Thursday, April 30, 2009


Last weekend Addy, my mom and I went down to Port St. Lucie FL to visit my great grandmom.  We have not seen her since last July and I wanted Addy to meet her Great-great grandmom.

What a blessing it was to see the joy on my Grandmom's face when she played with the baby.  Doesn't she look great for 94 years old? 

Monday, April 20, 2009

Pure Comfort

Whats the perfect comfort food for a miserable, rainy day?

Banana Bread

Banana bread!!

This is a simple recipe that I have had great success with!


  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup chocolate chips

No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

Whats your favorite rainy day comfort food?

Monday, April 13, 2009


Psalm 127:3-5

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,

The fruit of the womb is a reward.

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Explosion

I had big plans for this blog.... but between teaching, pregnancy, and the birth of our sweet baby girl it was put to the wayside.

Now that I have a smidgen of free time during the week I am hoping to re-enter the blogging world.

The Explosion

Being a mommy requires you to wear many hats. Nurse, circus clown, dry cleaner, janitor...the list goes on. Yesterday morning I felt like a worker at a toxic waste site. Every Wednesday and Thursday you will find us girls at my parent's house. I teach music lessons in the evenings and my mom will watch the baby for me. Both Addy and I had just had our breakfast (well for Addy it was her 2nd breakfast) and I was playing with my baby girl attempting to hear that beautiful little giggle that bring such joy to my heart. I guess I was wiggling her around a bit too much because in a moment I was covered in spit-up. Fast forward a few minutes later: Mommy is in a new outfit (always bring extra!) and I decide to give Addy a much needed bath. Bath is ready and as I remove her diaper.....*squirt* Great! Now the bed and the baby are soaked! I quickly rip off the sheets to keep it from soaking the mattress and then get the wiggling, now-naked baby into the tub. Cleanliness here we come! (or so I thought)Within a minute of putting her in the tub I start to see bubbles. Not to concerned, just gas right? WRONG! She pooped! GROSS!

After the tub was cleaned out, the baby bathed, dressed and happy I just sat with my re-heated mug of coffee and had a good laugh.

I love being a mommy.