Thursday, November 27, 2008

Relaxing on Thanksgiving.

I am having a pretty relaxing Thanksgiving. I know I haven't blogged for a while, but I sometimes have the best intentions...But, intentions don't replace actions. I am so thankful for so many things. My husband, my kids, my family. There are so many things...

I am taking a break from getting my stuffing in the crockpot, turkey in the oven, and dishes in the sink.

This is our first Thanksgiving where no one will be here but us. We invited our nephew, but I believe he will be having dinner with his girlfriend's family.

I brined my turkey this year. We were given, sort of as a Christmas bonus, a Hutterite turkey. I really hope it turns out!

So, I did take some pictures of the process. I will get them uploaded and share my non-expertise with whoever wants to read...

Here is my menu for the day:

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Yams (many people call them sweet potatoes)
Green Beans
Pumpkin Pie
Egg Nog

Well, I am off to make Pie Crust...and be thankful...Most of all, thankful for Christ's finished work on the cross. Thankful that God doesn't see sin as the issue. Thankful that the only thing that separates us from God is rejection of our Lord's Complete and Finished work on the Cross on our behalf. He died FOR our sins. He was buried...raised for our JUSTIFICATION! He did it ALL, all we need to do is believe it!

Thank you God for providing a way for mankind to be reconciled to you!

oh...and thanks for Egg Nog.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Knock Knock Genius!

Tonight, Willard and I were at a birthday party at the local swimming pool. After we got done swimming, we went into the little changing/shower room. I took my turn in the shower, and Willard and I were saying knock knock jokes to keep him from opening the curtain. He kept saying...knock knock.. (I'd say, who's there?) Showereee... (showereee who?) Showereeee is funny!

So, after I took my shower, I grabbed my towel and we traded spots. I started drying off and it was my turn to start. My favorite knock knock joke is the banana one. Here is how our conversation went:

Hey Willard. Knock, Knock.

W: Who's there?

Me: Banana

W: Banana who?

Me: Knock, Knock.

W: Who's there?

Me: Banana

W: Banana Who.

(This went on a couple more times.)

(Willard was sorta getting bored/ I thought it was time for the orange part....)

Me: Knock, Knock.

Willard pauses.....

W: Maybe you should use the doorbell.

I just started giggling...He doesn't even know he is funny!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


You may or may not have noticed that I haven't blogged in a while...Chaos...That is why. I will explain more, when I have more time! Among all the chaos of the last few loving husband still makes me Things like this:

Today, I was in a grumpy mood. I was trying to snap out of it, but nothing seemed to be wokring. I was talking about numbers and I asked him what his favorite number was.

"I don't have one, but I have a favorite letter."

"What? A favorite letter but not a favorite number. Well, that's silly. What is it?"


AWWWWWWW! I just grinned. And smiled. And grinned...and smiled.

I love him.