Friday, April 17, 2009

Who Knows What Lurks Under Those Piles of....

Thanks to Southern Inspiration for her, ahem..., inspiration (!) to tackle some decluttering.
I think I'll start here: (Feel free to hold me accountable!)
-2 bags of cute baby girl clothes. Need to be packed up and mailed to daughter expecting Grandbaby #1.
-Cookbook shelf. I'm consolidating and trading in separate issues for bound yearly volumes. Old issues will get packed up and mailed to expectant daughter (previously mentioned.)
-Books I've already read. When expectant daughter was here last month I gave them to her and she forgot them. Guess I'll add them to her box!
-Oldest-daughter-still-at-home can hardly walk in her closet because there is a gigantic, half-finished dollhouse in there. Three guesses whom it belongs to! (How big a box can UPS deliver anyway?)

Well, fiddle-dee-dee. This decluttering stuff is easier than I thought!

Monday, April 13, 2009

He is Risen Indeed!

What a wonderful day this was! After worshiping together in our new building- (I know, I know. It is just a tool, but what a wonderful tool it is. I get excited about all the things God can do with this building!)-we headed home and welcomed Kyle & Jaimee, her parents, the W's from church, and Jonathan & Maryanna. Since 8 of the 14 of us have Twitter accounts, I think this could successully qualify as a "Tweet-up".

I'm going to post some of the recipes this week. Everything tasted yummy! Three guesses who made the cake for dessert? (Sorry. No recipe. You could go to the library and check out Rose Levy Berenbaum's The Cake Bible for yourself faster than I could type it for you!). The cake was a genoise au chocolat with Grand Marnier syrup and a strawberry cloud filling (strawberry puree with whipped cream and more Grand Marnier) encircled by a chocolate lace border.