EASTER ~ special celebrations

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Easter is a very important time for our family. This special day signifies just how much God loves us.  Christmas is when the story of Jesus' life begins and Easter is the climax of God's promise of salvation for us all.  After Jesus lived a perfect 33 years on earth, people, who were threatened by his words of love and salvation, crucified him. After his death on Good Friday, he was placed in a tomb. PRAISE GOD!! Three days later, he … [Continue reading...]

MY TOP 25 FAVORITE MOVIES

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I love movies! In high school, I worked at a movie theater and some of my favorite memories happened after the theater closed on a Thursday and the staff would stay and watch a new movie that was opening Friday. We had the whole theater to ourselves and we had FUN!! Nowadays, it's just a great excuse to get all the family together in one room for two hours. Offer pizza, drinks, other very healthy snacks (is chocolate a vegetable?), and everyone shows up. We turn off all the lights in … [Continue reading...]

CHEDDAR SHRIMP AND PENNE ~ from Taste of Home

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At about 5:00p.m. today I decided to think about what to make for dinner. Please tell me some of you lovely people have done this, too. I'm not really as bad a slacker as I think I am, am I??   I looked in my freezer and refrigerator to see what goodies I could throw [...]

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ULTIMATE FRISBEE ~ is it a real sport?

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Have any of you wonderful people ever heard of Ultimate Frisbee? A few years ago, I would have answered that question with a big "No." Now it's a huge part of our family's life. It was introduced to us by Son #1 when he would play the game with his fraternity brothers. Then Son #2 started [...]

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MY BUCKET LIST ~ at least one wish

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  I have a dear friend! I have been blessed to call her my friend for over 25 years.     We met when we were both orienting for a new job. I remember thinking the first time I saw her that she was "one of those girls". She was beautiful and smart and all [...]

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PLANS FOR THE LAUNDRY ROOM ~ and it isn’t doing a load

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  One of the projects on my  TO DO LIST FOR 2014  is this laundry room. It's a generic, one wired shelf kind of laundry room. Nothing exciting or interesting. My plans are to use the upper cabinets of the kitchen cabinets we bought at the ReStore place for the family room bookcases seen here. These [...]

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FROM SPRING TO WINTER ~ wait…what?

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  A couple of days ago, my sweet daughter and I and our puppy took a long walk. It was a beautiful sunny day. We wore light jackets and ended up taking them off and wrapping them around our waists because it was so warm.   What a beautiful day!! The birds were singing, the [...]

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MUSIC IS THE PRAYER THE HEART SINGS

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Hello Strangers!!! I have not posted in awhile. We've been very busy with all the snow, ice, sleet, and rain we've been getting lately. And I just found out we experienced a 4.1 earthquake last night. We were completely oblivious!! Hope everyone is safe. The puppy had NO idea what to do with all this [...]

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OLIVE GARDEN’S SHRIMP CARBONARA

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OLIVE GARDEN’S SHRIMP CARBONARA   Marinated shrimp 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup hot water 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning 1 Tbsp chopped garlic 3 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined   Sauce 1 cup butter 1 1/2 tsp chopped garlic 3 Tbsp bacon bits 3 Tbsp flour (all purpose) 1 cup Parmesan cheese [...]

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BAKED CHICKEN

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Tonight we had one of my family’s favorite dinners. Baked chicken with potato casserole, green beans and onions and crescent rolls. Hope the picture looks as good as it tasted!! BAKED CHICKEN 3 lbs. chicken thighs 1 Tbs. salt 3 Tbs. sugar (I usually add a little bit more-hee hee!) 1 1/2 Tbs. soy sauce 3/4 [...]

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