Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Caleb and Nana's Adventures…"Discover the Dinosaurs"

Back in early March Caleb and I decided to go on an adventure.  We were thrilled to have Steph, Caleb's mom come along too.  They had been advertising "Discover the Dinosaurs" on many of the local media outlets.  Sounded like a perfect adventure for Caleb who loves and seems to know the names of all the popular Dinos.
So off we went on our adventure….
Our Photo Tour...
We were greeted by this scary looking bloke with the big teeth.  It took Caleb a while to warm up to him.





























After spending some time meeting the dinosaurs, bouncing in the many bounce houses, and then even riding a scary moving T-Rex we enjoyed hotdogs and french fries with a Dino Friend.
Another great adventure with Caleb
KathieyV:-)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Monday Morning Motivation…."Sing in the lifeboats"

"Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats"
Voltaire
I did not appreciate the deep meaning behind Voltaire's quote until I went through a major life crisis.  In the beginning of my crisis I did not sing in the lifeboat. I wailed.  I sought escape, I spent each moment in dread, mourning and fear.  I gave my life to God as a child and then again as a teenager in a small church up the street from my home.  I lost sight of God in the early days of my current crisis but I still called out to him.  I prayed and studied the Psalms.  Each day I got a little stronger.  Am I ashamed of my reaction in the early days of this trial in my life?  No.  I am human and God knows that.  He has helped me grow through it and to even thrive.  
So how do I sing in the lifeboat.  I literally sing when I am listening to Christian music.  My soul sings when I spend time with my family.  My heart sings when I take time to look at the beauty of God's creation that surrounds us even in our pain. 




"What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; 










I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also."










1 Corinthians 14:15 ESV












Happy Monday Everyone








Enjoy Your World








KathieyV:-)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday Morning Motivation..The Joy

(from Pinterest)
Sometimes we get caught up in our disappointments, in our emotional/physical pain, in the stress of daily life.  So caught up that we fail to take the time to actually do the things that once brought us joy.  If you are going through a major trauma in your life such as illness, death of a loved one, divorce, or what ever the case may be, it is hard to do the things that once brought joy.  All I can say is push yourself to do what you used to love and you will once again find joy in them.  Maybe not right away but keep trying and it will come.
When my husband first left me.  I sank deep into depression and despair.  Joy was the last thing I ever expected to experience.  I thought my life was over.  Wrong!!  It took some time and determination but here I am nearly two years later and I am finding joy.  I find joy in my family, my friendships, in music, in my faith, even in my work.  I love photography, blogging, writing, travel, movies,  Zumba, flowers, cooking, Brodie my dog, and the list goes on and on.
If you are struggling to find joy.  I suggest you push yourself to do something you used to love.  Reach out to your friends, lean hard on your faith.  It takes time but your joy will come…
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning."
Psalm 30:5b
Happy Monday Everyone!
KathieyV:-)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Food From My Blog on Pinterest

I saw this recipe in the Taste of Home Magazine and just had to give it a try….I am glad I did.  Here is their recipe….
Ham and Brie Melts Recipe

Ham and Brie Melts Recipe

Melty cheese, ham and apricot preserves offer a special change of pace from the classic grilled cheese. These quick, crispy sandwiches remind me of baked brie. —Bonnie Bahler, Ellington, Connecticut






TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 slices multigrain bread
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves, divided
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli ham
  • 1 round (8 ounces) Brie cheese, rind removed, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

Directions

  • 1. Spread four bread slices with half of the preserves. Layer with ham and cheese. Spread remaining bread with remaining preserves; place over cheese, preserves side down. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.
  • 2. In a large skillet, toast sandwiches over medium heat 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

My Results…




Yummy.  I would have to give it a 9/10 on my sandwich scale.  
Try a new recipe.
Enjoy Your World
KathieyV:-)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Recipes Founds on Pinterest and on My Blog

"Easy Cheese Danish" by Barbara Pace

Recipe Review..."Easy Cheese Danish" by Barbara Pace


I was trying to think of something sweet to make this week.  I pulled out my recipe files and came across an oldie but very goodie, Barbara Pace's Cheese Danish.  Several years ago we were spending a few days with Barbara and her family.  She had these wonderful pastries waiting for us when we got up one morning.  She happily shared her recipe with us and now it is a keeper in my recipe files....I looked over the recipe....
Looks pretty easy...
gathered my ingredients...
 1 pk of crescent rolls fitted
to the pan....
Needed an egg yolk...

Spread the cream cheese
mixture....
Unrolled the next pk of crescent rolls.
So I could easily place it over the top...









 Don't want to waste the egg
white.  Now I have my egg
wash which I brushed over the
top of the second layer.
 then topped with sugar and
slivered almonds....
ready for the oven....
..30 minutes later and you have
a warm delicious cheese danish.


Yum.  Easy to make and goes great with a glass of cold milk.
(I almost forgot....I give these a 10/10 on my cooking scale:-)
Happy Eating Everyone!
Enjoy your world:-)