Monday, November 30, 2009


Mary Katherine made us a new "Thankful Tree"
this year and everyone was happy to write
what they were thankful for on individual leaves.
This leaf tells part of the story...
showing names of family members
we are very thankful for...
Jack IV was VERY thankful Aunt Stephanie let him
play with her I-Touch. He LOVED drinking milk
from it:) His smile says it all....too cute!
3 Jacks and Ali rode Segway's
while the weather was so nice..
..Jackpaw took Jack IV for several rides...
...Korky and Jack IV drinking together from
the I-Touch drinks...
....Ali & Jack IV with their Mom making sure
he didn't fall from the wagon!
So very much to be thankful for...
but this year more than ever
I was so very thankful for everything
HE has provided for our family...
food, a roof over our heads
& a healthy family.
Praying your family had a wonderfully blessed
Blessings today and always,
Matthew 21:22

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cowboys & Indians

A sweet lady from Alabama mailed me pencil
drawings to engrave on tiles last week.
Above is a collage of some of them after they were
scanned, engraved and ready for shipment.
Hopefully she'll be very pleased with how
her drawings engraved.
"Creator God, teach me to see the
beautiful things that are obscured
in life's deep shadows."
-The heart of a Father
Mike Nappa & Dr. Norm Wakefield
Blessings today and always,
Matthew 21:22

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Remembering Dickinson State Softball Players

Remembering Kyrstin, Ashley and Afton.
Please go here to read about their Memorial Service
and please go here to read a very informative
blog post regarding Emergency Escape Hammers.
Praying for these young ladies teammates,
their Coaching Staff, and the entire
Dickinson State University staff & student body.
Also praying for each family and the loved
ones & friends affected by the loss of their loved ones.
Blessings, prayers and peace of mind to
each and every individual who have been
affected by this tragedy.
Psalm 46:10

Friday, November 6, 2009

KK's Zucchini Casserole

Excited to join in with

Thanksgiving recipe exchange.

I try each Thanksgiving to cook things my

Mom and Grandmother once cooked for us.

For the life of me I don't know how they did what they did,

so many things to choose from for Thanksgiving Lunch,

then so many wonderful desserts.

We have a "Traditional Thanksgiving Meal"

including Turkey & Dressing, but I have learned to

start way ahead of time with casseroles and desserts

by freezing these starting in October each year.

Then on Thanksgiving Day I don't end up 'cooking'

all day but just bake and serve
and enjoy being with family.

Christy is kind to bring one of her
Dad's favorites each year,

Deviled Eggs, but other than that I try

my best to 'be like Mom & Grandma' and do the rest myself.

I am so very thankful for the traditions they started and

thankful they allowed me in the kitchen while growing up,

watching and listening to their 'tried and true' baking secrets.

So thankful for 'family' and so thankful Thanksgiving is

right around the corner so I can
see loved ones I haven't seen in a while.

Hope you enjoy the recipes shared this week at

Kelly's Korner
and hope you'll give this recipe a try, it is delicious!

Zucchini Casserole

8-10 Zucchini washed, ends removed
and quartered

Boil in water until tender and drain
In a small saucepan melt:

1 stick Margarine

8 oz. Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Remove from heat & add

8 oz. Sour Cream

Stir until well blended.

Butter Casserole Dish, place zucchini in dish.

Pour cheese mixture over zucchini.

Top with crushed Town House Crackers

Top with Salt & Pepper To Taste

Bake at 350 F 30 Minutes


Another Thanksgiving Tradition

started by Mary Katherine

last year was her making a

"Thankful Tree" and

bringing it on Thanksgiving Day so

each of us could write on

a 'leaf' cut with Fall colored construction paper.

The Thankful Tree was a

branch cut off of a real tree and placed

in a metal pail then secured with rocks.

During the entire day of Thanksgiving when we

would think of something we were thankful for,

we'd write on a leaf and place it on the tree.

By the end of the day the tree was covered in

messages of "Thankfulness".

I saved ours and will use it again this year and

we can reflect on things we were thankful for this
special time last year.

I look forward to adding

'thankful' notes to the tree this year!

"Ourselves also, which have the first fruits

of the Spirit." -Romans 8:23

But the first fruits were not the harvest,

and the works of the Spirit in us at this moment,

are not the consummation - the perfection is yet to come.

We must not boast that we have attained,

and so reckon the wave-sheaf to be all the produce

of the year: we must hunger and thirst after

righteousness, and pant for the day of

full redemption. Dear reader, this day open

your heart wide, and God will fill it.

Groan within yourself for higher

degrees of consecration,

and your Lord will grant them to you,

for He is able to do exceeding abundantly above

what we ask, or even think.

November 6 - Daily Help - Rev. Charles H. Spurgeon

.....remembering Grandmother-1987

with much love, admiration and gratitude...

Have a wonderfully blessed weekend,


Matthew 21:22
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