Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving this year was espically fun for me. I got to cook my first Thanksgiving dinner! Zach's parents came up to our apartment for it. Over the next several posts I will share the recepies that I used.

The first course was artichokes dipped in melted garlic butter.
The main course was a Peach Holiday Ham, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy (this was store bought so I can't share that recepie), Pistachio Pudding, and Hot Rolls (also was store bought...).
Dessert was Pecan Pie, French Silk Pie, Whipped Cream, and Home-made Vanilla Ice Cream.

I started cooking the day before, with all the sweet food. On Thanksgiving Day I did the rest of it. I must admit that I was wishing I was feeding more people, because Zach and I had a big ol' menu planned, than we realized that we were only going to be feeding four people, and we had to cut some really yummy sounding food out of our menu. :-( But it all turned out good anyways.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Real Treasure

The cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them; a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box. "Oh please Mommy, can I have them? Oh Mommy please!"

Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl's upturned face. "A $1.95. That's almost $2.00. If you really want them, I'll think of some extra chores for you and in no time you can save enough money to buy them for yourself. Your birthday's only a week away you might get another crisp dollar bill from Grandma."

As soon as Jenny got home, she emptied her penny bank and counted out 17 pennies. After dinner, she did more than her share of chores and she went to the neighbor and asked Mrs. McJames if she could pick dandelions for ten cents. On her birthday, Grandma did give her another new dollar bill and at last she had enough money to buy the necklace. Jenny loved her pearls. They made her feel dressed up and grown up. She wore them everywhere - Sunday school, kindergarten, even to bed. The only time she took them off was when she went swimming or had a bubble bath. Mother said if they got wet, they might turn her neck green.

Jenny had a very loving daddy and every night when she was ready for bed, he would stop whatever he was doing and come upstairs to read her a story. One night when he finished the story, he asked Jenny, "Do you love me?" "Oh yes Daddy. You know that I love you." " Then give me your pearls." "Oh Daddy not my pearls. But you can have princess - the white horse from my collection. The one with the pink tail. Remember, Daddy? The one you gave me. She's my favorite." "That's ok Honey. Daddy loves you. Good night." And he brushed her cheek with a kiss.

About a week later, after the story time, Jenny's daddy asked again, "Do you love me?" "Daddy, you know I love you." "Then give me your pearls." "Oh, Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have my baby doll. The brand new one I got for my birthday. She is so beautiful and you can have the yellow blanket that matches her sleeper." "That's ok. Seep well. god bless you little one. Daddy loves you." And as always, he brushed her cheek with a gentle kiss.

A few nights later, when her daddy came in, Jenny was sitting on her bed with her legs crossed Indian-style. as he came close, He noticed her chin was trembling and one silent tear rolled down her cheek. "What is it Jenny? What's the matter?" Jenny didn't say anything but lifted her little hand up to her daddy. And when she opened it, there was her little pearl necklace. With a little quiver, she finally said, "Here, Daddy. It's for you." With tears gathering in his own eyes, Jenny's kind daddy reached out with one hand to take the dime-store necklace, and with the other hand he reached into his pocket and pulled out a blue velvet case with a strand of genuine pearls and gave them to Jenny. He had had them all the time. He was just waiting for her to give up the dime-store stuff so he could give her genuine treasure. So like our Heavenly Father.

~by anonymous

Monday, November 22, 2010

Faith

The father, a well digger, strong was he,
And as loving and kind as a father could be,
And Mary his daughter, five years old,
Was very much dearer than millions of gold,
To Mary her father was big, grand and nice,
So each had a treasure, beyond any price.
One day to the well, little Mary was sent
To take daddy's lunch, how gladly she went.
But when she looked down, not a thing could be seen,
the father saw Mary and heard her voice, too,
But made not a sound, just to see what she'd do.
She dropped to her knees, the dear little soul,
And called down, "Oh, Daddy, are you down this hole?"
"Why yes, Mary darling, I'm here at your feet,
Just drop my lunch for I'm ready to eat.
Just let it go easy, I'll catch it all right."
She did and she saw it fall out of her sight.
"Why Mary," said father,
"There's enough here for two,
Now this is the thing I would like you to do.
You jump down here to me and we'll eat it together,
Down here in the cool and away from the weather."
"Oh, Daddy, I'm afraid,
I can't see you at all,
Be sure now you catch me and don't let me fall."
'Twas just for a moment she wavered in doubt,
Then closing her dear little eyes she jumped out.
In the darkness, yes, that was the test,
She trusted in faith in her father's request,
And both were so happy he kissed her and smiled
Because of the sweet trusting faith of his child.
"Oh, sweet little Mary, you put me to shame,
How often my Father has called me the same,
But because it was dark I turned back in doubt.
Refusing the call, though his arms were stretched out."

~by anonymous

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Move Quote Game Answers

So here are the answers to the Movie Quote Game. No one was able to guess all ten answers, though with a combined effort all the answers were guessed correctly...


Here they are!

1. . Character 1 "You do your best. You've not said a word to her in a week."Character 2 "I have. I've said yes and no."

Sense and Sensibility - Elanor and Mary Anne

2. "Yes, words are useless! Gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble! Too much of it, darling, too much! That is why I show you my work! That is why you are here! "

The Incredibles - Edna Mode


3. "...let me persuade you to follow my example and take a turn about the room. It's so refreshing!"
Pride and Prejudice - Caroline Bingly


4. "I realized in that moment, 'I must find a heir.'"
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Willy Wonka


5. "I know, you had it sorted."
Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian - Edmund


6. "That still only counts as one!"
Lord of the Rings - Gimli


7. "But why is the rum gone?"
Pirates of the Carribean The Curse of the Black Pearl - Jack Sparrow


8. "O great and powerful Steve! What do you want?"
Over the Hedge - the dad possom... I can't remember his name


9. Character 1 "He's gonna steal your boat."
Character 2"He won't steal my boat."
Character 1 "He's stealing your boat..... He's like Robin Hood in reverse."
Flushed Away - Rita and her younger brother

10. "Undercover, got it. Mmm-hm. Nobody sees, nobody knows. Click-click, hehheh!"
Hoodwinked - Twitchy

Friday, November 12, 2010

Six truths in life

1. You cannot stick your tongue out and look up at the ceiling at the same time, a physical impossibility.
2. All idiots, after reading #1 will try it.
3. And discover #1 is a lie.
4. You are smiling now because you are an idiot.
5. You soon will forward this to another idiot.
6. There is still a stu...pid smile on your face.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Move Quote Game

So, I have to admit that I stole this idea from Country Musings blog page...

Guess what movies these quotes come from... you can leave your answers in the comment box.

1. Character 1 "You do your best. You've not said a word to her in a week."
Character 2 "I have. I've said yes and no."

2. "Yes, words are useless! Gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble! Too much of it, darling, too much! That is why I show you my work! That is why you are here! "

3. "...let me persuade you to follow my example and take a turn about the room. It's so refreshing!"

4. "I realized in that moment, 'I must find a heir.'"

5. "I know, you had it sorted."

6. "That still only counts as one!"

7. "But why is the rum gone?"

8. "O great and powerful Steve! What do you want?"

9. Character 1 "He's gonna steal your boat."
Character 2"He won't steal my boat."
Character 1 "He's stealing your boat..... He's like Robin Hood in reverse."

10. "Undercover, got it. Mmm-hm. Nobody sees, nobody knows. Click-click, hehheh!"

I will come back in a week and post the answers for you!