Posted by: Kristy | July 20, 2010

Anything Can Happen…

Went to see this:

…and got to meet…

(Bailey Grey, who plays Jane Banks)

…AND walked away with an autograph.  Very.  Cool.  Day.

Thanks, Bailey!  You were fantastic!

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Posted by: Kristy | June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Thinkin’ about my Dad.  Thankful that he served.  Sad that he was changed.  But hopeful that one day, it might get better.

Posted by: Kristy | May 29, 2010

Memorial Day

My great-grandfather died in France in World War I.  My grandfather fought in the South Pacific in World War II.  My Dad and his brother (my uncle) fought in the jungles of Vietnam.  My family has an extensive military history.  They each fought so the next generation could live in freedom, without war.  Sadly, history continues to repeat itself, and I now have dear friends serving overseas in various branches of the military.

To each family who has sent loved ones away never to return, thank you.  To each serviceman who has given their life to protect our country and our freedoms, thank you.  And to each member of the U.S. military actively serving to ensure our safety each and every day, thank you.  You are very, very appreciated, and I continue to give thanks to God for each of you.

‘Til the Last Shots Fired:

Some Gave All:

Posted by: Kristy | May 5, 2010

Tweasure Your Wuv Today

Just because I was feeling random.  Happy Wednesday!

Posted by: Kristy | April 27, 2010

Tasty Tuesday – Baked Potato Soup

4 lg. potatoes

1 1/2 stick of butter

2/3 c. all-purpose flour

3 c. milk

2 tsp. salt, pepper to taste

4 green onions, chopped

3 oz. real bacon pieces

2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

8 oz. sour cream

Bake potatoes at 400 degrees for 1 hour.  Let cool. Scoop out pulp and discard skins.  Melt butter in large pot over low heat.  Add flour, stirring until smooth.  Gradually add milk and broth.  Cook over medium-high heat stirring constantly until mixture is thick and bubbly.  Reduce heat to low and add potato pulp, salt, pepper, onions, bacon and cheese.  Cook until thoroughly blended.  Add sour cream.

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This recipe was adapted from a cookbook printed by a sister-church, and has served me well.  I like it in all kinds of weather, but I prefer it on the cold, wet days.  It is very filling (and very bad for you…which makes it really good!), and it’s a great comfort food.  Do you have any special comfort foods on the dreary days?

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“Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” ~John 6:27

Posted by: Kristy | April 20, 2010

Guess Who!

Guess who I got to see, live and in person, a few days ago…

The cheering is coming from my mom.  We had amazing seats right on the ice!  We had no idea that we would be sitting so close, and I still feel like it was all a dream.  We had a fantastic evening!  The Lord has truly given each of these skaters a gift, and I feel so blessed to have had a front row seat to see so much talent!

“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.  Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them…” ~Romans 12: 4-6

Posted by: Kristy | April 4, 2010

Resurrection Sunday

                                                    HE IS RISEN!

Posted by: Kristy | March 27, 2010

CBS Cares…and Cracks Me Up

So I was watching a WVU March Madness basketball game on CBS earlier this week when I saw this 30-second commercial:

…which in turn made me laugh hysterically and almost fall off of my couch.  Then I did what any normal person would do:  I looked up the full length version on YouTube.

The singer is Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary (which makes me love this even more).  March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so I guess my advice for the weekend is to do whatever you need to do to stay healthy! 

Have a great weekend!  Let’s go, Mountaineers!  🙂

Posted by: Kristy | March 24, 2010

For Rachel

O death! Why dost thou touch the tree beneath whose spreading branches weariness hath rest?  Why dost thou snatch away the excellent of the earth, in whom is all our delight?  If thou must use thine axe, use it upon the trees which yield no fruit; thou mightest be thanked then.  But why wilt thou fell the goodly cedars of Lebanon?  O stay thine axe, and spare the righteous.  But no, it must not be; death smites the goodliest of our friends; the most generous, the most prayerful, the most holy, the most devoted must die.  And why?  It is through Jesus’ prevailing prayer—”Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am.”  It is that which bears them on eagle’s wings to heaven.  Every time a believer mounts from this earth to paradise, it is an answer to Christ’s prayer…. Lord, Thou shalt have them.  By faith we let them go.”

-Charles Spurgeon
 
 
Posted by: Kristy | March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

(St. Patty’s Petit Fours)

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