Thursday, January 28, 2010

365-28 (Pumpkin Pie)

Can y'all believe it?  I'm actually posting on time!!!  Miracles still happen, y'all....I am proof!!

Well, today, I was pleasantly surprised to get to visit with one incredible friend of mine!
And, since she likes "all things pumpkin" I made her a pie.

Can anyone guess who my visitor was?

365-26 & 27 (Isaiah 61)

365-24 & 25 (Tree)

I love this tree.  It's way too close to our house, but I still love it!  It even has personality :)

the funny thing about this face is that the tree keeps "eating" the nails that hold it there.  And the face falls off.  We'll find it without a nose, or with only one eye.
funny old tree.  guess he doesn't like his face :)

365-23 (Cake)

In preparation for the Big Party coming up soon, Eaglet 1 is practicing her cake-making.
Here's her first attempt at Buttermilk Yellow Cake (from scratch):

Everyone agreed it was a keeper!  DELICIOUS!!
and she did a GREAT job on her own!

365-22 (New Bed)

Here's the new bed that we got for Eaglets #2 & 3
We love it!  And now they have plenty of room to play!

Monday, January 25, 2010

365-20 & 21

It's official!  I'm a mother of a teen-ager! 
And, since she's already eager to drive, I thought she needed to get used to some primitive driving :) 

Eaglet #1 turned 13 this month.  We celebrated at Celebration Station with go-carts and games.  At the end of this month, we'll be having a more formal celebration with family and friends.  I'll be posting more about that after the fact.  And, I'll also be posting her 13 yo soon as we can get it together :)


Air Hockey

which is always fun to watch kids play!

365-17 & 18

Eaglet #2

Eaglet #3


Friday, January 22, 2010

Rosetta Stone Travel Opportunity!

I'm signing up to win a trip and curriculum from Rosetta Stone!  Our family has been wanting to use Rosetta Stone for a long time now, so to receive this would be incredible!  And, to top it off with a trip to Europe!?!  Oh MY!!!  I can not describe the delight I would have!!!

You can sign up, too.  Check this out:

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Hurry, registration for the trip ends February 15, 2010.

For your chance to win a Rosetta Stone language product, please visit Heart of the Matter. Entries are being accepted until February 1st.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

365-14 & 15

We had a fun day this week with my niece.  I call them the "3 muskateers"

they sported their Good News t-shirts:


It's funny to me how egrets will go to ANY water hole....even ditches in the middle of neighborhoods!
My girls thought they could sneak up on this one - HA!


This is what pics look like when my battery is dying!!
This rainbow was right over our house, and was a perfectly timed reminder of God's faithfulness!

Monday, January 11, 2010


Inspired by the movie, Julie & Julia, I attempted Boeuf Bourguignon.  It looked so yummy in the movie, and I guess I was up to a challenge.  Even though the recipe is very long, and it did take 6 hours to make (that's not hands-on hours, just total time), it was simple.
And, according to all family members who ate it (all the Eagles, plus two grandmas), it was the BEST meal they'd ever had....and was worth all the time and money!!!!

The only thing I didn't do was add the mushrooms.  Oh, and I didn't clean up the pot for presentation purposes :)  So, it may not LOOK gourmet, but Oh, did it taste gourmet!!!

Here it is:

If you've ever tried it, let me know how you liked it....or if you've ever made it, what was your experience like?
Bon Appetit!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


And when it's really cold, nothing hits the spot like this:

mmmmm....beignets and hot chocolate!!


This is what I discovered outside a restaurant this weekend! 

This pic was taken @ 9:00pm with a flash:

same image without a flash:

a little closer up:

Friday, January 8, 2010

365 Project # 1-8

365-1 * NEW
My oven (see testimony of why this is so exciting here)

brothers sharing

a quiet place


piano hands

crocheted snake

laughing (I know that this one doesn't really count, but from all the pics that were taken from this day, this is my favorite! My brothers and I took my Dad out to eat for his 70th birthday...we had a great time!)

diamond (front)

diamond (back)

Friday, January 1, 2010

looking for a great giveaway for the New Year?

check this one out: