Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
It was an absolute joy to be with so many visionary families that believe children are a blessing from the Lord!
This was my first Above Rubies conference, and it was wonderful! Ms. Nancy Campbell spoke to the women about the BLESSINGS of their roles as mothers, wives, and daughters. I also got to meet her daughter and grand-daughters, who were so sweet, and blessed us with lovely music! One of the young mothers there recognised me and asked if I had a blog; It was so encouraging to talk and meet with her--I'm amazed how the internet can connect those who are of like-mind!
Yesterday was my 18th Birthday, and my parents surprised me with a road-trip to the living history museum, Seabrook Village!
Located near Savannah, we were blessed with lovely weather and we received a personal tour!
The one-room schoolhouse... As we walked inside, I closed my eyes for a moment and imagined this room over 100 years ago--The echo of the hardwood floors, the sun beaming through the opened shutters, the handmade brooms..even the discipline switch! I felt like even the walls had a story to tell :)
It was a small area filled with reminders of humble beginnings :)
Of course, who can travel that far to the coast and not visit the city? :) So we drove through historic Savannah and visited a few shops! Ps) Don't forget, I was wearing my prairie dress! LOL
Luckily, there were so many eccentrics around, I could pass as "artistic" ;)
An employee prepares sweetened pecans...I enjoyed watching the process in action, I think more places should do this, because you're more encouraged to purchase fresh confections!
Monday, May 18, 2009
"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect."
Instead of going to church on Sunday, my Dad led our own church service right in my Grandmother's parlor! He wanted her to be a part of what we do as Christians, but unfortunately, she didn't come in to be with us at all. Despite all this, we sang, I played a few hymns on the guitar, and my Dad taught a lesson on Mothers of the Bible. I think she was encouraged that we came though. Later that day, we had a treat...
It was so much fun to observe the horses agility and speed! We really enjoyed ourselves!
Peel & cook 4-5 medium potatoes in boiling water until tender. Mash and measure 2 cups of potatoes, and reserve 1 cup potato water in small bowl.
To the warm potato water, add 4 TBsp sugar and 2 packets of yeast.
Let mixture stand for 5 minutes, then stir to dissolve.
In a pan, melt 1 stick of butter...
Add 1.5 cups milk, and 2 tsp salt..
Remove from heat and add the mashed potatoes and 2 eggs.
Pour the yeast mixture into the pan, then pour the contents into a large mixing bowl
~ I added 4 cups wheat, and 4 cups self rising/white flour
Carefully mix together...There's the dough!
Now it's ready!