Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dear Blog...

Dear Blog...

Please forgive me for neglecting you so...
In the past few days
I have heard stories that would curl you toes,
witnessed sin that has mastered a soul,
and I have been blessed with things untold.
So, PLEASE, Dear Blog... be patient with me
as the Lord helps me process the contents of my heart.
O, how I look forward to catching up with other's,
filling your blanks spaces
and visiting new places.

Until next time...


O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord,You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.
(Psalm 139:1-6, NKJV)

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Today I woke up and took a stroll around the garden.
I thought I would take you along.
It's a small garden so you won't need your walking shoes and
then, perhaps, we can share a cup of coffee or tea...if your please.

Won't you have a seat?

My family has been walking a tough road lately and
our hearts are burdened for a loved one.
Jen and I will be driving to Oklahoma this week
to visit this loved one, while
the Cute Engineer and Katie are staying home
to take care of the cottage
AND one super spunky scottie.

To borrow a quote from Beth Moore..."you won't be wasting a prayer on us"

and...just because this made me smile!

Look who was snuggled in her quilt.
Be still my heart.

Hope you have a great week end!

"And He said to me,
"My grace is sufficient for you,
for My strength is made perfect in weakness." "

2 Corinthians 12:9

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Because you asked...

We ate,
We laughed,
We sang Happy Birthday (Robert Goulet style),
We laughed some more,
We enjoyed!
Thanks for leaving the cute engineer birthday wishes!
Because you asked, here are the recipes...

Green Chile Enchilada Casserole

1 pint green chile, chopped
2 cooked chicken breast halves
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cloves garlic, minced (I use 3-4)
1 cup sour cream
1 package corn tortillas
1 large onion chopped (very, very fine)
1 pound grated cheddar cheese

Mix together the first six ingredients.
Heat in saucepan, stirring slowly to keep form sticking.
Soften tortillas in microwave.
Layer in a large greased casserole beginning with the tortillas, then sauce, cheese, and onion. continue layers, ending with cheese.
Bake in 350-degree oven for 25 minutes.
Makes 6 generous servings

(this recipe is from my MIL, she is an amazing cook)

Derby Pie

4 eggs slightly beaten
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
2 sticks soften butter
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups chopped pecans (optional)

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, mix. Add flour, mixing well.
Stir in chocolate chips (and pecans). Spread into 2 unbaked 9" pie shells.
Bake at 350 for about thirty minutes.

(I am not sure where I got this recipe)


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Celebration!

Today, there will be a celebration going on at the cottage.
It's that cute engineer's 48th birthday!
There is a derby pie in the oven and
the ingredients for green chili casserole are ready and waiting.
Rumor has it that treats have been left in his office
and maybe a practical joke or two.

So, cute engineer hurry home there is a party waiting just for you!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Preparations are in full swing here at the cottage!
Jen will be leaving for Virginia in a few short weeks
and this momma is so excited for her!
There has been much shopping going on
as well as a few lunches for strategic planning purposes only of course!
The list is growing small and time is passing all to quickly but
I have to tell you we have been having the time of our lives!

A while back Jen and I went shopping for fabric
and guess what I made for my girl?
Yep, a quilt!

(sorry the picture is blurry)

I love the fabric Jen chose!
It fits her personality to a tee.
What a privilege it was to make this quilt for my sweet girl.


I am off to have some ice cream :)

Care to join me?


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Verse

" "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." "
John 3:16

Friday, July 9, 2010

Speaking of...

Last week I was out playing in the garden.
Took a few pics!

and had a conversation with myself that went something like this...

Note to self...need more perennials that flower in the heat of summer.
Speaking of heat it is HOT, HOT, HOT.
Don't forget to fertilize...those impatiens look simply dreadful.
I wonder if others are having the same problem with their annuals not growing.
What should I fix for dinner?
Hay... maybe the fam would like to go out.
Eating out is always good...O wait Jen won't be home.
Wonder if Katie will be here for dinner.


What was that? Libby did you see that?
There is a bunny in your yard,
What are you going to do about it?
(Que the bunny to dash across the yard and into the hosta's and one cute scottie on a mission to get that bunny)
Libby please don't get the bunny I really don't want to clean up that mess!
Libby do you want a cookie?
(Que that cute little scottie with a mind of her own,
completely ignoring her mom)
Libby do you want a cookie?
Ok, then let's go and get a treat!
What kind of treat do you want Libby?
How about a piece of apple? You like apples!
Come on then.
A few moments later...
Back out side...
Now, where was I...


Can't remember but a nice cold glass of lemonade sounds terrific!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am so thankful today for the Word of God!
And to those of you sweet friends who are so willing to share it!

"Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."

Proverbs 16:24