Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Back in the Denver airport - love the free wifi!

I am headed home from MOPS convention & then a few way-to-short days in Indy. There were so many people I didn't have time to see! I hated that! But I was thankful for the few I did connect with.

You see lots of interesting things when you are travelling. The lady that flew behind me on one flight wearing her pjs and big pink fluffy bathrobe was one of the odd ones.

The flight I just got off of...well, two hours ago...two more hours to this layover to go...I sat in the row behind the exit row. I have no problem with sitting in the exit row and on this flight I think I would have preferred to. The woman sitting in the exit row was probably about 65. The flight attendant asked her if she was okay lifting the 40 lbs door and throwing it out over the wing. She said yes...WHAT??? There is no way she could have done that - she may have broken a long hot pink fake nail or lost one of the seven gold rings she was wearing on her fingers!

But have no fear, my safety was reassured after she had three OJ and vodkas.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Jeffrey has been in speech therapy for about two months now. We are seeing some improvement, but the main problem is that his tongue is not very strong. It's like it doesn't know what to do...so we are training it. We get a lot of "L" sounds, and struggle a bit with "T" and "D". For instance, "Glama" instead of "Grandma". However, this afternoon Jeffrey was singing a Sunday School song and the mistake can not be attributed to speech - at all!

Today's Song: "I'm In The Lord's RV"

What? You didn't learn that one in Sunday School either - who knew?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sun AM Reading

This morning I was reading Song of Solomon...and well...I have no comment on that! But I was also reading Psalm 50. A couple of verses struck me.

14 Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God.
23 But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me.

I really struggle with being thankful. It is so much easier to see the negative - the problems - than to be thankful for the good things. I thought I would end this time with a list of things I am thankful for, but even that sound difficult to do. Really, ten things and not just listing the names of the people in my house - that would be cheating! Well, here goes...

  1. clean dishes and a dishwasher
  2. a moment of quiet to be able to read my Bible in the morning
  3. the WonderPets for occupying my 3 year old while I read
  4. God's provision of food in these tight days
  5. a beautiful sunrise
  6. protection while our garage door was open all night
  7. a circle of friends that care about me, my well being, my marriage, my kids, etc
  8. my husband who is willing to sacrifice so much
  9. my kids who keep life interesting - what would I possibly do all day without them?
  10. my God - who makes life worth something!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Breaded Ranch Chicken

So after a few requests, here is my Breaded Ranch Chicken recipe that I got from Chris, that she got from Pam, that really was originally from Mandy. Where did you get it from Mandy???

Breaded Ranch Chicken

8 chicken breasts (I use boneless skinless tenders - they cook faster)
1 c. crushed corn flakes (really who measures that?)
1 c. grated parmesean (I use the powdery stuff in a can - again with the measuring)
1 envelope Ranch dressing mix
1/2 melted butter

I use 2 pie plates. Melt the butter in one; mix the dry ingredients in the second.
Roll the chicken in the butter; roll the chicken in the cornflake mixture
Bake @ 350 for 45 min (that's the time for the breasts - tenders take just long enough for the rice to cook - 25 min.)

Easy recipe to make more cornflake mixture if you run out. Also, a great recipe to make for a lot of people. I use jelly-roll pans to bake them on. Enjoy!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Who Knew God had Stinky Feet?

Breakfast Conversation:

Morgan: (pointing to the empty chair at the table) who is gonna sit there?

Jeffrey: God is.

Morgan: No, Jeffrey, God is in heaven.

Mommy: God is every where, even though we can't see Him. He can sit in that chair.

Morgan: He's not there...I can't smell His stinky feet.