Sunday, April 29, 2012

Peach Cobbler

Letting my iPhone tell the story! :) Yummy peach cobbler for dessert tonight.  Haven't made one in FOREVER.  Here's how I do it:

1 stick butter
1 large can peaches
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
salt (about a 1/4 tsp)
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 c milk

Heat oven to 350. Melt a stick of butter in your pan (I use an 8 x 11 casserole dish) in the oven. In skillet on top of stove, empty can of peaches, 1 cup brown sugar and cinnamon and nutmeg to your taste.  Cook over med high heat letting the mixture thicken and reduce.

In mixing bowl, mix sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla and milk until smooth.  Once butter is melted, pull out pan and pour batter back and forth over melted butter.  Spoon peaches evenly on top of batter.  Drizzle some of the reduced juices over the top of peaches.  Bake in 350 oven for 40 minutes.

Drizzle remaining juices over individual servings....or use vanilla ice cream instead.  That's how we like it!

Friday, April 27, 2012

An Apology Matters

Today ugly happened. At work of all places. Most people consider me a sweet girl.  Which sometimes means they think I'm a push over. Which over the years has helped me hone this sharp tongue I was unfortunately "graced" with. I'm not proud of it and it takes a lot to get me there, but when I unleash, those involved rarely leave without wounds.

And so it happened today.  A lady (one I've had "issues" with before) made a comment to me that was uncalled for, and, well just plain ugly.  Without any hesitation, I zapped her right back.  I mean, why not?  I didn't start it, but H.E.L.L.O. if it needed to be finished I'd be happy to oblige!

When I returned from lunch, there was a handwritten apology on my desk.  And I was immediately humbled. Immediately awash in the grace of Him.  And immediately I prayed. For her. And for me. I accepted her apology, told her I was praying for her and asked her to do the same for me. 

Apologies matter my friends.  Yes, this was a bitchy (yes, I cuss on occasion and still proclaim my faith in God) little flare up between 2 (most likely pms'ing) women, but it translates across all wrongs. If you have wronged someone, big or small, and you care about that relationship - Apologize.  It's humbling for both parties.  And pray for the one you've wronged or who has wronged you.  His grace is sufficient. This I know.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Roberts' Sunday

This past Sunday was Roberts' (my maiden name) Sunday at Tabernacle Church in Gainesville.  It was hosted by a dear friend and pastor (He married Virgil and I), Hollis Parsons.  He was close with my parents and he wanted to honor them by having all their children and grandchildren attend church together and then enjoy a meal together afterwards. Not everyone could be there, so I'm thinking we need to plan another get together this summer!

To say I was blessed by the event is an understatement! 

Bro. Parson's spoke about the heritage of having spiritual parents and passing that heritage to our children. I believe Virgil and I are providing that type of home for Stephen, but I also know we have much room for improvement.  We do not attend church regularly and I think it is important for us to find a church home that fits our family.

I'm reflecting this week on the relationships of family.  We all have crap, ya know?  Geez, do I know! But that crap has no power against the shared history and love of a family. My expectations aren't to be best friends with every single member of my family. However, I do LOVE each of them. I'm interested in them and their lives and I care about their well being.  My goal is to accept the differences of my family with love and appreciation, to lift them up when I can, and to shower them with my love at every opportunity! ♥

And, isn't this an absolutely adorable pic of Mr. Aiden?

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Something I'm praying on...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

If you asked me...

If you asked me, I'd tell you I'm happy Spring is here.

If you asked me, I'd tell you I've been feeling edgy. (spring fever?)

If you asked me, I'd tell you I can't wait for Jaxon to be born. (Colleen's due date is May 8)

If you asked me, I'd tell you I'm learning that simple really fits me.

If you asked me, I'd tell you Stephen is growing up too fast and the fact that he will be in high school next year kinda freaks me out.

If you asked me, I'd tell you I don't mind that I'll turn 40 this year. (even though I kind of do mind)

If you asked me, I'd tell you I haven't cooked for my family in over a week.

If you asked me, I'd tell you I'm itching to create.

If you asked me, I'd tell you my car isn't running, but I've enjoyed riding to and from work with my hubs.

If you asked me, I'd tell you that watching Stephen perform in sports or in music is one of my greatest, simplest, fulfilling pleasures.

If you asked me, I'd tell you I have 101 things I want to do around my house, and that would probably be an underestimation.

If you asked me, I'd tell you I should be working because my 15 minute break is up.

So, I'll get to it!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Instagram Easter Weekend

1. goofyness
2. full moon on lake dardanelle
3. morning coffee view from cabin patio - mount nebo state park, ar
4. switchbacks
5. overlook
6. night time glowing easter egg hunt (because you're never too old for fun)
7 & 8. fishing on the arkansas river