Sunday, April 20, 2014


Happy Easter everyone! Christ has Risen! What a wonderful day Gordon and I had today. We went to church this morning and Pastor Ron had a great sermon. Then at lunch time Erika and Trevor came for lunch/ dinner. Erika made pretzel strawberry dessert, all I can say is YUM!!!! We had a wonderful visit and got caught up on things. We live about 40  minutes from them, but hardly see or talk with them. We live a busy life, which stinks most of the time when it comes to family! Time flies!!! Erika and I are planning a trip to see family in Aug. in Missouri, it will be so much fun as we will take with Kurt and Kate's 3 younger girls with us to meet cousins! Oh I can hear the girls giggling now with all the cousins!! Our dinner was a Ham with scalloped potatoes ( from the pioneer woman site), apple salad and 2 bean salad. God's blessings to you all!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Sunday is Easter and we got 20 inches of snow yesterday!!! That seems so strange and driving home yesterday was scary!!! The highway dept. hadn't plowed enough and so the highway was white , everything was white. Couldn't see the lines down the middle or sides of the road!!
Anyway, back to Easter. We're having dinner here with our daughter and son-in-law. I'm making "the pioneer woman's recipe of scalloped potatoes and ham, bean salad and apple salad. Making some new kind of rolls, maybe, if I get my act together. Erika is bringing dessert! She makes the best desserts!!!
What are you making for Easter??? Ham or lamb or turkey or beef? My mother-in-law always made leg of lamb with mint jelly!!! Do you have an egg hunt with the kids??? We never did the hunt just dyed the eggs. I might dye some eggs, maybe not, I have a little too much on my plate for the weekend. No pun intended! Christ has risen and that is what we celebrate, I pray you will also! Blessings!

Saturday, April 5, 2014


April so far has been nice weather, crappy weather and mild temps, go figure!! Has anyone watched "Games of Thrones?"  Weird is all I can say!! I love the new reality" Chrisley know best." Its a real hoot. Family oriented and with pretty good values! It's on USA channel on Thursday nights I think, I just DVR it. Blessings!

Friday, April 4, 2014

April snows

We have been fooled again with April showers being April snow. It's about 14 inches on the ground and that's a lot for this time of year! I will try to get the pictures here, but no clue what's wrong with the site and photos not showing up! Blessings!!

Monday, March 31, 2014

March is ending

Today I'm grateful that March is basically over. It's been a tough month weather wise and friend wise. Today I found out that 2 dear friends have died in the last 3 weeks. We are very sadden for their families!! May God our Father comfort them!
The weather just won't quit! It was trying to rain today with snow coming tomorrow and Friday! The temps yesterday and today have been great that the snow is trying to melt off  the pole barn roof, so it isn't going to collapse! It was quite a load up there.
I've been trying to do this post for 2 days, but it won't let me post any pictures. I'm going to start back up posting recipes and pictures next week. We are starting the Paleo eating plan which is part of the whole30 program. It's pretty solid program and I'm pretty excited. We pretty much eat that way, but like potatoes and a little bread here and there. WE .love vegetables and fruit, Gordon likes more meat than I, but that's okay! I can eat a whole head of roasted cauliflower at one meal, rather than share it with him or have some meat! So, hold on and be patient with me. Blessings!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

March madness

Here it is March 16th and the weather is still iffy. We hear reports of snow coming on Tuesday, oh boy!! Our snow has gone down quite a bit, we are smelling skunks out and about, seeing deer laying in the bare grass along side the roadway. So, spring is trying to come!!
We had some friends over for lunch today. They head out to Arizona for 3 weeks every winter about now. They take their ATV's and ride around out there in the mountains. Maybe someday we will tag along! Someday I would like to have my own ATV. Someday sounds not so close!!
So, we ate some turkey, stuffing and gravy casserole with cranberries, oven roasted carrots and canned peaches!!We talked and talked, drank some coffee and laughed! Since Gordon and I didn't grow up here, we talk about where we grew up. Lori and Bill grew up here, high school sweethearts, growing old together with 4 children, 7 grandchildren and some small goats/ chickens/ horses around their small hobby farm! We have a lot in common and our faith is one of them. We talk and pray for our grandchildren. They seem to take up most of our time! Thanks for letting me dribble on and on. Blessings!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March is here

Yes, March is here and we have 3 1/2 feet of snow(at least) on the ground. When this all melts it will be a watery mess!!! Our driveway will be so mucky, is that a word???? Roofs are collapsing on barns. We are hoping our pole barn roof doesn't, but the load is heavy. It has rained, then frozen, snowed, then frozen, then rained, then frozen, then more snow. It must be close to 12 inches thick on the roof. We are praying a lot!!!
Now onto another subject. I recently went to the library and got Deb Perlman's cookbook, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. There are quite a few recipes I want to try, just not enough time to make them or test them out! One that stood out to me was "Leek Fritters". Sounds interesting to me, I'm trying to stay away from potatoes as I think they make the arthritis worse. When I get to them, hopefully soon, I will post it! Blessings!!!