Friday, January 30, 2009

Wilton 1

~I thought this cake was really cool :)

One week from today I start my Wilton class! I am so excited about it! My sister Marie had started a class about a month ago and has loved every minuet of it. I have had to wait a while to start mine, because of class scheduling. But it is almost here and Marie and I can't wait. When we were little girls our mom had us take a basic class on cake decorating and I think it left us with an itch! I will be sure to post pictures of my adventures! And hopefully they will be worth posting~

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fry Bread and Wreath Making

Today I went over to my sister Himilce's. She had found all of this great Christmas decoration stuff for 90 % off. She had told me about it after she had bought a lot and had made a really pretty Christmas wreath. So today we went back to the store and had so much fun picking out what I wanted and then we went back to her place, had lunch and watched a movie while we played and worked at our wreaths. She helped me with all of it, including the bow, which was quite difficult for me. I think I can muster up the courage to make another one now that she showed me so well. Thanks Himilce! It was such a nice day!!! :)

The other day our friends from Colorado, who has just moved here recently, brought us a deep frier that they were getting rid of. I have never cooked with one and I have never fried anything. We have had such a ball make french fries, potato chips and Indian Fry Bread! Oh my goodness! I don't know if it was such a good thing for us to have taken it now!!! We are going to have heart problems if we don't watch ourselves :) Those french fries are delicious!!! :)  

Monday, January 26, 2009

New Book

Here is what I have been occupying myself with this last weekend. Ever since I have watched the movie I can't get enough of it! If you haven't watched the movie I highly recommend! There is a lot more to the book, and quite a bit more detail. The BBC network did a pretty good job following the story considering how big the book is and how it was so nicely written. They have kept it aligned to the true story so far! This story ranks in my top five :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Getting The Wax Out!

                            ~ Here is our culprit!                                  

               ~ Actually it was my fault :)

                        ~Benjamin is so smart!

       ~As if nothing had happened!

We had our friends over for dinner and I who love candles, lit all the candles up in our place. While we were enjoying our meal, I heard the dripping! Right onto the carpet. I know, I should have been more careful. So we had a big plot of wax on our new soft carpet!

I had been wondering how I was going to get that off. Benjamin had the best idea ever. He told me to put a cloth onto the dry wax and hook up the iron and go at it! I held the iron onto the cloth and the wax went right into the cloth! Make sure you don't use a cloth that has color in it, it will bleed onto the carpet! The carpet is soft and free of all wax! :) Thank you Benjamin!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Isaiah 61

I love this chapter of Isaiah. You find it in chapter 61:1 Then later in Luke chapter 4:17 Jesus quotes this same part right out of Isaiah. Proclaiming himself.

 Isaiah 61:1, "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion-
to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."

In Luke 4:17, The scroll  of the prophet of Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." 

Later in verse 21 he says, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."

I love this scripture and how Jesus fulfilled its meanings. He literally fulfilled its meanings and continues today. 

I have had such a nice day of reading and studying. It has been a long time since I have had one of these days. I have also been reading a book by Derek Prince on Fasting. It was really encouraging and simple. If I am going to be fasting, I want it to be effective. What a waste if I am misapplying it! :)

No news yet on Benjamin, they postponed his meeting on Tuesday and hopefully he will hear something tonight. Since they postponed it, I am wondering if they really have his specific job, they may just be trying to bring up their numbers and offer him something else. Then again I don't know! :) I will post as soon as I can! :P

Monday, January 19, 2009

Dinner and a Cake :)

On Saturday we had some friends over for dinner. It was a really nice evening, except that one of my candles that I have up on one of the walls going up stairs leaked over and made a pile of wax onto the carpet. Does anyone have any suggestion on how to get that out? Other then that it was a great success. I made a chocolate cake, same one that Himilce had made when we made dinner for our Pastor and his family. I had melted some left over christmas chocolate over a pan of boiling water added a little cream and then poured it over the finished cake. It was so nice and moist :) The picture is a little dark, but I think you get the picture.

It looks like Benjamin may be leaving next week. I can't believe it has come. They said it wasn't very likely he would leave before June, but now he has an evaluation tomorrow. We will find out the rest of the details then. Its hard when I wake up in the morning realizing he isn't going to  be there. I am determined to busy myself and make myself useful :) I should be finding out about the classes I will be taking sometime this week. So we shall be busy getting everything ready for Benjamin's departure. I need to learn a lot of the things that Benjamin is responsible for around the house. Like the BILLS! Ah! :P 

I will update as soon as we know the details about our futures! 

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Pictures of Our Place

Here are some pictures of our new little place. Its a two bedroom. One bedroom on the bottom floor and the master upstairs with a bathroom and walk-in closet. It has a nice private balcony and a fire place in the living room. Benjamin gets the downstairs bedroom for his office and all of his books, there is a walk-in closet in that bedroom as well. He said I get to have the rest of the apartment :) Its not as nice on picture, but it will work. Just know we are much cozier then it appears! :) 

Monday, January 12, 2009

Almost ready to post pictures of our apartment :)
Almost everything is in place and looking clean. My mom came over today for tea and to look at the finished product! She liked it a lot, but one of the cats managed to pull down one of my curtain rods! So I need to fix that and then I should be ready for pictures. 

I made homemade chicken soup tonight. I hardly had any ingredients, just potatoes, onions and a big ol chicken carcase. It came out nice and tasty though! We had a little lemon to squeeze over it with corn bread and butter. Ruthie's boyfriend Jonathan was over for dinner and he had like five bowls! Either he was really hungry or he liked the soup! Maybe both! :) 

I will be back to post pictures soon! Have a great week everyone :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year everyone! I am so excited for this year and all that God has planned for us. So many changes right before too! :) It always makes me laugh when things happen so quick! Wheww! In the midst of Marie and John's move, Benjamin and I moved into our new little apartment. Ruthie and Bobby have gotten a place of their own and we gave up the house and have a nice little place! So the week after christmas we were packed up and moved! It really was perfect timing for everyone. I can't wait to post the pictures of our new place. We haven't gotten internet yet, so I won't be as up to date as I would like, not that I was before :) but I will drive over to the library if we don't get it pretty soon. I have a couple pictures of us last night, we built a fire in the fireplace, had tea and relaxed after church. It was one of the nicest things all year! :p 

Also, if you want to see a Christmas picture go over to my sister newmom she posted a picture of us all. It was a really nice Christmas. We couldn't get everyone in the photo to have a perfect face, but at least I look good!!!! :) Benjamin on the other hand has a blank look! He he he :) 

Update on Marie, she is just about to get internet and will post as soon as she can. Their move was safe and is finally over! They have their bed up, a shower curtain and toilet paper :) Im just kidding :) She said they unloaded yesterday and have all the furniture in place. She is starting to attempt the boxes now. The cold is pretty bitter! They have hardwood floors throughout the house, which has been her dream, but when it is so cold outside its a little chilly! :) 

I have been trying to update myself on everyone's blog. I will be back soon! I haven't forgotten all of you!!! :) God bless and I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.