"...In the dance of sun and water and sky. In the faces of the people who need us most and of the people we most need. In the smell of breakfast cooking on a charcoal fire. Who knows where we will find Him or whether we will recognize Him if we do? Who knows anything even approaching the truth of who He really was? But my prayer is that we will all of us find Him somewhere, somehow, and that He will give us something of his life to fill our emptiness, something of his light to drive back our dark"
-The Great Dance -Frederick Buechner

Thursday, August 19, 2010

One more thing

some days I cannot believe how much I love this boy

Like these

i like these wall hooks. Bought 2 of them yesturday from Pier 1 for either our front or back entrance.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Perfect Pizza Crust

Look no more, I've got the perfect pizza crust. I shoulda taken a pic so I could remember how good this looked but it really was awesome.
only change i might make is to make 2 pizza's out of it cause I like more of a thin crust
sooo good!

-2 1/2 cups flour ( half whole wheat)
-1 tbsp. instant yeast
-1 cup warm water
-2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. sugar
-1 tsp. salt
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with a spoon. Knead in 1/2 cup flour if needed. Form in to a ball. Cover and let rise for 20-30 minutes. Spread dough on to a greased pizza pan.
Add toppings and bake for 25 min or until crust is browned

*Recipe from Mennonite Girls Can Cook website

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Found Some Stuff


went searching in Dad's bins again. Found some sweet magazines from 1951 that I'm sure I"ll find some use for.

Also, found a small wooden ladder (pretty sure it was from some old bunk beds) that I think I"ll use for a towel rack such as this:

besides my recent bin finds the good news is the Linden move seems to fit with my heart and I have fewer panick attacks than I thought I would. I'm having fun finding furniture and sanding and painting and dreaming up our house... so excited to see what it looks like.

As I settle into the peacefulness of the 'country life' I'm inspired by a quote Mike gave me recently:

"I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbour - such is my idea of happiness. And then, on the top of all that, for you a mate, and children, perhaps - what more can the heart of man desire?"
-Leo Tolstoy - Family Happiness

I feel like there is a whole lot to say but I'm tired and happy so I'll stop here.