Friday, December 18, 2009
Here's some pictures of M with some of her presents.
The favorite was the keyboard but it wasn't Mariah or M's, it was Grants!
Mariah is looking on in this one, they both got baby dolls.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Here's a couple of cute workers handing out the rolls!
Then this afternoon Avery and I went down to Children's Hospital to hold a 4 month old baby boy who had major heart surgery. He had a feeding tube in his nose and was hooked up to about 10 different tubes and lines. That is all sad enough in itself, but this is the real heartbreaker - he has not been visited by any family that the nurse knew of in his 4 months of life. The nurses and doctors fought for DHS to take custody of him, which recently happened. Our church has joined efforts with a group called Anna's House that goes to shelters and hospitals to hold babies that don't have anyone to hold them at that time, and that is how we found out about Baby G. As I sat holding this sweet baby, I felt pain and joy at the same time. I am so blessed that I have found my calling, fostering babies and holding these babies, and that gives me great joy. Of course the pain is obvious - it is heartbreaking what innocent babies have to go through, a lot of times because of their parents, so if I can take a little time to give comfort to a sweet, sweet baby, oh what joy that gives me! So like I said in the title, pain & joy, but the joy definitely outweighs the pain. If you would like more information about volunteering with Anna's House, let me know and I'll get you the information.
Here's Avery holding sweet Baby G.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Cranberry Stuffed Pork Loin
1 (1-lb.) pork tenderloin
1 1/2 cups cooked herb-seasoned stuffing mix
1/2 cup cooked cranberries or whole berry cranberry sauce
4 slices bacon
1. Heat oven to 450ºF. Make long cut in center of tenderloin running the length of them eat, stopping about 1/4 inch from edge. Spread open; pound flat.
2. Spread stuffing on one half of tenderloin, leaving 1-inch border on long end. Spoon cranberries over stuffing. Fold other side of tenderloin over; wrap bacon diagonally around tenderloin, securing with toothpicks.
3. Bake 30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 140°F. to 145°F. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Remove toothpicks before serving.
Monday, November 2, 2009
But finally after listening to our little stalker girl and taking our shoes off cause our feet hurt so much and complaining about how my back hurt, we met THE PIONEER WOMAN, aka P-Dub, aka Ree Drummond. And she was so nice and it was all worth it! If you aren't familiar with her, you need to check out her website. And those two cute little boys are her sons and that nice looking man is her husband, otherwise known as The Marlboro Man.
Thanks for signing our cookbooks P-Dub and being so nice to the hundreds of people you talked to that night!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
So I went to Dallas with my sisters early in September and stayed at my cousin's house. She was a great hostess and made reservations for us at a cute tea room in Richardson, The Chocolate Angel. I didn't get pictures there, but they had an awesome grilled pimento cheese sandwich and served it with jelly - it was delicious! Then on Sunday we went to a restaurant called Rise, it is a souffle place and it was delicious! Here's some pics:
This is the caramel pecan or something like that! Heavenly!
This is the truffle mushroom that Jill & I split, it was wonderful.
And this is the cheese tray that you can choose several different kids of cheese to try from. It was an eating experience and so fun. I highly recommend Rise.
Possibly the best pasta dish ever - It was called Pesto Basilica or something like that.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Here's my yummy dessert at one of the restaurants!
Here's the big kids in front of the castle...
Dinner at our favorite restaurant, Teppen Edo, the Japanese steakhouse at Epcot!
Madison, Bailey, Avery & Kendall
I've got to get more pictures from the girls' cameras to post later. We had a great time even though it was quite warm! We decided August was not necessarily the best time to go.....
Monday, August 24, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Here's all the Hendrix clan that were there!
And here's all of the Dykes family who made it to the reception!
What a blessing to come from such wonderful families and have such wonderful friends! Thanks for making it such a fun day!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I loved the drink urns I found at Sur La Table, I thought they were beautiful. We served Nanoo's lemonade, a favorite that my mom always made for the grandkids. It's basically Country Time lemonade plus a lot of extra sugar. It was a big hit at the reception, thanks Nanoo!
Here are the beautiful cakes by Katie Rowten. She did a fantastic job, especially replicating Kendall's fireman hat.
And a few shots of the Candy Bar...