Tuesday, June 30, 2009
My family always loves it when I get creative in the kitchen.
And the other night was no exception! We (the girls and I) decided to have a "foreign" dinner.
We used to do this more often but...you know how it goes...
Anyway, We made Shrimp Stir-fry and homemade Egg Rolls (thanks to my dear friend for the recipe) Yumm! Oh and homemade Sweet and Sour sauce.... So much better then anything you can buy!
The preparation was so much fun! Everyone helped and I will have to say, the boys got the best Egg Roll award...
I hope to add subtitles but for now the pictures will have to do. (Thanks to Sky for being the photographer since my hands were messy..)
Hope you aren't hungry ;-)
Monday, June 29, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Allow me to introduce Shirley Temple. Isn't she cute?
She comes from a long line of favorite goats. Her mother is Ginger, who is my current favorite. Her grandmother was Mae, who died last year from polio, and was my best all around goat. Mae was a beautiful milker, wonderful mother and strong matriarch. Anyway, I am excited that the line continues... :) I now have 8 babies born this spring. And all but 2 are girls! I love years like this. Of course, next year it will be all bucks....
This was how I had been feeling lately.
Not that I really do stupid things (OK, so turning the blender on without a lid wasn't that smartest.. but who hasn't done that?)
No, it's more like I have been relying on coffee fumes, so to speak, and not The Word of God for my strength, mind clarity,and energy. No wonder I haven't been motivated to be a hard worker, a diligent student, a helpful daughter, a loving sister, and a sweet friend.
So a few weeks ago I stopped everything. No school, no work, only a few chores, no computer, no nothing! And I spent a week reading my Bible, spent more time praying then I have in awhile, and spent time doing some re-evaluating of priority's.
Talk about refreshed! God is so good to me. Even when I keep putting Him off for later, He is always ready to pour Himself into me if I just seek Him alone. I have once again accepted God’s idea of me, and my whole life is an offering back to Him of all that I am and all that He wants me to be. (To borrow from Elizabeth Elliot) He is in control of my life! I offer it willingly. Freely. Happily. Like the old hymn says, 'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus...
Hope this isn't to jumbled.... I had to get it out :)
Ps. I still love coffee though!