Friday, October 20, 2006

I had so much fun with Luke when he was here. Katie and Luke left on Thursday to go back to Michigan. Chris was getting lonesome for Katie. But next time they come Chris will be able to come to. Can't wait till they can all come back again.

Don't you love Luke's Halloween

Here is some proof that Luke loves
to help in the kitchen.

Uncle Matt tries to get him to flex.

He really likes cheese.

Janelle's Kiddos

These pics on the tramp were taken
about a week ago when Janelle was
visiting. We had so much fun with
the kids on the trampolene.

Little Paul reminds me so much of
Curious George. He is so adorable.

Now Preston is not so small like
Paul. Nevertheless, he loves to
be held. But I enjoyed holding the
special little Preston. He's such
a sweetie.

Anna is the sweetest little thing.
I love her hair and her smile. I just
wanted to hold her all the time.

Kalynn is a sweetie. She loved
hanging out down in our apartment
with Scott and I.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Fun with Luke

I wish that I didn't have to work while Katie and Luke are here. I'm always dying for it to be 5:00 so that I can go home and play with Luke. Then Katie and I have had fun playing Boggle together. We've also had fun watching Monk as a family. The funny thing about that is that my dad is really getting in to that show. He normally only gets into old comedies like Andy Griffith. You should hear him snorting up a laugh when we watch Monk. He's so funny. And now he's always talking about it. Anyway, I just love having Katie and Luke here. Luke loves to help with anything you are doing. It kind of slows the process down, but it sure makes it a whole lot more fun. He helped me clean up the kitchen yesterday, and everywhere I went he had to bring his little stool so that he could see above the counter. He was so cute. He is so smiley, it kills me. And he looks so much like Katie that after playing so much with Luke I tell Katie that she reminds me of Luke. So I'm cherishing these days with Katie and Luke.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Best Recipe: Layered Dulce de Leche Dessert

This is now my favorite dessert ever.
I recommend it to everyone.

The recipe calls for:

40 NILLA Wafers, divided
1-1/4 cups cold milk
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O White Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
1/4 cup Caramel Topping


CHOP 4 of the wafers; set aside. Line 9by5-inch loaf pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Arrange 12 of the remaining wafers in single layer on bottom of prepared pan; set aside.

POUR milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. (Mixture will be thick.) Gently stir in the whipped topping. Spoon one third of the pudding mixture over wafers in pan; top with 12 of the remaining wafers and 2 Tbsp. of the Caramel topping. Repeat layers of pudding mixture, wafers and caramel topping. Cover with the remaining pudding mixture. Sprinkle with chopped wafers; press wafers gently into pudding mixture.

FREEZE 4 hours or until firm. Lift dessert from pan, using foil handles; remove foil. Place dessert on serving plate. Let stand 15 min. to soften slightly before cutting into 12 slices to serve. Store leftover dessert in freezer.


This is Stella! I met her in China in the summer of 2005 when I went over there to teach English. I had so much fun hanging out with her. She took me everywhere and explained so much to me about her culture. We still keep in touch. You can even see her comments on my blog. I'd love to see her again in China sometime soon, but I pray that I can at least see her when I meet my Lord. She is a sweet friend that I will always cherish. Stella, I miss you.

Back in the Day

Somehow I managed to get a hold of these super old pictures from the beginning days of Northland. The first one is a picture of the first volleyball team Northland ever had. My mom was the coach. The other picture is the basketball team. I'm not sure if my dad was actually a part of the team or what. He is the second one on the right. I was cracking up when I saw this picture of my dad in his little shorts.