“God is not a belief to which you give your assent. God becomes a reality whom you know intimately, meet everyday, one whose strength becomes your strength, whose love, your love. Live this life of the presence of God long enough and when someone asks you, “Do you believe there is a God?” you may find yourself answering, “No, I do not believe there is a God. I know there is a God.”~Ernest Boyer, Jr.

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your might.~Deuteronomy 6:5

Monday, June 18, 2007

Blueberry Festival

Father's Day

We had a good father's day...well the festivities began on Friday, we went to the ASO summer concert in the park, it rained a little:)

Then Saturday morning we got up and went to Petals from the Past to the Black and Blueberry festival. We picked berries, rode ponies, caught up with old friends and had an all around good time of course I think I ate to many blueberries.

On Father's Day we celebrated with a super duper father's day lunch.

Tuscan Bistecca

Stuffed potatoes

Fresh Green Beans

and we finished it with Super duper Blueberry Pie and Homemade Vanilla ice cream YUM!
my fruit obsession continues, it has been a long time since I've had fresh blueberry pie I had to stop myself from just burying my face in it, soooo good!

I think we all enjoyed it as much as Dan.
Thank you Dad (Dan) for being such a good dad, We Love YOU!
Recipe coming soon...:)

Friday, June 15, 2007

Caleb's First Day on the Dive team!
Wait a minute mom I need to tell you something...

Getting ready to jump,

Ascessing the situation
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Well we have finally done it! Broken into the world of organized sports. Today Caleb joined the dive team. He was so excited about it and has been asking to do it for the past week. As a beginner he will learn forward and backward entry. His big motivation for the dive team was getting to jump off the high dive-which he did today by the way and getting a trophy!
...when it came down to it he needed a little help on the high dive:)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Berry Buckle

Every year as we move from Spring to Summer I begin to obsess over anything fruit, mixed berries have to be one of my favorite things in life! Although I must say I haven't gotten any fresh yet but the frozen ones work just fine. Growing up my mom always made blueberry buckle as we always had fresh berries and it is so quick and easy ...what a comfort food this is for me. A simple cake topped with berries and strudel plain enough to enjoy with a cup of coffee or dress it up with vanilla ice cream either way you just can't go wrong. So this morning for our Sunday School class I made Mixed Berry Buckle, it was soooo good

Mixed Berry Buckle

2.5 C fresh or frozen mixed berries
1 C all purpose flour
1.5 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/2 C butter1
/2 C sugar
1 egg
1/3 C milk
1 t vanilla

1/4 C sugar
1/4 C flour
3 T butter

Preheat oven to 375.

Stir together 1 C flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat together 1/2 C butter and 1/2 C sugar until fluffy. Add egg and beat until smooth.
Combine milk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and milk alternately to the beaten mixture, beating at low speed after each addition.
Pour (or spread) batter into a greased 8 inch pan

Arrange berries evenly over the batter.
Combine 1/4 C sugar, 1/4C flour.

Cut in 3 T butter until crumbly.
Sprinkle over the berries.
Bake for 35 minutes.

...MMMM Buckley Goodness

Monday, June 4, 2007


The baby shower this weekend went well. This is the cake I made "a pea in the pod", the marzipan was perfect for the pea...thanks all for your imput on how that was made. I had forgotten how easy and fun marizpan is to work with, we used it at the Culinary a lot.
Along with this cake I had to make 2 more Tooth cakes for Friday...I was a cake baking fool!