Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

"I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving" Psalm 69:30

"Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!" 2 Corinthians 9:15

"Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; For his steadfast love endures forever!" Psalm 118:1

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations." Psalm 100:4-5

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:6

Friday, November 21, 2008

Yummy Apple Pumpkin Muffins


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup canned or cooked pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups finely chopped peeled apples


1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 teaspoon cold butter or margarine


1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apples. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.

2. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

TIP: If you don't have any pumpkin pie spice on hand, I used this substitution:

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Mix it all together and...voila!! 

A Night Out...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Big News

I have a facebook page that I keep up with on a more consistent basis than this blog, so I forgot to announce on here that we found out a couple of weeks ago we are having a BOY!! Chase and I are super excited and can't wait to meet the little guy. Luke Everett Blankenship will be making his entrance into the world, Lord willing around March 18, 2009. 

Miss Emma

I just wanted to post these pictures of Emma that Chase took with his cell phone yesterday. Our digital camera is broken so that's why I haven't posted many pics lately.