Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Celebrating Baby

My dear friend Carey threw me a baby shower to be remembered. And look at the beautiful diaper cake that another dear friend, Kalyndra, managed to make me (with a 6 week old babe of her own!) The diaper cake is so cute- I am going to have trouble unduing this artistry it to use the diapers (and bottles and pacifiers- hich are also inside the cake). What a blast the party was. I am very blessed to receive a baby shower for my fifth baby. How special for our little guy to get brand new things of his very own.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Children of the Living God

I was listening to Fernando Ortega on Pandora radio and heard Alison Krauss's unmistakable vocals and violin in the background of Children of The Living God. They have two collaberations on the 1998 album In This Bright Hour. Why didn't anybody tell me about this great song? Here is the link to the song on You Tube.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tricking and Treating and Reformation Partying

We had a long night-

But they got lots of candy and had a blast at the reformation party.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Carmel Apples

This is what we did tonight. It was very easy, but I didn't plan ahead well to make room for 25 carmel apples in my fridge!

Caramel Apples from

2 pounds lady apples or tart apples, such as Macouns or Winesaps

1 pound caramel squares

10 wooden sticks

Wash and completely dry the apples. Insert a wooden stick into thetop end of each. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the caramels with 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water. Cook until smooth, stirring occassionally, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.While the caramel is hot, dip the apples in, swirling to coat evenly. Let the excess caramel drip off and place the apples on the lined baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator to harden, about 1 hour. Yield: Makes 10 apples

NUTRITION PER SERVINGCALORIES 216.67(16% from fat); FAT 3.82g (sat 3.01g); CHOLESTEROL 3.18mg; CALCIUM 67.6mg; CARBOHYDRATE 46.45g; SODIUM 111.96mg; PROTEIN 2.3mg; FIBER 2.55g; IRON 0.16mg