Last Thursday we went to Port Stanley with A. Emily, A. Elise, and A. Shaylynn. It was their last day at Taun's and my house so in order to appear 'unborring' we decided to do something fun-an picnic in Port. We had pizza buns for lunch with cinnamon buns for dessert. Afterwards the kids had fun running and rolling down a hill.
Sweet, sticky Sen!
Hill Rolling Esmé-8.5 months Tiana Ksena and Tiana
We went to Ferguson's on Saturday night to pick pumpkins. The girls were already in their PJ's but we went anyway...lazy or efficient parenting? Who says being practical can't be fun! :O)
Elise and Ksena...my two youngest sisters are over while my parent's are in Tennessee for their 20th anniversary. We are having a great time together. Thrown into the sunset. Catch me Daddy!! This one looks good! Shaylynn, Mia, Ksena & Elise
Remember Sunday's sermon about Job? These people are living out the truth that God is there amidst the worst pain this sinful world brings. This story will move you to tears and impress you with God's love for His people. I was struck with the comfort they are reaching out for despite the suffering they are going through-only God can instill this kind of peace and faith. What a comfort to know that God provides strength for His children!
What do they all have in common? Nothing. I got a pink Gerbera Daisy plant for my birthday and my favorite perfume from my sweet husband. :o) As for the muffins, I just thought I'd share the recipe-I got it from www.allrecipes.com.
Perfume Muffin Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups milk 1 egg 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (Mel: Did not include) 1/3 cup whole almonds (Mel: Did not include) 4 tablespoons white sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners. 2. In medium bowl, Sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In large bowl stir in milk, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients to large bowl; beat well. Add chocolate chips and walnuts, stir well. 3. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Poke almonds into tops of unbaked muffins. Sprinkle muffins with sugar. 4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Mel: I baked for 27 mins)