Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Great Family Movie

We watched an absolutely WONDERFUL movie this past weekend.  I was so moved by the story that I can't quit thinking about it.  You have to watch it!!!!!

Check out The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry Coming September 18th

I am excited to share The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry website with you.  It comes to theaters September 18th and needs your help in spreading the word.  Get your local church involved and help bring The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry to a theater in your area.

In a household of 7 people, laundry is a never ending chore.  But if this were my laundry room,

it would be a delight to wash & fold the endless amount of laundry that my family has. You could have this room if you win the HGTV's 2010 Green Home! Melissa from the Inspired Room (one of my absolute favorite blogs) posted about this dreamy farmhouse.  Go check out her great blog! She's a minister's wife too!!!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Black Bean Salsa!!!

Last night we had a delicious supper!  I love this time of year because the fresh veggies are coming in and they are so good.  We had taco salad with fresh tomatos and my favorite Black Bean Salsa!!!!! I could eat the whole bowl all by myself.  This recipe is incredibly EASY! It is the Black Bean Salsa Mix from Homemade Gourmet. A dear friend of mine who sells HG got me hooked on this product and another HG product called Maria's Salsa. They both are dry mixes that you add ingredients to. Super easy and super delicious. 

1    Homemade Gourmet® Black Bean Salsa Mix  
1  2.25-ounce  sliced black olives*, undrained  
1/4  cup  water  
1  large  ripe avocado, peeled and diced  
2  10-ounce  cans diced tomatoes with chilies, undrained  

1. In large bowl, combine all ingredients. (Beans must be covered in liquid to rehydrate.)

2. Cover bowl and chill at least 2 hours before serving. (You can refrigerate this salsa for up to 5 days.)

3. Serve as a dip with tortilla chips.

*Note: If you omit olives, add 1/3 to 1/2 cup water.

A Happy Mothers Day

I had a wonderful Mothers Day!  I am always overjoyed when I think about me being a mom! Especially since the doctor said before I married that I would never be able to have children. (I posted about this in another post.) I am so thankful that God gave me a wonderful husband and blessed us with some incredible children!!!

We spent the day at the lake, enjoying being with friends and family.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Taste of Summer

Summer is my favorite season.  There are certain tastes and smells that make me think of Summer.  The honeysuckle blooming on our back fence tastes delicious and smells wonderful.

Strawberries picked fresh remind me of the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables that Summer brings.

There are few things that appeal to my sense of smell more than the soft, subtle fragrance of my climbing roses.

This last photo is my all time favorite meal.  My husbands grilled burgers and homemade potato salad!!! The taste, sight, and smell definitely says Summer!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

What we have been doing........

Here are a few things of what we have been doing while I have been missing in blog land. I will try not to be so few and far between blog posts from now on. Notice I said "try"!
Child #3 loves drama & acting. She had a part in a local community theatre production of "The Sound of Music". She had a small part as a maid but it was her first time to be in a production that was not a junior arts production.  She loved every minute of it!
We stayed busy for several months with rehearsals and performances.  The production was absolutely wonderful!!!!!

We also decided to homeschool child #5 and withdrew him from school.  He is loving it and I am too!
One of our first projects was to study the life cycle of a seed. One of the best ways I know to do that is to experience it first hand!
We decided to do some vegetables that we all like.
It has been fun to watch the excitement in my son's eyes as he tends to his plants.  He was amazed at how quickly they grew!
He watered and tended his plants very carefully. When the weather warmed & the seedlings outgrew their peat pots, we transplanted them outside.
 We also had to have a major repair on our house this spring.  We had to get a new roof!!! Ouch!
My oldest son spent several days of spring break helping with the repairs.