Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Be still & know that I am God."
Psalm 46:10a

I wish that I could take 2.5 hours & go into every minute detail of how God has revealed this verse to me in the past month.  I'm sure y'all would be all over that blog post!  :)
Instead I will tell you that I have simply obeyed the still, quiet voice of the Spirit & He is doing incredible work.  Working in my life as I acknowledge Him & allow Him to grow & stretch me.  And watching Him work among a group of women that serve the Lord like I one day hope to.

I am truly humbled.
I pray that I will be found faithful.
Don't be afraid to be still....


Friday, February 17, 2012

Favorite Thing Friday

Bferg is coming home! 
 After 3 nights, 4 days away he has 3 girls anxiously awaiting his arrival home!
It also means that we will probably be adding to our NYC paraphernalia.
When you bring something home as a "gift" once you have to do it every time....
Oh well!  We are just glad to have him home!

Happy Friday!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Little Loves



And everything nice

That's what little girls are made out of.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Friday, February 10, 2012

This Time Last Year....

We were digging out from our 24 inches of snow!

It has finally starting to feel like winter today; it is cold & spitting a rainy mist.  The forecast has some possible snow coming this Monday...hopefully it is just a 1/4 of last years!

Happy Friday!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Birthday Wish

 Happy Birthday to my best friend, amazing husband & wonderful Daddy to my girls!
I love you Bferg!  
My love for you is deeper & wider & sweeter than on our wedding day.
I am so blessed to do this thing called "life" with you by my side.
It is my honor to be your wife.

"I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you."

Roy Croft

Happy Birthday, Brett.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

{Tasty} Tuesday

  • It is Birthday Week in our house!  Bferg's big day is tomorrow & his request this year was a Coconut Cream Pie.  I had never made one before & I will have to make another one to perfect this recipe but the end result, although runny, tasted amazing!

Coconut Cream Pie

  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed

Bake your pie shell according to package instructions (no, I did not make my own crust this time) and let it cool.

Combine the half-and-half, eggs, sugar, flour & salt to boil over low heat stirring constantly.
And stir & stir & stir.  It takes a LONG time for liquid to come to a boil over low heat.  Keep stirring through the boil.  It needs to get nice & thick.  Don't be afraid to cook it for a few minutes but also don't burn it.  (This was my mistake...I didn't let it cook long enough & thus my pie was runny.)
Once the mixture is nice & thick remove from heat & add 3/4 cup of the shredded coconut as well as the vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
Pour the whole mixture into prepared pie crust & chill.
While the initial chill is happening in the fridge; toast the extra 1/4 cup of coconut in a 350* oven for 5-7 minutes.  Spread the whipped topping on  the pie & top with toasted coconut. Continue to chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
And then say a prayer as you cut into it that it doesn't run!  :)


Monday, February 6, 2012

A Great Read

I've never "linked" up with anyone but my (step) father-in-law, whom I adore, wrote a great post today for the stay at home mom's of this world on his blog.  I would encourage you to head to his site & read it.  It lifted my spirit and I think it will yours as well.

Good Choices In A Bad Economy


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Six More Weeks...

Happy Ground Hog Day!  Today is the day when Phil (the little furry creature not my brother) predicts an early spring or six more weeks of winter.  Rumor has it that he saw his shadow this morning & thus bringing about six more weeks of winter.
Well, if this 60* weather is winter this year then I will take six more weeks!