Monday, March 30, 2009

This and That

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Saturday we went shopping with our friends and they picked out some great material!  Their Easter skirts are going to look awesome!  Also they picked out fabric for bedding for the girls who share a bedroom...it will be cute and a bit more "grown up" than their current pink and purple princess and castles look.

My girls had fun as well, and Rachel bought herself some fabric for a skirt...it is really cute.  I hope to do a lot of sewing this week - my older girls are going to help by brushing up on their basic sewing skills...at least helping to cut out!

Yesterday we had church and then a fellowship meal.  These are always fun.  I took Curry chicken and rice and a yellow cake with homemade chocolate frosting.

The frosting recipe is so easy:

6 Tablespoons of butter, softened.
2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
1 tsp real vanilla
1/4 cup of milk

Cream the butter, add the sugar, cocoa and vanilla.  Slowly add the milk.  If you find the frosting too thick to spread easily, add 1-2 more Tablespoons of milk.  This frosting is great on brownies too!

I am going to work on Lindsay's dress too, it should go together pretty quickly.

Tim is doing very well.  He has his first visit with the surgeon on Wednesday and then should be sprung from "house arrest" as the kids call it.

Yesterday after church, the kids went hiking with a group from church, Tim, Kyle and I came home and visited with friends from church.  We sat on the deck and watched a storm move in...the clouds were wicked looking and we saw some definite upper level rotation...my dad called and said a possible tornado was seen north of us...it started to rain so we went inside, and shortly after the kids arrived home.  It started pouring and then hailing....the main part of the storm had passed by, by then, so we weren't worried.

Later our friend Kelly's mom called to say that her sisters' neighbors roof had blown off the house and flown over her sister's roof and landed on the other side of her house!  Wow!

 My van has been having issues...some kind of switch...our good friend Carl is on the job and it will likely be back in running order this evening.  We are so thankful for how the Lord is at work on our behalf!

"Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed.  Because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.  The Lord is my portion, says my soul, Therefore I hope in Him." Lamentations 3:23

Have a wonderful day!

5 comments:

  1. Yikes!

    We were glad that Duane and Kelly were safely at your place and not on the road headed home.

    Also glad that other than getting a bit wet the hikers were fine.

    Becky

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  2. He is faithful. I need those verses you used here more and more these days!

    You've been busy, but hey what's new huh?

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  3. Sounds like much is going on...the chicken curry sounds so good..curry is a favorite flavor of mine....makes my mouth water to think about it....
    deby

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  4. You sure have been a busy lady. Please know that I am still praying for your hubby's speedy recovery.
    Love & Prayers,
    Ronda

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  5. The picture is of the Tetons. We were there last May - it's one of my very favorite places in the United States. :o)

    You are one busy lady. I'm tired just reading this post. hehe.

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