Monthly Archives: October 2007

Pumpkin carving

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Our small group from church got together Sunday night and cleaned out the “innards” or our family pumpkins. Jeremy was the master artist so we let him carve the faces. The kids enjoyed getting their hands slimy.




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and Melissa said….

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I had a “Buy-one-get-one-free” coupon for Starbucks that expires tonight (thanks to my sweet friend, Angie!). Mitch isn’t a coffee drinker and I’m slowly becoming one since my close friends love the drug. So, I treated Melissa to a drink of her choice tonight. We went through the drive-thru, excited about our yummy treats that were soon to be in our hands. I ordered my usual (white chocolate mocha Frappicino) and Melissa did the same (Chai Tea Latte). Since she was driving, she couldn’t take her first sip until the first traffic light, upon which I heard, “This isn’t a Chai Tea – it’s a Chocolate Vanilla Latte – but I’LL TAKE IT!

I’m still laughing. She’s a hoot.

Costume Party

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My midwife had us over to her house tonight for a festive Halloween costume party. It was mostly geared towards the kids (inflatables, bean bag toss, candy and sweets, climbing hat stacks, sandbox, etc) but the adults had fun watching UGA beat the Florida Gators (Go Dawgs!) on the flatscreen. Andrew was a pirate / Luke was a skeleton / Abigail was a pumpkin. Mitch and I were black-eye-peas (we circled our eyes with black paint and wore white shirts with the letter P on it). Here are some pictures from our time tonight.






Easy as Pie

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I don’t usually post recipes because, myself, I just disregard them. However, I’m learning more about cooking with a recipe rather than just rotating through the same four of five meals I always make. This recipe is for a very simple dessert – only four to five ingredients! Instead of vanilla ice cream, I used strawberry to add some color. It doesn’t even require baking, just freezing. I got it here if you’re interested in finding more easy recipes. They also have a link where you can sign up for their free food magazine with tons of recipes.

Lemonade Stand Pie
1/3 cup COUNTRY TIME Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix

1/2 cup cold water

2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened

1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed

1 HONEY MAID Graham Pie Crust (6 oz.)

PLACE drink mix in large bowl. Add water; stir until mix is dissolved. Add ice cream. Beat with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Freeze, if necessary, until mixture is thick enough to mound.

SPOON into crust.

FREEZE at least 4 hours or overnight until firm. Remove from freezer 15 min. before serving. Let stand at room temperature until pie can easily be cut. Store leftover pie in freezer.

Sunday School

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I took my camera to church this past Sunday so I could snap family photos for our new church directory. Of course, I couldn’t help but take a few of my own child. Here’s Luke in class studying about the grace of God through the story of Noah. We want our children to know how real these true stories are and how the promise of Jesus is seen throughout the Old Testament. Although Luke is only 22 months in age, we see glimpses that he is “getting it”….the gospel of Jesus. Many may see the story of Noah as just another story in the Bible alongside the others of Adam, Moses, Abraham, and David but we pray that our hearts will be reminded often of His covenental peoples whose lives point us to the new covenant of Christ.