Caleb was interviewed by The Witness (our church newsletter) for its very first edition. I wanted to send it along so you could read it. It’s just precious and totally him. (Ok, it’s pretty funny too!) I’m so proud of him and am just overwhelmed sometimes with how blessed I feel to be his Mom.
The Witness - What does Easter mean to you?
Caleb - It means talking about Jesus rising from the dead at the tomb.
The Witness - How did he get in the tomb?
Caleb - Roman guys put him on the cross and then he died and then they took him to the tomb.
The Witness - What kind of tomb was it?
Caleb - It was a small cave with a cylinder rock and there was a bed and they put oils on him so he didn't stink.
The Witness - How long was he in the tomb?
Caleb - 3 days
The Witness - Then what?
Caleb - Mary, his mom, came and an angel and they got the tomb open and the angel said he rose from the dead.
The Witness - Why did he rise from the dead?
Caleb - To save us to be able to go to heaven and save our hearts from sin.
The Witness - Which holiday do you think is more important, Christmas or Easter?
Caleb - We don't really know when Jesus' birthday was. We give presents and have dinner. Santa doesn't have anything to do with Christ except the giving part. Easter, we're talking about a really, really important day where if it didn't happen we'd be in a different place. It would be horrible. The Easter Bunny (lengthy pause) comes in and gives eggs in your basket. It has something to do with Christ because he or she is giving.
The Witness - What will you do on Easter?
Caleb - Go to my grandma's house and have dinner or stay home and Mom would say "close your eyes and pray". It is a big possibility that we will go to my grandma's. We will have mashed potatoes and stuffing and gravy. My favorite foods are mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy…and crab. I only get crab at Red Lobster or if we go for Chinese.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
I am part Irish, so I wanted to wish you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!
It's a calm Saturday morning; I'm enjoying my coffee.
On my agenda today is laundry, cleaning, scrapbooking, paying bills, and running some errands. Exciting stuff, I know! But I love Saturdays like this - nothing really "planned."
Next Saturday, however, I'll need to leave the house at 5:45 AM (gulp) to set up for an all-day scrapbooking event. It'll be a fun day, but it will be a long day, too.
Yesterday was a snow day so I didn't go out of the house except to shovel. I was reflecting on how many blessings I have and being thankful for those blessings:
My home - it's warm and
My job, which allows me to
afford heat and food and many other necessities and fun things. If I'm
cold, I just turn up the heat or add another blanket to the bed. It seems many people aren't able to do that. They're having to choose between heat and food or food and medication. It's sad.
My family - my mom, dad,
two sisters, brother, brother-in-law, and 3 adorable nephews!
And many other people and
What are you thankful for?
Friday, March 16, 2007
But I'm warm and cozy inside my house! After shoveling snow, I made a white chocolate latte and poured it in my favorite snowman mug!
While sipping the latte, I read a few chapters from this book:
The perfect snow day! Even though some of you are having spring!
Here's the recipe for the white chocolate latte:
Prep: 5 min., Cook: 5 min
2 cups milk
1 cup half-and-half
2/3 cup white chocolate morsels
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Whipped cream (optional)
Garnish: cinnamon sticks
Stir first 4 ingredients together in a small saucepan over low heat until white chocolate morsels are melted. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts; pour evenly into 4 mugs. Top with whipped cream, if desired. Garnish, if desired, and serve immediately.
I cut the recipe in half for myself and I didn't have any almond extract. It was still yummy!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
I babysat my two youngest nephews this past Friday night - overnight! What an adventure! They both woke up crying around 11:00. It took a while to get the youngest settled, so Aunt Jada didn't get much sleep! LOL Mom came down Saturday and we went out to lunch. The boys and I took naps Saturday afternoon. They slept for over 2 hours!! It was a fun and memorable time, and I'll look forward to babysitting overnight again!
They liked the paw prints on the picnic tables; they're 'ordering' lunch.