Friday, June 25, 2010

Anyone want to Brag on their teens????

My sweet big kids are getting so...well... big. It seems like only yesterday they were spitting on other children and making them cry at the water fountain at church.*sigh* Where does the time go? Okay, yes they were very naughty, but they have come a long way. Every single day they say or do something that makes me so proud. I am loving this teen/older teen stage of life with them so much. I think if I'd been asked when I had only young children if I thought I'd like it, I'd have said no. I've seen them both share the gospel and encourage younger siblings to do the same. They look out for underdogs in life and are really loved by alot of people. They make me really proud, and it has been a pleasure giving them more and more freedom and seeing them use it wisely. I don't even expect them not to make mistakes along the way just as I hope no one is expecting that of me. At this point in life, I'm trying hard not to launch fully into bestest friend stage with these still growing people, but its sooo great to have a foretaste of the pleasure of grown children.
God is extremely good.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lemon Hummus

Tonight we are having our second family group meet at our house that focuses on missions(In particular a family serving in Pakistan) , and evangelism and confession. Our church has 4 four groups meeting in the area. Kamryn made hummus so that everyone can sample a middle eastern food. Here is the recipe. Just add it all into the food processor and blend.

1 can garbanzo beans(drained and rinsed)
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup tahini
1 clove garlic(pressed)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil (add to processer as it blends)

Serving tonight with pretzel sticks.

Everyone in my house loves this recipe. Its an old favorite.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tired after her magnificent performance and ready for rooty tooty fresh and fruity(or whatever little cutsie pie name IHOP has on their kids menu for pancakes with a whipped cream face)
Enjoying a late late dinner with nana and papa after the four oldest girls' ballet recital. It was alot of fun and really beautiful..
Cason and Richard coloring.

The boys waiting to give their ballerina sisters roses!!!!!
It was a beautiful performance.

Waiting and searching!!

He found his ballerina!!
Sweet girl.