Saturday, December 29, 2012

Have a Happy New Year

To continue with my Christmas post, the Christmas was full of sorrow and joy. Let me explain!

 Sarah and Lida at Umi's

We celebrated with our daughter Sarah while she was here by going out to a Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar for lunch and then back to our children's home in Starkville for play time, dessert and  to open gifts.

Time to take a spin

Our happy baby boy.

No, this was not her Christmas

Our photo shoot

We took our daughter Sarah to Jx for a wedding and to catch her flight for home. After she went to board her plane we left for Greenwood to prepare to return to Starkville for Christmas day.

Early Monday morning we recieved a text that our babies were sick and the kids said that they would understand if we didn't want to come to their house for Christmas. After talking the situation over Honey and I decided that we would go ahead with our plans and maybe we could help with the sick babies, at the time we didn't know it but this was a God thing. We had a fun Monday night filled with rocking sick babies and lots of cooking. We were up most of the time Monday night with the baby because of his not being able to breath and also teething.

Monday morning bright and early my Dad knocked on the door he was here for the day. We were excited that he decided to come although the babies were sick.

I played Santa Claus during the night and we were exicted to see Austin's reaction when she saw what was under the tree.

She seemed stunned when she saw the doll she had asked for, she didn't try to touch it she just stared.

Talking about the gifts while Daddy looks on.

A bag for Gammy's house

Benny Boop and his MSU football and got a cowbell too. 
He's all boy loves wheels, balls and making noise! 

Click on the photo at the bottom of the page to see lots more photos of our Christmas.

We lost two precious souls during the holiday, our lost is heavens gain!

Uncle Bob was a retired Baptist preacher who never really retired although he tried too many times. I cherish the way he led his family by example and his love for us all! He is in a better place now and he will be greatly missed!

Before lunch Christmas day our son received a phone call that he was needed in another town. His best friend had died unexpectedly, what a blow to us all. He and Ash hurried off to be with the family and I took care of dinner and the sick kids. Thank the Lord my Dad and Honey were there to help!

Chris Rushing was a special person! I can't began to list the wonderful things he has done for our family! He will always be remembered for his loving, sweet, gentle spirit and the love he has shown! I'm disappointed though that I didn't get to help set him up with the woman of his dreams, I tried a few times. Now he is in a MUCH better place with others that loved him as we did and one day we'll all be reunited once more.

Thank the Lord that we know where both of these precious souls are, it helps us to endure the sorrow we feel!!

Have a Happy New Year friends, we never know when it may be our last.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas Y'all

We've had a great holiday season so far!

We started our celebrating with the "Annual Roy Martin Christmas Parade" in our hometown which is always great.

 Santa Claus

Then we assisted with our annual "Breakfast with Santa". It was so much fun. It's like a Christmas carnival at our church.

 Santa and his Elves

We've had Christmas dinner with our church family and attended the adult and children's programs. Both programs were top notch and I hear the dinner was fabulous, my piece of pie sure was.

Our last event was dinner with the Good family and celebrating our grand-daughter Lida's 2nd birthday. It's always fun when you get a lot of kids together.
 NOT a picture perfect moment!

The two youngest

My two big girls, Lida and Austin!

Now we are beginning to celebrate with our children. None of us together but each family separately because we are scattered all over the USA. I'll post photos and details of these celebrations after the first of the year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! 

Let's remember the REAL meaning of Christmas it's not all about the presents and food!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Old Fashioned Egg Custard

I am getting ready to go to my Dad's tomorrow so that I will be in town for an appointment with my arthritis doctor on Tuesday.

We have our annual Christmas dinner at church Wednesday night provided and cooked by our men's ministry. YES we have a wonderful group of men at NGBC who cook for us all the time. The only thing that they asked is that we provide some desserts, so I offed to make a couple of pies. When I was planning my pies for Wednesday night I remembered that I did not make my Dad an Egg Custard this year for Thanksgiving so I decided to make one and take to him. Boy will he be surprised and happy too I might add my Dad loves to eat. He is a little bitty thing that can eat anything he wants and never gains an ounce some people have all the luck.

So here is my Egg Custard recipe and let me tell you it is the real thing!

Old Fashioned Egg Custard
Servings: 8

4 eggs
1 ½ cup sugar
1 ¼ cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix well and pour in 9-in. uncooked pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until set.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Quick Easy Barbeque Beef

Once in a while I am busy all day and when I get home I need a quick meal. Last Saturday was one of those days. I had gotten up early and went to the church to take photos for our annual breakfast with Santa and when I got home it was after 12 and Honey was ready for lunch.

This is so easy and great, you can add vegetables if you wish. You can eat it as a sandwich, nachos or over a bed of rice. We have eaten it all of these ways and love it.

 Santa and his elf's after breakfast with Santa.

Quick Easy Barbeque Beef

1 lb of ground beef of your choice
1/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 heaping Tbs deli mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar

Brown and drain ground beef. Add back to pan and mix in all other ingredients. Cook until hot and bubbly. Add more of any ingredient if you wish, you can't go wrong!

Enjoy in the manner of your choice.

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