Title Overview

As a teenager & young adult living in the fast lane it surely did make me try to lose my mind (as the song says). But then there was a change that occurred in my life in which I am glad to say “I’d like to keep my mind !” Guess that’s why I love 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. That goes to show me who had control over my mind! Don’t think for a moment that we are not who we hang out with, listen to, read about or look at! I am thankful for a new walk, and a new talk for I once was lost but am now found!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

From Jennifer's Kitchen Part 2 & Train em up

My dear young friend shared some lemons with me so I started craving a lemon ice box pie.  It is so simple to make. 

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1 small can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 graham cracker crust
1 small tub Cool Whip

Mix everything together until smooth and pour into pie crust. Refrigerate until set about 1 hour. Easy as pie!
Thank You God's Lil Miss!

Oh yeah & the remainder of the lemon juice went into ice trays in the freezer.  The kids are having a blast with frozen lemon cubes.  Thanks PlainOldKristi ... I am liking this blogging stuff & so is my husband.
Ah Yes, see why you have children !!!  No just kidding, they actually volunteered!  Even Eloise helped ! Thanks !  I have to say though, my lil man has always been a worker ! 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

From Jennifer’s Kitchen

Ok so what do you do when you have bananas that look like this?? Yuk!! Thanks to my friend Beppi…I made a bread or cake..call it what you want. It was delicious! I am also someone who believes you use what you got in the pantry, forget running to the store...cuz you go to the store & you end up purchasing more than you went there for…right? So the recipe called for chopped pecans & all I had was almonds so I chopped them up. Then, I didn't have loaf pans so I used my skillet….mmm it worked! 

Banana Nut Bread with Chocolate Chips

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix (whatever you have in the pantry)
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup chopped pecans
½ cup chocolate chips

In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, egg and milk. Add bananas; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in pecans & chocolate chips. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans or skillet. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

AND WHALAH!!! Dessert!!

Thanks Beppie for the idea!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Day of Fun in the Sun & Baby Soon

A day off school!!  We just love days off..took a trip to a new rock climbing wall @ the park & had soooo much fun! 
Won't be long & I am gonna be a granny, uh mawmaw, uh gammy, ugh mimi,
oh how bout a jenjen!!!  Just ask lil CJ! We shall see...the countdown is on!

Family I haven't seen in forever!!!  Pic of aunt & cousins 
(Westbankers with the exception of one of course!!) 
The funny thing is they all live near my friend plainoldkristi (small world).

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Look Back Over the Last Couple of Months:

Stone Mountain, GA (our lil day and a half getaway trip)

Everyone was just a tad bit cold!!!
"The Barn" a fun place we could have stayed all day!

Family & Friends
A visit with the Klines @ TGIF!!  oh yeah with CJ's citizenship paper!

Missionaries back home from Africa!  Welcome home!

CJ sporting his new toy for Christmas

Lil sis got a kick out of her gifts for her brothers!! Ex large toothbrush & comb! 
Fit them perfect that's why they are laughing so hard!

Poppy had him a lil surgery and needed a lil nap while waiting on everyone 

Just so happens we have birthdays in December as well!

Creating & eating our family gingerbread house for a contest at the church!

Children's church along with the regulars performing at the nursing home! 
What an awesome time it was!

Adopted son receiving his "Terrific Teen" award!  Congratulations!

Ahhhhh!  The fireplace!!!  I just love my fireplace!

Thanksgiving at the homestead!!!

Dinner for a couple of days!  Yeah this is pass time around here!

Our adopted family whom we love very much!!!

Ah yes my lil Jr. Beta Club Vice President!!!!  You got it "VICE PRESIDENT!" 
Look out President Obama T-Boy wants to change the world, more like get rid of school!! 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

At Last I Did It!

To all my fellow bloggers (you know who you are) I finally came up with a title!  That has been my dilema, yes coming up with a title!  lol  And yes there's a meaning behind it!  I will see if anyone can figure it out...It's in retrospect to the change in my life in the over the last 18 years!  Let me know if you figure it out...In the meantime, it is gonna take some time for me to figure this blogging stuff out!!!!

Here is pictures of my garden (& a lil harvest) that I have been trying to maintain.  Yes what you see is just about it with the exception of my baby citrus trees that I hope makes it through the upcoming freezes!   Isn't much, but it's a start....I just love being able to go outside and pick my veggie for dinner!

Pray for my baby girl, she's home sick!!  :'(