Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Romans 8:26 "In the same way the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans." This verse encourages me today, sometimes I just don't know what to pray. Somedays I'm actually so angry that I can't find the words to pray and my prayers come out as wordless groans. How wonderful it is that the Spirit intercedes for me and God hears me anyway!

I don't think that there is anything worse for a mother than to see your baby suffer. You would take all the pain in a heartbeat if only you could. Where would I be without prayer? I need to be strong for him, I'm so grateful that while I hold him, the ONE who created him is holding me, because without HIM I couldn't be strong enough.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Iced Coffee Concentrate

I just found the most amazing recipe for iced coffee!! This is the reason why I am sitting on my computer at midnight writing this blog post. I just drank an entire glass of this amazing iced coffee. Well, I had to try it right....anyway I got this recipe from Pioneer Woman Cooks and it is amazing. It takes a long time, but it's SO WORTH IT... First take a pound of ground coffee, the richer and darker the better, but any coffee will do. I used cheap price rite brand just because it's all I had in the house. Then you want to add 2 GALLONS of water to the coffee grounds, that's A LOT of water so be sure that you have a GINORMOUS bowl, pitcher or bucket to hold it all while the coffee steeps.

Then wait and wait and wait until the coffee steeps, at least 8 hours or overnight, after that strain it through a cheescloth into whatever you want to store it in and then refridgerate until frigid

Ok here comes the good part, grab a glass and FILL it with ice, as much as you can fit in there

Then fill the glass with coffee concentrate until about a half full. Then take 3 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk, make sure it's not evaporated, it's not the same and will not work, and mix it into your coffee (YUM)

Then add half and half until it's as light as you want it, and sugar if you need it

YUMMY....now mix it all about

stick in a straw, or two, and enjoy!!!

NOW you don't have to spend all your money at this place.....

Or that place.......

Have a great, coffee filled summer!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Hot Air Balloons

Today we had Hot Air Balloon storytime and craft We read How to make an Apple Pie and see the world. A really cute book.

The kids though so too

Then off to the tables to make our own Hot Air Balloons

Everyone was so creative in their designs

So colorful

with a little help from parents as well

Jesse's finished Hot Air Balloon

.....and Jadyn's

Be sure to check back and see what we are up to next!