Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Party

We had a party to celebrate the birth of Jesus. we had 30 people over to sing, eat, and chat.
These were just so pretty sitting in the table I had to take the picture. And seeing that I'm giving you the picture I might as well share the recopies too.

Molasses Crisps
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon ginger
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
sliced almonds

1. Cream butter and sugar till fluffy.
2. Beat in egg and molasses.
3. Add salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, flour, and baking soda.
4. Roll into small balls and flatten on cookie sheetwith bottom of dampened glass dipped in sugar.
5. place a sliced almond in the center of each cookie
6. Bake 375F for 5-8 min.

Raspberry Schnitten
1/2 cup butter-softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
1/3 cup crushed almonds
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate

1. beat butter and sugar in medium bowl with mixer on high speed until fluffy. Beat in egg, reduce speed to low and gradually add flour until blended. Divide dough in half; wrap ion plastic wrap. chill 1 hour, or until firm enough to roll out.
2. Heat oven to 350 F. have two un-greased baking sheets ready.
3. place each portion of dough on a Baking sheet. Roll each into a 15inch by 4 inch rectangle.
4. Fold long sides of dough inward 1/2 and inch, keeping borders even. Pat the edges to keep the sides strait and seal any cracks. Carefully spread half the jam onto each rectangle up to the turned edges, Sprinkle jam with nuts.
5. Bake 15 to 20 min. until edges are light golden. Cool on pan 5 min.. While still warm Cut each rectangle into 16 slices. Remove from pan and cool completely.
6. TO DECORATE: Melt chocolate in a small bowl in microwave as package directs. Dip ends of cookies in melted chocolate. Store in cool place so chocolate can set.

Finska Kakor
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour

1. mix butter and sugar thoroughly, work in flour with your hands.
2. Chill dough and heat oven to 350F
3. Roll dough to 1/4 inch on floured surface. Cut into strips 2 1/4 inch by 3/4 inch
4. Brush tops with lightly beaten egg white.
5. Sprinkle tops of cookies with mixture of 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/3 cup Finely chopped almonds.
6. bake on un-greased baking sheet for 17-20 min. of till delicate brown

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Our Puppy in the Snow!

Well fall WAS here! We had our first snow! IN OCTOBER! this isn't supposed to happen.
And fall is my favorite season too. SADIE LOVES THE SNOW!!!!!

GOD I know when I was little I always wanted you to give me snow in october but I'm not little any more...Please make it melt!

Is it a bit obvoiuse I don't want it to snow yet!

I have more puppy snow pics on my other blog www.critterncrafts.blogspot.com

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall is Here

GOD is so good. I love his many wonders. The last wild flowers of the year.... I think the wild ones are my favorites.... and hydragias.

Fall is my favorite season. though I do wish that fall was a bit longer... and winter a little shorter.

I went out yesterday and took ALOT of pictures. I figured I'd take advantage of the most beautiful season while it lasts.
Oh, what a beautiful picture! (Yes that was me bragging!)
I love Black Eyed Susans

I love our apple tree. It didn't produce the greatest (really not eddible) apples last year, then my brother pruned it and now the apples are deliciouse!

Fall is Here

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Praying Kitty

I'm sorry this didn't come out very clear. I just thought it was a very cute picture.
Oh, yesterday was Lila's second birthday. Give Thanks Unto The LORD 1 chronicles 16:34

Monday, August 8, 2011

My Apple Pie

I've helped mom make pies many times , i love helping mom make pies, This is a picture of my first pie. I know, it's an embarising pie! It's a mess and yet... i like mt pie. When I told mom I wanted to make a pie she figured I knew about pie crust because I helped her so many times! HAHAHA!
It was all the way bakc in april that I made it but i found the picture and thought it was worth posting.
I know, my first pie... at fifteen, not too impressive!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

photography course pictures!!!

I've been taking an online photography course-it's been great to have while I'm sick.
i was sitting in the shade of our crab apple tree wishing I could help my sister and Momma in the garden, mono has me really wiped out so I decided to use what I've learned and take some pictures.
I wasn't allowed to crop or change my pics at all. I'm happy with my pictures. I even like the old broken down barn in the back ground. The top pic I was thinking along the lines of natural frames the second one I was concentrating more on lines.

You can see the site where I'm taking the course if your interested, I would definitely recommend it www.ed2go.com/classes

Friday, July 8, 2011

New Puppy

We got my brother a puppy for his graduation-it was a while ago. her name is Saadie.
We brought sadie to a lake. She didn't really know what to think. she went in, and in half a second was back out! She's so goofy!
There's Sadie and her new daddy!

I love the sun pictures!

We didn't bring our swim suits but we did manage to get pretty wet!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Baby Birds

We had four little baby birds above our door. This picture of three of them was taken the day before they all took wing and left the nest. number four flew the day before the picture was taken. Above is "Mom" causiosly sitting in her tree because the babies didn't leave any room for her!

They are Eastern Pheobies. (We think!)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


In NY our big long drive way was completely lined with poppies. when we moved here we missed them. So you can imagine how excited we were when we found out that poppies had already been planted right out side our door, just waiting for spring!

I Thank God for Poppies!!!

I do love poppies!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines day

Happy Valentines Day! I've been taking pics all day.

My Paper Whites Died so I tried different things with them. I ended up putting them on the shelf in the tea cup. I liked them there.

After valentines dinner and our heart shaped cake we made a mess on the table making snow flakes. Did you know God makes every single snow flake different. No one can beat his great art.

The snow flake pictures didn't come out to well because it was dark out side, and I had no natural light.

These used to be blue, we just recently painted them. Acualy Lilly took this picture.


Saturday, January 29, 2011


Happy pink Saturday!
We went on a hike Thursday with my family Just about 2 miles from home. Seeing God's world in the winter is so awesome.
No pink yet...

And there's the pink! look at me. my grey coat, green pants, brown hair, white snow, green trees, and my very pink boots!!

We want to go back again and again and watch His world change in all the seasons. So pretty!
There were a couple different paths and forks. We used the one most used. Moma and Lilly. the hike was so relaxing, Any time I have to get out is great.
I love taking pictures!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Indoor Garden Rocks

I painted these rocks in the summer. I found them in our yard and painted them with a friend. They are perfect to put around a flower pot.
Lilly If any one happens to know what this plant is please tell me. where we got it the people didn't know.
It's just growing

Monday, January 24, 2011

The F in the address

There's a short and funny story to go with this blog's address. I'm sure every time some one types in my blog address there wondering Why the heck is there a F at the end? So I'll tell you.
As I was setting up the blog it asked what my address would be I typed Godsworld. That wasn't available. so I thought, and what I came up with was Godsworldisgreat (it is isn't it?) well I thought that was good and I'd never have to think of it again, but just as I went to push enter my index finger bumped the F key. It was to late, and now forever that silly little F will make me laugh. Now you know why and you can laugh too.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


We now have over two feet of snow, and the snow is still falling. My cat Lila Mae is looking out with curiosity. This is her first year big enough to explore God's world in the winter.

Winter Garden

Moma bought me Paper White bulbs and it has been so much fun watching flowers grow in the winter. They sit on the window seat enjoying the sun light. I thank God for Flowers!

This Is Moma's Geranium growing beside by Paper White.