Saturday, August 25, 2012

Favorite Oatmeal Cookies

 - 2 sticks butter
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 c. old fashioned oats
- 1 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ c. wheat germ
- 1 ½ c. raisins (or craisins)
Preheat oven to 350*. Grease baking sheets.  (I don't do this because I use a silpat.  Alternately, you can use parchment paper.)  Cream the butter & sugar. Add the eggs, then mix. Add the vanilla, mix again. Combine the oats, flour, soda, baking powder, and wheat germ in another bowl. Add the dry mix to the butter mix. After well blended, stir in the raisins. Form the dough into soft balls and place on cookie sheets. Bake for 12-15 min. Cool 5 min. before removing cookies from pan.

Many thanks to Martha Stewart for the original recipe!
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Packing Peanut Fun

Sometimes you just need to let them make messes.  Big ones.

These are packing peanuts, and yes, they are scooping them with a dustpan & a snow shovel.  They also wallowed in them in the box, threw them in the air like snow, dissolved them in water, pretended the box was a boat, colored the "boat" with markers, picked up the packing peanuts and dumped them out again...  It was all great fun and it was completely harmless.

This is a good way to teach consequences too.  That momentary thrill they feel when they dump out a box full of packing peanuts compared with the boredom and hard work that they feel for a much longer time while they pick up every single one and put it BACK in the box.  Yes, this will be useful in one of my Building Character lessons.  :)

Happy Friday!

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Monday, August 6, 2012


I just announced on Friday that we were expecting our third child. 
I am sorry to share such sad news, but I hope you can all pray for us as we grieve.  I had a miscarriage Sunday morning and we lost our baby at about 7 weeks.  We loved this little gift from God, and are just sad to give it back over to God so very soon.  Preacher Man buried the baby for us and we are mourning our loss.  It is hard, but we hold on to each other and our faith in the Lord and we know He takes care of each of us.

"The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD."
~ Job 1:21

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Friday, August 3, 2012

The Spirit is Willing...

But my poor, tired body needs naps!

We are very excited to announce that we are expecting our third little blessing! Our children are gifts from God and He chose them for us. We did not earn them, they are given out of God's grace. He is good and so are ALL of His wonderful gifts!

With this new blessing, comes a very tired mama! I have so many posts half written in my head, and I just don't have the time or energy to get them typed out right now. "Quiet Time" is when I have done most of my writing and right now a daily nap is absolutely imperative if I am going to make it through the day. I had hoped I could at least keep up with my Building Character series, but I'm now three days behind writing the next post, and those studies take me at least two days to write out... I'm afraid I'm just in over my head right now!

I'm going to take the next couple of weeks off so I can focus on growing this little baby and taking care of the rest of my blessings. When I come back from the first trimester fog, I plan to pick up with the next part of the "Building Character" series, and I hope to talk a little bit about homeschooling since it has been on my mind so much lately.

Thank you for sharing in our joy and for your patience with me!

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