Saturday, November 29, 2008

Day of Thanks 2008

Put this one in the books as yet another great Thanksgiving spent with dear family. With so much to be thankful for, it was a wonderful day to give God the glory for all He has given us.

Check out that bird. These days we go the fried turkey route, simply deelish.
Way to go Daddy!!!

Pa Paw, Mee Maw, Ash and Mabry getting ready to dig in

Mabry LOVED the okra! I think she ate 8 of them!!!

Dad, Reggie, Mom and Scott
(don't they look thrilled to have their pic taken?)

Of course, you can't have Thanksgiving without the Cowboys Game. Even Sophie was fired up for the game with her jersey on :).

Reg, Sophie and I cheering the Boys on to a victory!!!

Mabry all tuckered out after a full day of family, food and play.

I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Mmmm Good!

Calling all gals who claim not to be a Betty, Martha, or Paula...Crocker, Stewart and Dean, that is.

I stumbled upon this easy and absolutely scrumptious Pumpkin Crisp recipe on a fellow blogger Whitney's site a few weeks ago.

Now, stay with me here and don't count it out, even if you aren't a big pumpkin fan. This litte number is deelish!!! Hubs was eating it straight from the pan...spoonful after spoonful. My co-worker made it soon thereafter and said her boys gobbled it up in less than 24 hours.

Anywho...for those of you looking to make a little contribution to the Thanksgiving Day feast, give this one a whirl, as it is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Pumpkin Crisp

2 eggs
15 ounces pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
12 ounces evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 1/4 cups margarine or butter, melted
1 cup chopped nuts

- Preheat oven to 350*.
- Mix first 8 ingredients together (eggs through vanilla).
- Pour into ungreased 3 quart baking dish.
- Sprinkle dry cake mix over top and drizzle with melted margarine.
- Bake for 25 minutes; top with nuts and bake an additional 15 minutes.

Great topped with butter pecan ice cream or your favorite flavor!

Happy Baking!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Go Speed Racer Go!!!

Below is a pic from a recent race Jordan and I ran together, the Tour des Fleurs 20K. It was a 12.5 mile race beginning and ending at the Dallas Arboretum (hence the fleurs part). It was a hot, but fun time this September!!!

It was Jordan's 1st big race and he did awesome!

After having been a spectator, as I ran a couple of marathons and such, Jordan decided to join in on the insanity that is distance running and asked me to be his coach (insert laughs and giggles here). We have been running together for nearly a year now and it's been so much fun, err, well, unless you ask him at 6:30 a.m. Saturday during our long runs :).

We've really had a great time together huffing and puffing and pushing through the mileage thus far. I am looking forward to many more miles of hubby-partnered training and some up and coming races this spring!

Way to go dude! Keep up the good work!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Turkey Day Fav's

So, with the holidays quickly approaching and Thanksgiving nearly upon us, I thought I'd see what YOU are most looking forward to gobble gobbling up this Turkey Day.

For me, it's all about the carbs :). Of course I love me some tasty bird, (we fry ours these days) but I am such a sucker for the starches.

The stuffing/dressing (whatever your fam calls it), dinner rolls, sweet potato cassserole, any flavor of pie, you name it...if it is carb-laden, I am all over it!

I mean, afterall, what's the 2nd most important thing about Thanksgiving,
after the Thankful part???
Well, the food, of course! (Yes, yes, and the Cowboy game, too.)
In the annoying words of Rachel Ray..."Yumm-O!!"

Okay, so, now it's your turn.

What is YOUR favorite, a Turkey Day must-have, or perhaps a family tradition ?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A United House

This is powerful and so beautiful.

Beth Moore posted this in her words as only she can.

A United House

To my beloved Sisters who I esteem so highly and consistently find to be part of the solution to our problems in the Church rather than the cause.

Please join me in praying for our President-elect Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, and his precious daughters, Sasha and Malia. Go with me before the Throne of our sovereign God and ask Him to grant wisdom from above to President-elect Obama and the indwelling presence and power of Jesus Christ. In the words of the Apostle Paul, "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior..."

Please also join me in the active and deliberate pursuit of unity and purity in the Body of Christ at this historical time in our country. I implore you in Jesus Name to have zero tolerance for prejudice whether it is regarding party-affiliation, color (whether you are Black, White, or Brown), economics or the like. Disagreement is not sin. Prejudice is. Satan has plotted events and planted attitudes that, should he be successful, will result in havoc. We must not stand for his schemes or cooperate in a single way. We would severely displease God and invite untold chastisement upon Christ's Church in our nation. Speak clearly to your children and graciously but emphatically draw a line in your work places and social circles regarding your stand against prejudice of any kind.

"Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, 'Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.'" (Matthew 12:25) A united house stands. A divided house falls. The devil has much to gain. But he also has much to lose.

We are the Body of Jesus Christ and we have an opportunity to show His character. This is our watch. We stand for what is right not from our feet but from our knees.

I humble myself before you and make these pleas under such bold direction of God that I could not resist it nor disobey it. He made it a fire in my bones.

I love and esteem you so much. Shoulder to shoulder, Dear Sisters. Let's leave not one inch for the enemy to come between us.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween and BU Homecoming '08


We headed to Waco Friday afternoon just in time to see Mabry, I mean, Shawn Johnson make her big Trick or Treating debut....

Wow! What a show it was!
Smiling with her CiCi and "black kitty"

Shawn and Shawn's Mom (check out the crafty button)

Silly Reggie making Mabry laugh, as always ;)


Saturday morning we were all up bright and early and out the door to the
Baylor Homecoming Parade.
Please note that this is my 26th BU Homecoming Parade (well maybe my 27th if you count in-utero). I missed a parade a few years back, but other than that, I have a near flawless attendance record.

Mabry sittin' pretty atop Poppa's shoulders at the Parade

Ash, Me and Reg at the Parade...ahhh, sibling love

Brooke and Reg post-parade

After the parade we grabbed lunch before heading to the big game,
Baylor vs. Missouri.

Once we got to the game we stopped at the George's Tent for a little pre-game social hour. It was SO much fun running into familiar faces. I missed a few folks, but loved catching up with those we did get to see.

Okay, so I totally slacked in the photo department at the George's Tent and game. I guess I was having too much fun visiting with everyone!!!

Jordan and Miss Olivia Scott!! (Kristen and Jay's darling, little lady)

Homecoming this year was so fun getting to chat it up with fellow bloggers and discovering a few, newly admitted blog-stalkers, too. PLEASE start commenting folks, so I can know who you are, sweet readers :).

Halloween and Homecoming were a wonderful time this year! I am so thankful for weekends with dear family and great friends. I can't wait 'til next year!!!