An invisible red thread connects those that are destined to meet,regardless of time,place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break.~Ancient Chinese Proverb

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Grandma's recipe

I just simply LOVE my grandma's banana pudding.
She's made it for as long as I can remember, and it's just one of hose comfort foods that always makes me think if her.

I can fondly remember spending Sundays afternoons at their house after we'd get home from Church as a Family. We'd go over for a big lunch and to swim... And there was always banana pudding for dessert.
Well, with Spring finally sprung, it was time to break out the ole glass bowl (you HAVE to use the same dish she does!) and get cookin!

I enlisted the help of my Boys..
They were eager to help, and Alex was eager to lick the beaters..
We did a lot of slicing... And a lot of taste testing....
And finally, we were done....

While it never manages to taste JUST like hers... I was excited to recreate one if these childhood memories with MY Boys....
Definitely a sweet treat!

Easter 2014

Whew.... Busy, busy week! Better get caught up before the Month is over and it's MAY! Holy cow.... Where did April go?!!

This year for Easter, we participated in a Movement called Forget the Frock. 

Instead if dressing up in our Easter finest (and hearing the Boys whine about their button shirts), we sported our tees that funded a cause. Our mission this year was Orphans (a mission that has become very near and dear to our hearts since beginning the adoption process to bring Mia home). We supported 5 different organizations with 5 different tees, all which support the Fatherless.

It was so nice to feel that we were representing something important to us. The kids loved it and are already asking if they can sport their tees every Sunday (hey... Wonder if they are just trying to avoid those button shirts?? Hmmm...)

We celebrated at Church and then followed with an Easter egg hunt. The Boys got really excited about finding the eggs that the Easter Bunny had hidden the night before, Mia.... Not so interested.. But she looked so cute, trying!

The Boys enjoyed digging into their Baskets left by Mr. EB... Again, Mia... Not interested.....

We hope that you all had a very Happy Easter!!!! (And that all of the peeps and chocolate bunnies are now completely out of your pantry!!)


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It's clearer up at the top...

Whew!!! What a busy week we have had!

We wrapped up our spring break up in the mountains visiting my sweet Aunt. We love it up there. Nice view, cool temps (we even saw snow flurries!), and no chores for Momma.... That's a vacation!!!

We spent our days eating out, visiting and playing. My Aunt has a cabin atop the mountain that has a huge yard... So needles to say, the boys and Dog ran their hearts out!

Sweet Alex just adores my aunts cats... He is so taken with them and cries each time we visit, when it comes time to leave... Because he doesn't want to leave the CATS!!
He even made them a card for my Aunt to red to them each night.....

No, Alex... We are not getting a cat.....

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


The other day I was sitting around with a group of my sweet Friends, and we were talking about GRACE. 

How we know we all SHOULD have it, SHOULD show it, SHOULD exude it.....

But how, often times, in fits of disappointment or anger..we don't.

After getting together, one of the ladies ran across this, and sent it to me......

Thought it was too good not to pass on....


Lions, Tigers and Bears...ohh my!!!

IYesterday we spent a fun filled day at our local Zoo!
It was perfect weather and we so lucky to be joined by our fabulous friends...

While it was packed (everyone else had the same idea!), we managed to make our way through the whole park, getting glimpses of all of the animals...

Well, Day 1 of our Spring Break was a success!!!!

Now, we are off to the Mountains to visit our sweet Aunt....and maybe see some snow flurries!!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Forget the Frock 2014

Forget the Frock started when God convicted the heart of one woman...

Emily, born and raised in the South, knew all too well the annual Easter lead-up: stores filled with expensive frilly clothing, mom’s discussing the perfect dresses and little Easter suits for months before the day arrived. She had lovingly participated in the tradition her entire life and as the mom of two young girls the tradition was sure to continue.

But, you see, God had begun to change Emily's heart. Thanks in part to the adoption process of her best friend Emily's eyes had been opened to the plight of the orphan. Her heart had been stirred for the needy, the helpless, the widowed, and the victimized. God had meticulously planted a seed of change in her heart, which had taken root and demanded more room, more time, more focus...and suddenly, she found the entire Easter tradition frivolous. 

Instead of seeing frilly dresses, she saw hollow bellies and sunken eyes. Every price tag reminded her of just how many children could be fed with that one purchase.

Emily had recently become acquainted with Feeding the Orphans, how the purchase of just one t-shirt from their site could help feed an orphan. She knew she heard the gentle voice of Jesus nudging her to do something to honor the orphans He loved so dearly.  

Forget the hair bows, forget the shoes, and forget the dainty little cardigans… FORGET THE ENTIRE EASTER FROCK… The Fox Family would FEED an Orphan with their Easter attire!

As Emily and her husband, Jason shared their convictions,people began to share the passion... others followed their lead using social media sites to spread the word and invite friends to join. Soon, hundreds of people, even entire church congregations, were choosing to “Forget the Frock."  The numbers are humbling. Since 2011FORGET THE FROCK has helped raise nearly $50,000 for orphan care simply by asking people to dress with a PURPOSE on Easter.

Our mission this year is Orphans.. To help feed ONE (or in our case, 5), but you can choose ANY mission...and buy a tee to wear on Easter. Show your support and take a stand... go against the grain... .I promise... You'll be glad you did!

So, ditch those frilly dresses, neckties and buttons shirts your kids hate wearing, and choose an Organization that supports something important to you!!
We have had fun picking out our favorite tees that will each help support an Orphan.. And we will be sporting them next weekend....

Will you??