I am the first to admit l try to plan out my week and blog post but sometimes life happens. I even have a planner (okay lots of planners) to keep me organized but good thing you can erase or cross out and start over.
Like today ! My hubby has the day off (I didn’t know about) but that changes plans. Then I forgot about my parents Anniversary (63 years) on my planner but that’s tomorrow post. I think that makes plan C : I am kinda on a roll today. Hopefully your day goes better it’s just another Maniac Monday!
Yesterday was my husbands birthday. And In our family it means road trip to find the perfect tree. In Michigan where we lived for many years it was a trip to the tree farm to pick out the perfect tree. We even had a favorite tree farm we got our tree from every year since our son was born. The trees grew with him on the farm.
Now living in Louisiana it’s to our local Lowe’s for a tree. Not as much as fun but we love keeping the tradition alive. This year with my son in college it was just Tom and I doing the shopping, But while shopping we got a message ( pictures) from my son he was at a Christmas parade Another thing we always did to welcome in the Christmas season. when he was small. So we are keeping the family tradition alive in our own way. It’s important to us to have traditions that can be passed on – thats why I love to scrapbook and showcase pictures from past to present. Enjoy my pictures of our Tree Shopping Road Trip. Lisa
Today’s Words of Faith come from the Book of Ruth.
A little about the book of Ruth ? Ruth is a story of love, devotion, and redemption set in the days of the Judges. Basically, it is the story of a Moabite woman who forsakes her pagan heritage in order to cling to the people of Israel. Boaz brings a Moabite woman into the family line of David and eventually of Christ.
Ruth 1 : 16
But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.
Personal thoughts :
On a personal side my Aunt was named Ruth. The oldest of 12 she was an immigrant to this land as a child, first to go to college in her family and taught a generation of kids and still had time for family. A Godly women – who served her community and Church with loyalty and kindness.
A women that when I think of the book of Ruth I think of Aunt Ruth. Lisa
Today’s Words of Faith -Comes from the Book of Judges: is the seventh book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. In the narrative of the Hebrew Bible, it covers the time between the conquest described in the Book of Joshua and the establishment of a kingdom in the Books of Samuel, during which Biblical judges served as temporary leaders
“Next, the trees said to the fig tree, ‘Come and be our king.'”
My drawing today is the fig Leaf & figs. Colored with paint and pastels in green and browns. As I read this passage I thought about my family fig tree and my Dad. Let me share my story :
Figs trees and figs are very special to me in my yard there is a fig tree that is very old that still bears fruit every year. And my Dad whose in his 80’s picks the ripe fruit and cans it to give away to friend and family. ,Like this fruit bearing tree my Dad fruit is Gods love ,prays and blessing to all he meets. . I I am blessed to have both the fig tree and my Dad still part of my life .Lisa
Happy Wednesday ! Today post Family Scrapbook Album :
What is scrapbooking? Scrapbooking is a method of preserving, presenting, arranging personal and family history in the form of a book, box, card. Typical memorabilia include photographs, printed media, and artwork. Scrapbook albums are often decorated and frequently contain extensive journaling.
Someone asked me why I scrapbook ? I enjoy sharing memories of the past with others. And over the years my style and products have changed -today I am sharing a family album I made about 20 years ago – and I am considering re doing the pages.
Today I start at the Beginning with my Grandmother and her family. Who married at 14 (50 plus years) ,had 3 kids ,was a hard worker (ran the family hotel & later post master) and loved God.
She taught be to make biscuits from scratch & amazing Pie and was an avid quilter today I celebrate my amazing Grandma.
My Grandmother and Mom. My Mom and Dad now live in Grandma house .
My Grandmother and her family. They were considered “Northerners” since they were from the north part of Louisiana. Lisa
Happy Wednesday ! Today I celebrating my love of paper and sharing a few pages of some small albums I am working on. Small 6 by 6 album are perfect for gifts and remembrance of a special event. And lets be real – there are quicker to make Lisa
This one is a school album for my son. It’s filled with fun things like this field trip we took with our group to learn more about the local Indian population. Want to know more check out History Louisiana Indians
This one is for me : A collection of quotes ,pictures and more celebrating Hope, Creativity and a positive life. Lisa
Today is Monday and I am Home today cleaning house and donig all those things I put off earlier in the week.
But what will supper be ? Since I will be busy -Looks like sandwiches tonight but not just any sandwich – a family favorite .
What is it ?
A Monte Cristo is a fried ham and cheese sandwich, a variation of the French croque-monsieur. In the 1930s–1960s, American cookbooks had recipes for this sandwich under such names as “French Sandwich”, “Toasted Ham Sandwich”, and “French Toasted Cheese Sandwich”. Swiss cheese is typically used
1 t mayonise
1 t prepared mustard
Sliced Swiss Cheese
1/2 C milk
Make your sandwich . Then in a bowl mix Egg & milk set aside. Heat a skillet and dip sandwich in egg mixture and brown on both sides -serve hot.
Its Saturday Morning and we are off to the local farmers market,craft & music Jam this morning ;
Here’s quick Fiesta Cheese Pie to get us started!
1 refrigerated Pie Crust ( partially baked/lightly brown)
11/2 C shredded Monterrey Cheese
1 C shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 C diced cooked Ham (finely)
1 Can diced finely green chilies ( you can put as much or little to taste}
3 Eggs ( slightly beaten)
1/4 C each of diced green pepper & Onions (finely cut)
1/2 C Cream
1/4 t Salt
In pie crust layer Cheese,then Ham & chilies . Mix together the eggs,cream,onion ,bell pepper and salt and pour over the Cheese & chilies. Bake at 325 for 40 minutes, Let Cool and serve in wedges. Lisa
So this pie can be changes up by adding any leftover cooked meat or you can add both green &red chilies.
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