Friday, December 24, 2010


Love to Jesus is not to be measured by the amount of knowledge we have, or how well we talk--but rather by the simplicity of our dependence upon Him, and the uniform tenor of our obedience to His will.
-John Newton

The simplicity of my dependence on Him......good thought

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


A hypocrite is someone who pretends to be what he never intends to be. —Tom Ascol

This quote reminded me of a song that we used to sing at camp. I looked it up online and they've butchered it:

Don't wanna be a hypocrite
Don't wanna be a hypocrite
They're not hip to it
Don't wanna be a hypocrite

Don't wanna be a Pharisee
Don't wanna be a Pharisee
They're not fair you see
Don't wanna be a Pharisee

Don't wanna be a Sadducee
Don't wanna be a Sadducee
'Cause they're so sad you see
Don't wanna be a Sadducee

Just wanna be a child of God
Just wanna be a child of God
Walkin' the same path He trod
Just wanna be a child of God

Don't wanna be a goat, nope
Don't wanna be a goat, nope
Haven't got any hope, nope
Don't wanna be a goat, nope


I just wanna be a sheep
Baa, baa, baa, baa
I just wanna be a sheep
Baa, baa, baa, baa
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
I just wanna be a sheep
Baa, baa, baa, baa

This was some what how it went-our Camp Zion version was definitely better. Member Jame?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mmmnnn....maybe not


I love how the lady is like, "I never knew that." I also love how she shoves that plastic bag in the cupboard at the end. Hee hee!

Love it!


Serious! More snow than I've seen in a LONG time! Like 2 feet! Super fun to drive in! Where should we go?! This picture barely scratches the surface of what it is really like outside right now. Blizzard-like conditions! Blowing, snowing-HARD! Driving is like insanity! It's awesome! I am NOT, however, going to be happy when it is -30 tonight!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Blonde at Football Game

A guy decides to bring his new blonde girlfriend to a football game. After the game is over, he asks her if she liked the game.

She replies: "Oh it was great, I loved watching those men in tight clothes, but there is one thing I don't understand."

"What did you not understand ?"

And the blonde says: "Well, at the begginning of the game, both teams flipped a quarter to see who would kick off first. Then the rest of the game everybody was yelling get the quarter back, get the quarter back, get the quarter back. So I thought to myself, gosh it's just a quarter!"

Cheese Puffs

These tender little savory puffs are a tasty addition to your party menu. They are quick and easy to make and can be served hot or cold.
1 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup flour
4 eggs
1 2/3 cups shredded cheese.. cheddar and mozzarella, you can use any favorite blends of cheese
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
In a saucepan bring water, butter, salt and cayenne pepper to a boil.
Add flour all at once, stirring until a ball forms, remove from heat.
Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition until mixture is smooth.
Stir in cheese and dijon mustard.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on parchment lined baking sheets 2 inches apart.
Bake at 425ยบ for 20 minutes or until golden in color.
Yield: 3 dozen

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Beautiful Feet

My beautiful friend Leah and her family are being called by God to Africa next January! Please pray for them and visit her site! Click here

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Best Friend

Isn't this so cute?! Levi writes about his best friend Ben! So fun! In case you cannot see it it says:
My best friend is Ben A. Twohy. We love to play cops and robbers and his brother Jaye loves to play rough. We also love to play Zoo Tycoon. He has brown hair and blue eyes and he has a lot of legos. He has king and castle stuff and he has a lot of toys. He is a good Christian and he loves God. Im very happy to have a good friend like him. I saved his life twice. The first time I saved him from suffocating underwater. I pulled him out of the water. I loved Ben so much we became best friends.


I gave Libs the bunny I used to have on my bed as a kid yesterday. I told her that I named him Blueboy when I was a kid. Why is it that all kids name their animals/toys/etc such boring names? Me included! Ya know, we name every dog we have Sparky and every cat we have Taz, right mom? Haha. Well, she was so happy when I gave her my prized stuffed animal that she turned him into a girl. It is the 21st century and very p.c. Ugh!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanks Mom!

Mom left these beautious flowers at our house when we were out of town this weekend. They are so gorgeous! Thanks Mom! There's nothing like coming home to flowers from Mom!


A few weeks ago we had our first "slush-storm" of the season. It was a gorgeous Narnialand to behold! Trees were falling all around from the weight of this heavy snowfall. Cbass and I drove up to the cabin with the kids to meet Pete and Levi. Mom lost power and had to cook our grub at the hall. Die hard!

Liberty the Injun!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010


"I don't know what God is, or what God had in mind when the universe was set in motion. In fact, I don't even know if God exists, although I confess that I sometimes find myself praying in times of great fear, or despair, or astonishment at a display of unexpected beauty.
There are some ten thousand extant religious sects---each with it's own cosmetology, each with it's own answer for them meaning of life and death. Most assert that the other 9,999 not only have it completely wrong but are instruments of evil, besides. None of the ten thousand has yet persuaded me to make the requisite leap of faith. In the absence of conviction, Ive come to terms with the fact that uncertainty is an inescapable corollary of life. An abundance of mystery is simply part of the bargain---which doesn't strike me as something to lament. Accepting the essential inscrutability of existence, in any case, is surely preferable to its opposite: capitulating to the tyranny of intransigent belief.
And if I remain in the dark about our purpose here, and the meaning of eternity, I have nevertheless arrived at an understanding of a few more modest truths: Most of us fear death. Most of us yearn to comprehend how we got here, and why---which is to say, most of us ache to know the love of our creator. And we will no doubt feel that ache,most of us, for as long as we happen to be alive.

-Jon Krakauer
" Under the Banner of Heaven"
(I just finished this book about the Mormon faith. It was an incredible read I recommend).

I am amazed that I live each day knowing I am known by and know the Creator. What an amazing grace that God chose me in His incredible mercy! He didn't leave me in the dark wondering about 9,999 other belief systems. I am undone!

"For by grace you have saved thru faith; and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast."
-Ephesians 2:8-9

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Bored of same ol, same ol

Tired of the same recipes? Me too! Today we are having

Spaghetti Pie
6 oz drained spaghetti
2 tbsp olive oil or butter
2 eggs, well beaten
3/4 cup shredded parmesan
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup spaghetti sauce prepared with or without meat
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease 10 inch pie plate. Toss hot spaghetti with olive oil or butter. Combine eggs and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. Stir into spaghetti. Pour spaghetti into prepared plate. Form into "crust." Spread ricotta cheese over crust. Top with spaghetti sauce. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. Top with mozzarella cheese. Bake 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Cool 10 minutes. Cut into wedges.

Libs also made this Ambrosia Salad

1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (8 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained
1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
3 cups miniature marshmallows)
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a large bowl, combine the whipped topping, fruit cocktail, pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix together well and refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes.

Had to put this on the blog so mom could read it, make adjustments, and make it for the elders since she won't be able to find her cookbook. ;O)

We'll take a picture later....

Monday, November 08, 2010


Libs was telling me the other day she has 4 Bibles! I was worried because I fear she's gonna collect them like a lot of us do right? I can't part with any of my 19 Bibles! She's on her way....

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Yoda or Artax?

Everytime I bike across this little bridge I look down the swamp and think I'm going to see Yoda or Artax. (Artax is from "The Never Ending Story") I could swear it was filmed here.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


We picked this up at the conference this weekend. Whaddaya think? You need this. Yes? Now the question is, do you give away the 95 Bibles you own?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Another team pic

Double click and see Levi! His helmet has his name on it. They're so cute out there smackin butts, fist and chest bumpin, and tacklin! Good fun!

It looked way cool

We were at Levis last game today, or so we thought. They ended up winning 36-0 and entering the Pony Bowl. Is it gonna be in Hawaii? I wish. It couldn't have been a more beautiful fall morning and added to the beauty were hot air balloons taking off right above the field. It was awesome! These pics don't compare with how cool it really looked. I also added a pic of Pete and Levi from his game Thursday night which was another incredible win. Go Cardinals! (I told Pete the bright lights got in the way of the picture but I said it was Halloweenish-like back from the dead looking, doncha think?)

Good one

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Camp Song!

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 3, 2, 1.....blastoff! Somewhere in outerspace God has prepared a place for those who trust Him and obey. Jesus will come again, and though we don't know when the countdowns getting lower everyday. Ten and nine eight and seven six and five and upon the savior while you may....three and two coming thru the clouds in bright array....the countdowns getting lower everyday.
"And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am, you may be also.
John 14:3"
I can still picture the giant flip chart that the camp counselors would hold as we campers shouted out this favorite tune!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

So true!!

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Stolen from Vitamin ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Flatulent Ariel

Funny story. I spotted this treasure at the Goodwill and Liberty had to have it. Well, since I'm not always a pushover for the little gal I told my sister about it and she told me to pick it up for her for the birthday. I noticed that it resembled a ballerina so I brought some batteries in my pocket prepared to see if this old thing was actually going to work. I went back to the Goodwill a few days before her birthday and tried it out. I put the batteries in and it gave the sound like the batteries were dead. Ya know what I mean? The mechanism was broken or it was clearly possessed by Ursula. I bought it anyway because I knew Liberty just liked how beautiful Ariel looked and wasn't even sure if she knew it was supposed to spin. I put it in her room and she discovered it a few days later. When I showed her the button that actually made her "spin" she was elated.....until I actually pushed it. She looked up at me with a distorted frightened look about her and I told her that feature didn't actually quite work. She didn't mind. She still thought she was simply beautious. She does push the button here and there and it makes the sound of a speaker kind of shorting out. I can't really explain. When she called Dana to thank her for the Ariel she told her, "Thank you for the Ariel. Jace can make her work really good but I can only make her fart."


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Libs 6th b-day bash


"Mom, can you get me a small towel that I maybe can get wet?" Levi shouts from the shower. "Sure, let me look and see if I have one," I reply. He leans out, "Mom, make sure it's small and soft. Are you sure you're ok if I get it wet?" I say, "Yes, Levi. It's called a washcloth. It's for the shower." He says, "It would be a good idea if we could leave it in here. I really need it to scrub my ears."

Friday, September 03, 2010