Til Next School Year Ladies

We have been finishing up so many of our group adventures these last two weeks. You would think that means that we have tons of free time ahead of us but it seems like all the empty spots just keep filling right back up with other joyous things for us to do!!

I was blessed to be able to have a goodbye breakfast potluck for one of my bible studies.

This is my homeschool momma’s bible study group.

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This is just the beginning of all the food that was brought and shared!! It was so yummy and every dish was created (or bought) with love :)  I must have gained 5 pounds just sampling a little of everything!! My teens and my friend brought her teens, and there was food left over!! That is how abundantly blessed the morning breakfast was!! Thank You Jesus!!

Here is a picture of all but 3 of the ladies in our group.

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Love these sisters in Christ so much!!

We all love to encourage each other so much in the Lord that we never even got past prayer and munchies!!

So much for planning next year’s bible study!! Ha ha ha!!

Just a quick peek at what my daughter and her friend made while we chit chatted.

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They went outside and collected daisies…

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Remember making these??

These two girls are so wonderful!!

I hope you have the most blessed day my friend!!

May the Lord shine on your day and give you joy!!

Tea and Scones for Teens

Rebecca and her friends learned how to have a proper tea at church the other day.

It was so lovely!

044The girls had to learn everything from setting the tables to making the food.

Here up above they are learning how to make scones :)

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Yummy!!

They had to learn how to make proper tea sandwiches too.

040How to set a serving plate full of cookies…

042…then place them on the serving holders…

037…how to set the table…

048…finally how to properly serve and drink the tea.

047Such a lovely group of girls! They did an amazing job too!!

I know in today’s society this might not sound very important.Kids are more interested in what stars are wearing and dating than proper manners.  Thank goodness a few of us still feel this is a right of passage and a gift to know how to be a proper hostess! Thank you Ms Linda for taking the time to teach the girls  etiquette! These are going to be some amazing Proverbs women taught by some lovely Titus wives!!

036Terrific Teens Loving the Lord together at tea!

 

She is Another Year Older

Processed with RookieMy little girl is growing up!

Just a few years ago,

Becca spring 2008 001Look how cute my little girl was!!

037So happy and cheerful to have around…

Becca's 7th Birthday 006Such a joy she has been to us!!

020Growing into a more Godly young woman every single day.

021You surround yourself with good Godly friends too.

019You are wise beyond your years.

Processed with VSCOcam with p5 presetYour a princess of the most High God!

Processed with VSCOcam with m2 presetIt was a pleasure to get to surprise you with some happiness on the anniversary of the day you took your first breath and I got to hold you for the first time in my arms though you have always been in my heart sweet girl.

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You are so special to me!!

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Christmas Stuff

December phone photos 059I was so busy I did not have a chance to post anything from CHRISTmas!!

Can you believe how quick time went? Wow.

Here is a picture of my girl in her new shirt from TT& Twins :)

She loves it!! She wears it often!!

Then she and her sister also got these…

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The boy got a training and new uniform (pictures of that later)

and the oldest got new jammies and a new purse.

She will not allow pictures in the jammies on the internet, LOL!!!

Belle also got another one of her favorites…

December phone photos 069Legos!!

This is a horse stable set with a food court.

It is so cute!!

December phone photos 075The Lego girls can even do tricks on the Lego horses!!

Whoo hoo!!

We took the kiddos to see the lights up the hill. Some of the houses are amazing!

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We made little houses, as our family tradition dictates.

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They had fun making (& eating) them though!!

December phone photos 063Most important, we celebrated Jesus birthday :)

He is the reason for everything!

Hope  your CHRISTmas  was blessed and filled with much joy!!

Yummy Cookies by Angelica

This YouTube vlog is from a dear friend. Her food is incredible!

These videos are a family effort too. I just love that part!!

I will post the recipe at the bottom :)

 

Here is what she posted at the end of the video.

If you liked it she would love if you would subscribe to her channel :)

 

~This recipe was created during a time when God was redirecting us (course correction)… During a time when my family did not have a home of our own… We all lived in one room, but during that time we prospered and grew strong as a family… greater than three strands~
“Build houses and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit.” Jeremiah 29:5

Ingredients:

2 7oz. Packets of Sun Maid Tropical Trio
1 1/2 cups of Pecans
2 1/2 cups of Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of Baking Soda
3/4 cup of White Granulated Sugar
1 heaping cup of Golden Brown Sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) of Cold Salted Butter
2 Egg Whites
3 Egg Yolks
1 1/2 Tablespoons of Real Vanilla Extract

Sweet Glaze Topping:

1 14oz. can of Condensed Milk
1/2 a stick of Salted Butter
1/2 Tablespoon of Real Vanilla Extract

 

Have a blessed day friend!

Went Out With The Girls

Not, actually my girls, but my MOPS girls.

MOPS is Mothers Of Pre Schoolers. I am a Mentor Mom. That means I have been married for a LONG time to the same incredible man and have at least one kiddo graduated, so I might have some advice, hopefully good, to help these girls with raising their little angels.  I wish I had been in a MOPS group when I had my first born! That would have been such a blessing!!

Okay, let me get back to my life snippet…

We all met up at one of the area hot spots for coffee and tea.

We are such rebels, most people get together in the evening to hang out. Not us!! We met in the morning, kiddos in tow, had us some hot beverages and fellowship!! Whoo hoo!!

phonephun 003Totally check out the stylin sippy cup in the shot there!!

Ha ha ha!!

It was so nice though really.

The coffee shop is just amazing!! The barristas are crazy coffee artists!!

Just because I love how much work the girl took and how pretty my coffee was, here is another picture.

Here is my mocha.

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Makes me want another one!!

The rich coffee topped with the cooling foam…how they make those designs is just…I don’t think I have the patience.

It was so lovely though.

 

The fellowship that followed was so needed.

My table this year is filled with amazing women.

These girls are precious.

They all have beautiful children that they have been blessed with and are incredible mothers.

Our theme is “Be You Bravely.” These women are doing that every single day.

I know that I am there to Mentor them, but I think they give me so much more than I give them. They are like the little sisters that I wish I had.

 

Lord,

I thank you for each and every one of those young women.

I see You working in each of their lives in such different ways.

You have each one working in such a myriad of situations, yet all of the goals are the same,

to please and honor You.

 

I thank You again Lord for the blessing of getting to be around these incredible ladies. Thank You for trusting me with their hearts.

I pray Lord, that You will  give me the wisdom and the words that only You can, to help direct their paths. May I be the person that they need me to be.

They have blessed me already, and I thank You for them.

 

May their homes be filled with joy and be blessed by You this holiday season.

May we all honor You in all we do.

I love you Lord.

Amen