Tuesday, November 23, 2010

what am i thankful for?

I just wanted to take a moment to thank each of you for partnering with me in prayer and/or financially. You have played a very important role in my ministry with Young Life. Our banquet last week went amazing! We kept asking ourselves, “Why is everything going so smooth?!”, then we kind of laughed and realized the Lord was just orchestrating the whole event. I know some of you live far away, and couldn’t be here for the banquet, but I wanted you to get a chance to see what you have been a part of. Doug spent many hours working on this video for area.

I sit here thankful for the 100’s of different students that our area is reaching out to, the dedicated leaders, our selfless committee, and the people like you that pray and give. Thank you again, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

new music wednesday

Typically I do not like to think about Christmas till after Thanksgiving. However this is a free download album that I really think you’ll enjoy…and the whole thing isn’t Christmas! I’m not sure how many of you know about Sara Groves, but she has an amazing voice. This album was recorded at show she did for women in a prison in Illinois. (Pretty cool to listen to them worshiping in the back ground.) Click here to download this powerful album of 9 songs.

Monday, November 15, 2010

oh buttons

As most people know I am a hair accessory nut! I went to a great shopping open house and of course all of the booths were great! I was able to stock up on several Christmas and Birthday presents. And, I might have bought myself 2 hair clips. I just wanted to share them with you, because they were such a great deal and so cute! Jewels By Julia. She makes jewelry, hair accessories, and hats for little girls. You have to check her out. Maybe buy a Christmas present or 2? Or Maybe just for you!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

pumpkin ice cream pie

Earlier this week I made Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie. It was so delish! In the south I guess this works, because  fall is never too chilly. I wanted to share, it's super easy, and something great to have for guest. Let me know what you think!

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

1 qt. vanilla ice cream                             ¼ tsp. nutmeg
1 c. canned pumpkin                              ¼ tsp. salt
½ c. brown sugar                                   Pecan halves for garnish (optional)
1 tsp. cinnamon

Stir ice cream until softened; Add pumpkin and remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.  Pour into graham cracker crust.  Trim with swirls of pecans.  Freeze 4 to 5 hours.

Graham Cracker Crust:
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs           ¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ c. sugar                                             ¼ tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. salt                                           ½ c. butter, melted

Combine crumbs with all ingredients.  When blended, press into a buttered 9-inch pie pan.  Chill until firm.

Monday, November 1, 2010

2 new additions

This is so way over due! I had the fun privilege of throwing a shower for my two cousins, Whitney & Hannah, with Patti. We had such a great time with family and friends at the shower. Here is just a fun sneak peak of the fun weekend we had celebrating !
I see two people expecting two little boys!
We painted some onesies 
Patti said this was my Sandra Lee picture.