1.) Dad coaches. Not every child appreciates being coached by their dad. But not the case for Kourtney. She loves it. Not always does she love what he says to her–such as “get your head in the game” –courtesy of High School Musical. 😉
2.) You just gotta have fun. Children’s Ministry is a tricky thing. It’s easy to get in a rut doing the same thing over and over each week. So we decided since it was the weekend of LOVE last weekend, and our Life App for the month is KINDNESS and Jesus himself does love and kindness better than anyone else…well, it was time for a party! And we scored half price Valentine party supplies!
3.) The Sunday table.
4.) Do you love a KU girl? This shirt made me laugh. And made me want one. (I didn’t order it…yet!)
5.) Elementary school music programs. Where kids are over the top excited to sing. And sadly, it was our last.
6.) Uncle Sam. Not much more to say than you really need to get your kids one.
7.) Wichita Women’s Fair starts TODAY! Come see us in the Mary & Martha booth. Mention this blog and get 20% off your entire purchase!
8.) No truer words.
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1.) Just when I needed it most, wouldn’t you know a devotion with my Mary & Martha team and life verse. A gift this week for sure.
2.) A freshly coifed pooch. However, she misbehaves during grooming. I am seriously embarassed each and every time I pick her up.
Think of a dog “screaming”…
3.) We have started ordering from Walmart online with a doorstep delivery. It seriously rocks. All of those necessities? Delivered to your door and no chance to buy something you really don’t need.
4.) The prayer wall on display at the Mary & Martha home office. These are dreams each of us have that the home office staff prays for on a wall to see each time someone passes through. That is awesome.
5.) My girls do NOT like to be told they look like either Steve or I. I think it is quite funny when I receive texts like these. Ha!!
6.) Not sure this could describe me any better.
7.) When Dad cooks. Need I say more?
8.) Some of my peeps. Just because.
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1.) THIS WEATHER!!! Let’s start with the obvious…this weather is such a gift! 55 degrees here for the next few days. Love it~ and so does Landon because he finally gets to try out his new bike he got for Christmas.
2.) Basketball Buddies. This is seriously the cutest thing ever. I’ve loved it when my kids were the “little” buddy and I love it even more now that they are the “big” buddy. These notes! So precious. And I love how they spelled Natalie’s name. After reading through those letters, I believe Nat needs to have them over for a little Frozen Karaoke night…
3.) SEVEN. Chapter one is done and in the books, so they say. We met for the first time yesterday and I loved hanging out with friends, sipping coffee, and talking about the book. I KNOW I love that more than the book. 🙂 BUT, this book is good, so far. The first chapter is about food. We have decided to read a chapter one week, discuss the next week, put that chapter into practice (however that looks for each of us individually) and discuss the next week. And so forth as we move through the book. I am excited!!! And for me, just so you can all hold me accountable, I am not eating ANYTHING after 7:00 pm for this next week. So if you see me at basketball games and I’m sneaking a piece of popcorn at 7:09—please stop me.
4.) SCONES. Oh my, the scones. All I can say is these are the easiest, yummiest, funnest recipe to make ever. Read all about them and get the recipe:
5.) Dog Tricks. Please don’t make fun of me and my voice talking to our dog like she has just taken her first step as a toddler. But dang it. I am so proud of her… ha ha! 🙂 Actually, Kourtney has been working very hard with Brinklee to get her to do roll over. Basically, what it comes down to, this dog will do anything for some chicken. I can’t wait until she starts doing the laundry…
Linking up with these chicks!
`1.) Basketball. Can’t beat it. It’s in full swing for all four kids. Thankfully half of our kids play on the same team and it will be that way for 3 years. How sweet is that?
And finally we took advantage of last year’s Christmas gift and got Landon some personalized basketball shoes. They are supposed to arrive December 22nd. What I wouldn’t give for him to forget about them so I could wrap them up and put them underneath the tree for him this Christmas. Think that will work?
2.) The tribe surrounding my girls continues to bless them weekly. Last week, it was supporting all three of them at the musical The Music Man. Speaking of musicals, I loved it. If I could watch a musical every weekend for the rest of my life, I would be ok with that.
3.) My house is ready. Bring it on. Love the comfort, sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas.
4.) Nothing quite as satisfying as having your dinner cooking away first thing in the morning. And this crock pot? I am in love with this appliance. I polish it. I’m not kidding. It is a workhorse in my kitchen and will continue to be through these winter months.
s5.) So these Mary & Martha square cups have been a favorite ever since they were first introduced this fall. But I had never baked in them. Until this week. They are PERFECT for cornbread muffins. And I have the PERFECT cornbread recipe. It’s one of those recipes that I have in my head and my “go to” for cornbread. It’s about 30% cornbread and 70% pure dessert. And all you need is a yellow cake mix, jiffy cornbread mixes, eggs, oil, water and the Mary & Martha square baking cups. I am linking this recipe to the Weekend Potluck because it’s just a great basic recipe.
Yellow Cake Mix
2 Jiffy Cornbread Mixes
1 cup water
2/3 cup milk
4 TBSP vegetable oil
Mix all together until just combined. Fill your Mary & Martha square baking cups 2/3 full. Place cups directly on baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 22-25 minutes or until middle of muffin cup is set.
Serve with butter, honey, or white corn syrup. But honestly, they are good and perfectly sweet just on their own!
6.) Mary & Martha has been a favorite this month for me and my hostesses. The lanterns have been so much fun to decorate for fall and now Christmas. And I can’t even tell you how much I LOVE to see this come across my facebook page…
You can’t beat that testimony.
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