I left you with a "cliffhanger" simply
to lure you back to my blog!
So, our dog, Maya dated a Pit Bull and
the pups were too large to deliver and she
didn't know to lick them out of the sack either.
I found one live one and rushed it to warm water
a towel and got it breathing.
I will spare you the rest of the story...
but know that we have that one
strapping healthy little dude.
Here is Scooter getting to see him for the
He makes Scootie look rather tiny!
He has consumed quite a lot of milk
since being revived that day, July 1st.
Maya is in LOVE with her baby
and thriving in the role of new mother.
We are in an awful debate about
his name and chances are,
the child will grow up without one.
One day this week, the ingredients
for granola kept getting my attention.
I stirred up some molasses and coconut oil
in a saucepan and tossed it with
coconut, sliced almonds, oats and cinnamon.
If I'd had any vanilla, I'd have added some of that as well.
Then I baked it at 350 degrees,
stopping to toss and mix it every
You want it to dry somewhat
but definitely not get to brown.
It is uber-yummy on yogurt or simply by itself.
(we ran out way too quickly)
Bible school happened.
I did not sign up this year.
My children are now helpers which is
so cute to see, for me. I always hoped they'd
lean that way but you don't know...
the oldest took photos and compiled a video
set to music to show the kids and parents
on the last night.
How fun to see 93 kids in our little country
church singing praises.
Really, really awesome.
My 14 year old did something which made me
proud...he gathered coins he had and handed
them to little kids to put in the offering
(they often don't know to bring any and it sure
makes them proud to drop something in!)
I heard that 2 little kids cried when they got picked
up last night and another handful asked
if we'd be "open" today :)
I had a long over-due visit from a friend
the other day.
This is her photogenic daughter!
Isn't she cute?
I wanted to teach her (my friend)
and give her the Tupperware mold
to make it in.
(we just use strawberry jello).
I find this particular Tupperware mold
many times over for a dollar while thrifting.
I suggest you grab one and try the recipe!
It is pretty impressive to bring to a gathering,
on a pretty bed of lettuce leaves.
It also tastes incredible!
While I was searching for my links just now
I found funny articles about how jello molds
used to be so in style.
One was asking...do you make jello molds?
Did your mom?
Does your family like jello?
I have a sister-in-law who made
a layered jello thing in a regular bowl once.
sorry...it was mostly yellow but she had put
a little red in the bottom (not thinking) and
the bottom had somewhat of an indention...
so, when she turned it out onto a plate
it looked like a big ol' breast AND
it sat there and wiggled
in front of my mother
who is one to get the
well, it was quite a scene!
(we don't get out much)
My next blog post will contain scenes from
my second annual Alaska mission trip!
Who knows what you'll see come late July on this blog.