South America . The problem is that South Americans aren't under the same regulations as American beef producers, and the regulations they have are loosely controlled.

They can spray numerous pesticides on their pastures that have been banned here at home because of residues found in the beef. They can also use various hormones and growth regulators that we can't. The American public needs to be aware of this problem and that they may be putting themselves at risk from now on by eating at good old McDonald's.

American ranchers raise the highest quality beef in the world and this is what Americans deserve to eat. Not beef from countries where quality is loosely controlled. Therefore, I am proposing a boycott of McDonald's until they see the light.

I'm sorry but everything is not always about the bottom line, and when it comes to jeopardizing my family's health, that is where I draw the line.

I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ...and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers!

(I did a bit more....90!...mtc)

I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you? Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on..

David W. Forrest, Ph.D ., PAS, Dipl.
ACAP Department of Animal Science
Texas A&M University
Phone (979) 845-3560
Fax (979) 862-3399
2471 TAMU College Station , TX 77843-2471

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

In my yard

I walked around and just snapped some pictures.

More to come tomorrow.

Please stop at my friends site for wonderful handmade body products and more.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Here's my swap pictures!!

I was in an Easter/Spring swap.

My partner was Cat from Kittycatcrossstitch.

Thank you so very much!!  I got it today and it felt like Christmas.

I had to take two pictures to fit it all in where you can see it all.

Ok, here is the run down:  Rooster coffee cup, Rooster pen, Rooster recipe box, Spa socks, Spa kit, Spa CD, Spa bag, painted cross, needlepoint cross, beaded necklace with a star on it, swedish fish, egg full of candy crosses, egg ornie, Easter kitchen set.  Plus for Bri, Tink crayons, a Little Pony color book, Stickers, and a spiral creation kit.  It reminds me of spiralgraph from when we were little. 

Phew!!  I feel very spoiled.

Also, here is a not so great pic of me.  But everyone wants to see my red hair.

Here is my hubby:

Last, but not least, Bri:

Ok.  That should do it.  LOL

You can head over to Parsley's blog to see the other swaps.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Looks like dinner to me!!

This is my sister and her catch.  Her and her friend were fishing in Lake Erie.  OMGosh, look at those teeth on that fish.  LOL

It is suppose to rain today.  I hope that we do because it is really dry here. 

Bri is sick, so it will be a short post today.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Long time no post.

Life has been crazy here!  Plus I can't find my charger for the batteries for my camera.  Still looking for that.  No, I haven't caged my daughter.  This is a picture of her in the puppy pen.  LOL

Can you believe that it is April?  Time flies.  We are planning our trip to Ohio in May.  Can't wait to see my folks.

We are Spring cleaning.  Bri has decided that she doesn't want her Princess stove and other toys any more.  She has also decided that she doesn't want her Princess bed clothes.  So we pulled everything out of her closet.  Tons of clothes are going too because she grew like a weed.  So I let her go to Anna's Linens and pick out a new comforter.  She picked out a white one with big mum like flowers on it in two shades of purple.  I guess we are going into the purple stage. 

Lost a bunch of my cool weather crops as the temps soared into the upper 80's.  So I will have to try lettuce, spinach, and such in the fall.  We planted a lemon tree.  I am hoping that this will bring in some bees for my veggie plants.  I didn't see one bee last year.  Got tons of blossoms and no fruit.

I colored my hair red.  I know, I said that I wasn't going to bother with haircolor.  One of the ladies in my homeschool group did her hair and I decided that it would be fun.  So I am now a redhead.  My hubby loves it.  (He has a thing for redheads, but that wasn't the reason that I picked red)  Any color that I pick always ended up red looking, so I went ahead and went for Auburn.  Everyone tells me how much they like it and how natural it looks.  People have also told me that I look ten years younger.  I wonder then, Gosh, did I look that bad before???  LOL

I don't know if I shared this recipe before, but it is great when you get lots of cucumbers.

7 cups unpeeled cucumbers
2 medium yellow onions, sliced
1 finely diced red pepper
1 Tablespoon salt
1 cup white vinegar
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon celery seed

Wash cucumbers and slice very thin.  In a large bowl, gently toss cucumbers, onions, and red pepper with salt.  Refriegerate overnight.

Drain mixture and pat dry.  Mix viegar, sugar, and celery seed in a microwaveable dish for about 20 to 30 seconds or until the sugar is completely dissolved. 

Pour over veggies and toss with dressing.  Refrigerate until chilled.  Serve with a slotted spoon.

Make about 9 cups

God Bless!