Friday, November 28, 2008

Purple Garlic Mash Potatoes

I just wanted to share with you all our purple garlic mash potatoes we had for Thanksgiving with my family. Yes, the potatoes are actually purple... they're supposed to be more of a blue color, but for whatever reason they turned out purple. My Mom works for the WSU experiment station in Prosser, and one of the doctors is trying to make red, white and blue chips! It was a little freaky because they were so purple, but at least they tasted good!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ten things I'm Thankful for.

I'm not sure how this tag thing works. Alice might need to walk me through it. :)

1) My Salvation ,the Bible, and Gods amazing grace. Psalm 84:11 "For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly."

2) My best friend and wonderful husband Dan. He has shown me what love is. "I love you
not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you." Roy Croft

3) My sweet boy Jacob. My mind always wonders back to the day I found out I was pregnant, and how happy I was. Tears of joy started streaming down my face once the doctor told me the reason why I had been feeling so sick...she mistook my tears for sadness, I quickly told her that they were tears of joy! I had desperately wanted to become a mother, but do to certain things happening in my life, I never thought it was a possibility. The love I feel for him takes my breath away!

4) My Grandma Lil. I can't thank my Grandma enough. She was the one that made sure all her grandchildren grew up knowing the love of the Saviour. She took us to church, enrolled us in christian school, read to us about God, sang praises to His name in front of us, and she prayed for everyone of us at least once a day. No matter what was going wrong in my life...she always found a way to make it better with her words of encouragement, prayer, faith and love.

5) My Parents. I love and miss them so much. They have given me so much to be thankful for!

6) My lovely one else gets our family :) I begged my parents for a baby brother or sister for years. Finally 9 1/2 years later my baby sister came into the world. From the moment she was born, I have loved, protected, spoiled, and yes fought with her, but we have an amazing bond. I'm so happy we are sisters and friends. I love her so!

7) My friends. I have meet, and became friends with many different people over the years and I've been blessed by each friendship, but I have found a group of wonderful christian women that I consider my close friends at BBC. I love them and I'm so thankful for them.

8) My church. I spent several years not going to church. Living my life how I wanted to...I knew I needed to start living a christian life and get back into church. Our family finally made the decision that we needed to find a church, I knew the type of church I wanted to be apart of...but my husband not growing up Baptist wasn't so sure that he wanted to try out a Baptist church. We finally agreed that we would try out different churches, but we both wanted the church we decided on to use one Bible the KJV. After looking around town we decided to give a Christian Church a try. We went on Easter bad could they mess that up...right! Well, about 15 minutes into the sermon I was ready to run away. Once we were in the car Dan and I looked at each other and said NO! We started looking on the internet, and I found the BBC website...I was so excited! Our first Sunday at BBC I felt like I'd come home, I was so thankful that Dan felt the same way! We our so thankful for our Pastor and BBC!

9) Our home. It might not be the best looking home on the block...hehe, but it's home to us. We've put tons of money and many hours into our home. It's made Dan and I closer by working together, and it's given me a wonderful neighbor and friend...Alice!

10) A good cup of coffee/tea. What can I say it gets me through the day :)

I think I will tag my friend Shannon :)