Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Aunt Phyllis' Famous Thankgiving Dressing...

For years (mostly my adult years), Mimi made this delicious dressing for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I can barely think of a holiday passing without making this or having it. I am sure she pulled it out of one of her MANY cookbooks but her daughters have renamed it "Aunt Phyllis' Famous Dressing".

I am not really one that's fond of the holiday could grill out hamburgers for all I care...but if I have to eat Turkey...this dressing makes the whole holiday to me.

I just finished preping it to cook it tomorrow. I can't wait to "go back home" when I put it in my mouth...

I think Mimi thought cheese could make just about anything better and toss in some yummy ground have some melt in your mouth "yum"!!!!

Here is the recipe if you'd like to try it: (click on it to make it bigger)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Snowman Pennant

I made this cute snowman pennant today! I hope I have time to make more!!! They are adorable!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Another hat for the homeless

Fun scarf

I finished this scarf in a fun!!! This one was double knitted on the yellow long loom using bulky yarn. I NEED more yarn....

Mikayla's Baptism

Listening to Mrs. Jennifer read Mikayla's testimony.

So proud of my sweet Mikayla today! It was the most awesome Children baptism service. Pinelake does a New Beginnings Class for children that want to ask Jesus in their heart. It is four weeks long and it involves making sure they know what kind of decision they are making and how to become a disciple.

Today was the culmination of the class. Her baptism. They told us that the parents could join them in the water, so Chad went while I had Autumn and Hannah in the audience. I didn't know but they let the parents baptize the children (Chad is an ordained deacon, but Pinelake's stance is just being a Christian, follower of Christ allows one to baptize). This was the most precious thing ever! A daddy baptizing his little girl...his sister in Christ. It was beautiful!

They all were able to take the Lord's supper and they clearly explained how the ceramony was a time to remember what Christ has done for us and examine our own lives and confess any sins we many have before partaking.

After this, we had a reception for all who were baptized and they awarded each child (who was baptized) a certificate of baptism and a beautiful Adventure Bible with their name on it, to start their journey getting to know who Christ is!

An exhausting day, but a beautiful one! We are entirely blessed!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Hats and Scarves...oh my!!!

I've been down with Bronchitus this past though I've had no physical energy...I've had to keep my hands busy...I hate staying still but when you have no get up and go...its hard to feel inspired to do anything...

Enter the knitting looms...they are just sitting there begging to be used to make while I watched about 4 movies laying in the bed...I made these for the girls...

Hats for homeless project

Our church is doing Hats for Homeless. My goal is to make 2 hats per week for the project. Here is my first one for it. I've made a couple for the girls so now I've had good practice. This one is made on the extra large yellow round loom. At first I thought it would be huge, but when you take it off the loom it tends to shrink up a bit. I think it'll be nice and cozy for whoever gets it. I made it with a combo of olive yarn and black chenille type yarn.