Friday, September 28, 2007

Very cool Website

Okay, some of you homeschool gals have probably known about this website for a long time, but I just found it. I thought I would pass it along because there are some really cool animal and famous people report forms. I also liked the Thanksgiving report forms.....My good deed for the day....Enjoy!!=)

You make me smile award!

Heather at award me the You Make Me Smile award. Thanks Heather and Go Hokies! I am gonna pass it on to:
Oney ~ I love the biscuit saying on her blog
Heather P ~ The scrapbook queen! Her scrapbook room makes me green with envy!
Loree' ~ My Galloping the Globe friend...I love the pics of your New England trip!
You girls all make me smile with you great blogs!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Pumpkin Fudge

Another great fall recipe from a homeschool friend

Nikki's Pumpkin Fudge

1 1/2 c. sugar
2/3 c. evaporated milk
1/2 c. pumpkin
2 TBS. butter
1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp. salt
2 c. mini marshmallows
1 pkg. (12oz) vanilla baking chips
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Line 8 inch square pan with foil. Grease the foil. Butter the sides of a heavy sauce pan.Combine sugar, evaporated milk, pumpkin, butter, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Stir constantly while bringing it to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, continue boiling and stir for 12 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallows,vanilla chips and vanilla extract. Stir until all ingredients are melted. Pour into square pan. Chill until firm. Cut in small squares.

Happy Birthday Esther Hope Mullis!

Happy Sixth Birthday to my sweet baby girl, Esther!! We love you Sweetheart!

Our Virginia Week

The Cascades, Giles County, VA
with Aunt Jodi

We had a great time in Virginia last week even though we did miss Greg a lot. I still can't believe we actually pulled off a suprise for my mom for her birthday. We walked to the Cascades one day and it was so pretty, I thought I would post a couple of pics.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Esther's Snacking in Style

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Yummy Recipe

This is from my FIAR friend Nikki's blog. I asked her if I could post it because it was such a hit at my house, I thought you all might want to try it out.
Chicago-Style Pan Pizza
1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
2 tsp. olive oil
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, well-drained
3/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. fennel seed, crushed
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9x13 pan. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Sprinkle over dough. Top with mozzarella cheese. In a skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in oil until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, oregano, salt, fennel seed, and garlic powder. Spoon over mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes or till crust is golden brown.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

It's the Simple Things

Fall is my all time favorite season and even though it does not feel like fall down here, I was so excited on my weekly trip to Wal-Mart to discover that they had candy corn for sale already. Esther and I both did a happy little fall dance! We also pulled out our autumn decorations and decided to decorate. I am going to buy a pumpkin spice yankee candle this week too. So, even though it may not feel like fall around here, it will look and smell and taste like fall in the Mullis house!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Buggy Family

I never did put any pictures on my blog from our August trip to Disney because we left right after it to go to VA/WV. I was looking through my pics today and came across this one of us getting ready to go into "It's tough to be a bug". Christmas Card material don't ya think??

A Milestone

Essie lost her first tooth today! It has been loose for a long time and she would not let any of us pull it. She tried to eat an apple today and still no go and then after lunch she was wiggling it and out it popped! I have never seen a child so excited! She was squealing through the house and is so excited to meet the tooth fairy tonight. I can not believe my baby is losing teeth! She is growing up too quick!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Football Saturday

We are a college football family around here! Since Greg grew up in Florida he has been a Gator fan all his life and it seems as though my children are following in his footsteps, I don't mind too much and I even like Tim Tebow and the gators never have had to play my Hokies! Yes I am Beamer Ball, Orange and Maroon HOKIE!!
All 3 of my kids were born in West Virginia and we loved it there so much that every time we see a bumper sticker or ball cap with WVU on it we all shout Go Mountaineers!, So we have a little bit of that in us too! So here is my shout out: Go Hokies! Go Gators! Go Mountaineers!
And now I think I will go watch a little football, followed by a little football and then maybe we will end the evening on the couch watching a little football!

Friday, September 7, 2007

A sweet savour

In my Tabernacle Bible study we have talked about the incense that the priests were instructed to keep burning continually and how that in Psalms 141:2 David writes" Let my prayers be set before thee as incense and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice." Also Paul tells us to "pray without ceasing" which, I have always thought to be a very difficult thing to do.
I love the word picture it gives us though, thinking of my prayers as incense makes me think of this smoke going up from my lips to the throne of God. It is easier to pray when HE seems real, isn't it? The offerings and incense offered in the Tabernacle was a sweet savour unto the Lord. Are my prayers just as sweet? I wonder sometimes when I become a "Control Freak" in my prayers and try to tell God exactly the best way a situation would work out, is this smell not quite so sweet? Hebrews tells us to come boldy before the throne and I know because of our great high priest (Jesus) we are able to, but I want, like David, for my prayer and my life to be sweet unto it?
I have been struggling with this question until I found this great little verse in 1 Corinthians 2:15 " For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved and in them that are perishing." I love that! We are a sweet savour to God and He gave us the Holy Spirit to let us know if our heart is not pure, but guess what? Even then, because of Christ, we are still sweet to HIM! And that, my friends is called GRACE!

My First Blog award!

My first Blog Award!
I was nominated for the Nice Matters Award from Amy in Ohio at! Thanks Amy!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Happy Grandparents Day!!

Since Sunday, September 9th is Grandparents Day I just wanted to say "We love you"!!!
Grandma Greenlaw
Nana and Gramps
Grandma and Pawpaw
Ma and Pa

Thanks for all you do for us and for loving us so much!!


Our house has become a Lego Land for the past week! Our friends, Doug and Leanna bought Nate a submarine set of Legos when we were in WV last week and he has been playing with it on the dining room table. Abby decide to bring out her big tub of Legos and now there is a small city built in the dining room! I really don't mind them, even though we have a "no toys in the dining room" rule most of the time.

I was looking at the legos this morning and it got me to thinking about how God takes the small seemingly unorganized parts of my life and molds it to fit into HIS plan. HE makes me useful even when I feel very much like a small plastic molded lego. The cool thing is when HE is ready to build me into something else, HE can take all the pieces apart and what looks like a great big mess, HE molds into something else that HE is able to use for HIS glory. I kinda feel like all the parts laying on the table waiting for HIM to create in me a work and its hard to wait and see what that masterpiece will be.

I don't like change very much and yet that is what I feel we have been doing so much of the last few years, kinda like all my lego pieces are just laying out there on the table and I am waiting for God to reveal HIS plan for our lives and as I wait (sometime more patiently than other times), I am filled with the reassurance that God is the master planner/potter/creator and HE will, IN HIS TIME make me exactly what HE wante me to be!

Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a right spirit within me.