Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Amazing

 My mom recently told me about this little girl and her art. My mom is an artist and so of course she took a lot of interest in her :) The video is an interview and tells a little bit of her story. She sold her first self portrait for 10,000 when she was 7. She started drawing when she was 4 and painting when she was six years old. She grew up in an atheist family and had no idea about God. She said she started having dreams about Jesus and wanted to paint what she saw. The family is now saved and she is much older, but her work and the pictures of Jesus is amazing. :)  Her sweet spirit blessed me when I first watched this. I hope you will watch.  Also here is her web page so you can see all of her work. 


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Flowers...


I was doing our grocery shopping at Wal -Mart yesterday and boy was it a busy place! So many people doing their shopping like me before the weekend. I love to shop.  Well, as long as life isn't too busy that is.  Anyways, it was pretty bustling at the store and I was just about to check out, when I remembered that I had wanted to go look in the garden area and see if they had any good herbs. Ah, what a transformation! All those beautiful flowers and plants. I just wanted to go and plant and garden and water and pick!!!! We live in a upstairs apartment/condo. So there is no way for me to go and plant a bunch of flower beds or herb gardens! I know I could get a couple of pots, but it isn't the same when you know you will be moving in a few months and your not sure the flowers would survive the move. But I am very glad I decided to go out and look at the herbs at Wal- Mart! Happy Spring everyone!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Beloved Truths....

 4 Surely he took up our infirmities 
       and carried our sorrows, 
       yet we considered him stricken by God, 
       smitten by him, and afflicted.

 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, 
       he was crushed for our iniquities; 
       the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, 
       and by his wounds we are healed.

 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, 
       each of us has turned to his own way; 
       and the LORD has laid on him 
       the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53:4-6

This scripture is so meaningful to me and has been in my head for the last week. Have a blessed Sunday :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea Party......


Tonight we are participating in a Tea Party at our capitol. I am excited that people are upset and wanting to stop what has been happening with all of the spending. I pray that truth will come to light in the heart of the people. After all the people are the ones with the power (right?). We empower our government. Anybody else participating in your local Tea Party? Leave a comment and tell me what you thought! :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Raspberry Trifle


Im baking this today, for tomorrow! :) Its going to be difficult to keep my fingers out of it =)

Rainy Morning Breakfast


This morning we woke up to rain pouring down on the windows. I did not want to get out of bed!  It was so nice hearing the rain fall. I made us a nice warm breakfast. Eggs, seasoned oven cooked potatoes and vanilla french toast. I watched Nigella Lawson's video "French Toast Doughnuts". It sure got me in the mood to make breakfast! I don't know if it is a good thing, but I love being in a certain environment while Im cooking. I love burning candles in the kitchen and everything in order and then to have rain falling outside! It was a perfect Saturday morning and the just what I needed as I started our taxes! I am happy to say we are all done with out taxes for this year! Yaaaayyyy I always dread doing the taxes not knowing what to expect! And I put it off until the last! I had meant to have them done a couple of weeks ago! Thankfully they were very easy! Not like last years :P
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter! 

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sweets........



These two are our little sweet hearts. They love each other so much. I always find them giving each other baths. Here is a glimpse of their love. :D 
(and I especially love it when they want to get cozy with me!)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Enjoying....

San Diego visiting Benjamin's brother. I can never get a good picture of Benjamin! He is always pulling a funny face on me!








Hello everyone! This is a really late post. Benjamin and I just returned from San Diego. Clearly it has been a really busy couple of weeks! I feel so behind with my blogging world! I haven't caught up with any of my beloved blogging buddies.

To start off with Marie and John were here a week and half ago, which flew by! And in the midst of them being here, working and preparing three baby shower cakes I got sick on the day I scheduled to make the cakes! I am so thankful I had Marie with me :) I think I would have been up for 24 hours if she hadn't helped me like she did. I felt bad having her help with her own baby cake, but Marie and I are sisters =P
We had so much fun with her and John. They bought us their favorite game, Monopoly and we played several times together in the evening. They are both pros and so of course you can guess who one!

Marie, Himicle and Katheryn's baby shower was lovely! The guests, food, dessert and games were a lot of fun. It was quite interesting having a threesome baby shower. I hope they loved it as much as I did :P I loved making their cakes (thankfully with Marie's help) and except for being sick! I made the cakes a week ahead of time (luckily) and froze them in the freezer. Marie helped me with the crumb coat and making and frosting the cakes. Then I did all the detail and designing. I did a color flow image on each cake and then made royal icing pearls around the top. Using pearl dusting powder. Everything was edible. The nice thing about the images, I put the image on a flat round fondant plaque. So the (Mom's) can take the image home. It made me feel better too, because after all that work I couldn't bear to eat into it! :)

Thankfully I feel rested, and most of the laundry done! I shall get back into the routine of things :)