moms main little man

moms main little man

mamas little country girl

mamas little country girl

For the love of a horse

For the love of a horse

The love of my life

The love of my life
Love endures all things

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

recycling robin

Well everyone knows I recycle but I never realized what a major example I was setting! As always every spring and summer my yard and gardens are swarming with plants and wildlife. A robin makes a nest in this maple tree every year and as I was watching her tend to her nest I noticed many odd things sticking out of the framework of her little haven. String , odd little pieces of twine and even in the major architecture of the nest styrophome plate piece. And so I have come to realize that all we do affects the lives and minds of others and they live by our examples right down to my recycling robin mama

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lifes lessons about Love

I am a try to fix the world type of person,and when my niece recently wen't into foster care I was crushed! My family is my all and I have always been a very family oriented person. I had watched the pregnancy and did the majority of preparing for her precious arrival. Being an aunt was the next important thing to being a mother to me. As the days went by my husband and I contemplated seeking custody of her and even adopting her if need be. I went every route I could to support all family and friends involved but also inside afraid of the outcome of raising her with all my health problems,being a lower income family,and the everyday challenges of raising my own 3 kids one being My niece Joys big brother now 3 1/2 years old with some special needs. It pained me to think of the thought of him ever being seperated from his baby sister and possibly never even knowing her. I had understood and known all too familiar the feeling with being adopted and seperated from my own older sister for many years but now have been blessed to have her in my life permanently. Many things came to my mind especially the words of my grandma and mother and with the constant support of my sister I learned the true meaning of If you truely love something let it go. After meeting little Joys new foster family I have come to the conclusion. In all best interest and true Love for dear little Joy I would have to step back and let happen what God had planned. I held her in my arms today for a visit and her little smile said thankyou aunty. It is amazing the amount of love and the lessons of love you can learn from just one little child

The gardening has begun! I have enjoyed watching the little seedlings emerge and grow into a garden of fresh veggies I will be soon enjoying

Sunday, April 25, 2010

amish friendship bread variations

I have been enjoying my friendship bread batter and thought it would be neat to use it in different ways so I researched for some ideas. Here they are. If anyone tries them let me know how they turn out!


1 cup amish friendship bread starter
2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 pkg yeast disolved in 1/2 cup water
1 egg
1/4 C oil

Mix all ingredients together. Dough will be sticky. Let rise to double in size. add a small amount of flour and knead for 10 minutes. Form in loaf or rolls. Let rise until double in size.
Bake in 400 oven for 20 minutes. This recipe can also be used for cinnamon rolls.


replace vanilla pudding with chocolate and add 1/2 cup chocolate chips and coconut

subsitute almond flavoring instead of vanilla flavoring and use white chocolate pudding

use lemon pudding and 1/4 cup poppy seeds and bake in muffin pans

use dried pinapple and lemon pudding

use bannana cream pudding and a mashed bannana

add 1 cup grated zuccini

use dried apples and caramel pudding

use 3/4 cup white chocolate chips and 3/4 cup macadamia nuts and cheesecake pudding

add chopped dates and pecans

add 1 cup crushed pineapple1 cup coconut and pistachio pudding

try using different jellos for a unique flavor and color

Amish friendship bread is very easy to play with so try new additions and see what you can come up with.

amish funny cake pie ( my newest recipe I tried)

Top part

1Cup sugar
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup butter or shortening
1 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix together and set aside

Lower part

1/2 cup sugar
6Tablespoons water
4 Tablespoons cocoa
1/4 tsp vanilla

Mix together and pour into unbaked pie crust shell.

Over this pour the top part. The chocolate will come up over the edge which gives a nice crusty edge to the finished product. Bake in a 350 oven for 35 min or until firm (toothpick tested)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

These are the moments that make life everything. Amoment with the love of your life

Holding your babies close and watching them grow and see the awe in their eyes when they have new experiences.

Spending moments together with the ones you love and carrying the memories in your heart and mind forever

Thursday, April 8, 2010

This morning for my breakfast I decided to concoct something new and yummy so here it is

Put these ingredients in a blender

1 bannana
6 strawberries
6 ice cubes
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 Tablespoon sugar

blend on smoothie cycle yummm