Don't have much to say in this post. I just wanted to wish everybody a very Happy New Year! We are staying in this evening and just enjoying time together as a family. Have a great night in whatever you are doing. Rebekah
Here they are trying to take the perfect picture our four children from left to right Wesley 17, Avery13, Anthony 20 and in the front my little princess Kassandra 10. They were all here under one roof for the day today. Seemed nice to have them all home again. It is a rare event anymore to have them all home at once. As you can see from the picture my Avery is going to be very tall since he is only 13 and as tall almost as his brother who is 20.
My middle son is home from Tennessee visiting for Christmas so his request was for me to make Cheese bread that is what the kids call it. So I thought I would share the recipe. It is an awesome tasting bread and my family loves it. Left to Right Avery, my niece Mayce and my son Wesley
Bread rising in the bowl.
Getting ready to rise in the pans.
All done 6 beautiful loaves of cheese bread.
Cheddar & Garlic Bread
4c. warm water 2 Tbsp. yeast 1/3c. sugar Combine and let set for 10 minutes. In a large bowl combine the following:
1/3c. sugar 2.tsp salt 3/4c. oil
Combine the two mixtures and add the following according to directions below:
Add 5c. of flour, garlic powder and cheddar cheese powder; blend well. Add the other 5c. of flour, one at a time, and blend well. If dough seems too sticky add 1 more cup of flour.Put in bowl with lid cover dough with lid and let rise 10 minutes; knead down. Repeat 3 times every 10 minutes. Let rise until lid bulges. Then separate in to 6 1 pound pieces. Put in greased bread pans let rise to top of pans. Bake at 350% for 20 minutes then down to 325% for 10 minutes.
Cheddar cheese powder can be found at Amish bulk food stores.
From left to right Matt's brother Wyatt, His brother Mark, My husband Matt, Our son Avery and in the front is their Dad Ralph. It is neat to see them all together. Just can't get over how much they all look alike.
Playing cards the favorite thing to do when they go to Dads house. The lady in the red sweatshirt is Matt'sstep mom Carmel. She makes the most wonderful meal and deserts when we go always look forward to it.
In the meal line getting ready to say grace and eat. This is some of his family.
Here is some more family. The girl in the gray sweatshirt is my niece Tiffany which would be my oldest brothers daughter. Well that was our day. A fun day to spend with the family and fellowship. Now I'am so tired and ready for bed. Have a great night Rebekah.
Well good morning, today we head off to my in-laws for Christmas. My hubby is working only half a day today so we can attend. My son comes from Tennessee tomorrow to visit for Christmas. Then I think all the Christmas celebrating should be winding down. Me and the kids are soooo ready to get the Christmas decorations down. It is so funny how all year long we shop plan and prepare for Christmas then in just one day it is gone.
The kids have been riding the new pony and are so enjoying it. Now my son wants a horse of his own. So I think on the 1st we are going down to Shipshewana to the horse auction. We also need to get my daughter a saddle for hers. A friend is letting us borrow one for now.
Yesterday My husbands aunt and uncle came to visit yesterday for his moms birthday. My Amish friendship bread starter was ready to bake. I decided to put fruitcake fruit and nuts in it to see how it would taste. I love fruitcake and have tried a few recipes and they were not good. Now the stuff I made yesterday from the Amish friendship bread was great. Taste like real fruitcake just needed a little more fruit.
On Christmas eve my brother taught my kids how to play rummy. So they have been all about playing rummy. They have even got my Dad to play which is good because all he does is sit in his chair and watch t.v.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my blog friends, friends and family. Things are buzzing here this morning. Got my cheese ball made and egg casserole in the oven baking for breakfast. Got my chores all done which is always a relief to have them done before everybody gets up. Now we are just waiting for Grandma to get up so the kids can open their presents. Later my husbands brother, wife and their daughter will be here. Then pretty much it is just a day to relax, spend time together and eat food we usually don't. Have a great day Everybody and God bless Rebekah.
Mary Did You Know"[Originally written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene] Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water? Mary, did you knowthat your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters? Did you knowthat your Baby Boy has come to make you new? This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you. Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy will give sight to a blind man? Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy will calm the storm with His hand? Did you knowthat your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod? When you kiss your little Baby you kissed the face of God? Mary did you know.. Ooo Ooo Ooo The blind will see. The deaf will hear. The dead will live again Thelame will leap. The deaf will speak The praises of The Lamb. Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy is Lord of all creation? Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would one day rule the nations? Did you knowthat your Baby Boy is heaven's perfect Lamb? The sleeping Child you're holding is the Great, I Am.
Hello Everybody, hope everyone is doing great. We are doing good here at the farm. Yesterday we got snow and oh it is so pretty. I hope we get some more and it stays for Christmas. Christmas just does not seem like Christmas to me without snow. Yesterday we did our annual round to all the neighbors houses with our gifts. We decided to make cookies or I should say my husband did. He wanted us to bake cookies so that is what we did. I think mostly so he could eat them. We still have to decide and make gifts for my family. I did some Christmas shopping but still have quite a bit to do. My husband said last week you better get the shopping done. So I think he is kinda getting worried not me. I'm a last minute person and I do good under pressure. I have until next Thursday no hurry.
Recently it was brought to my attention about a girl who has a blog and has cancer. Her name is Hope and I believe she is 14. You should go and check it out. It is her diary on going through cancer. It is www.hopescancerdiary.blogspot.com. She is such a brave young woman. To top it all off her Dad died last year. Now it is just Mom and Hope.
Well that is all I have for today not to interesting but just thought I would check in. Leave a comment and let me know how your Christmas shopping is going. I will leave you with a verse that in my marriage is so useful. I don't think me and my husband ever go to bed angry. It is very important to us not to. You think because you are sleeping you are not thinking about it or by morning you both will have forgot. Not usually the case. You are more angry by morning because you have been awake all night thinking about it then you are a total grouch in the morning unable to deal with anything. The point is it is just a snowball effect it will not end up good to go to bed angry about anything or mad at anyone. Ephesians 4:26,27 "In you anger do not sin" Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY EVERYONE AND GOD BLESS YOU REBEKAH.
Got this from Diane over at Black Bird Singing. Thanks for sharing. Any one who wants to use this on their blog is welcome to take it and use it. 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SONG Ever wonder why a partridge in a pear tree? Or how about 8 maids a milking and so on? As Paul Harvey would say…”Here is the Rest of the Story.” From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember. -The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ. -Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments. -Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love. -The four calling birds were the four gospels of Mat the w, Mark, Luke & John. -The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament. -The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.. -Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy. -The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes. -Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control. -The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments. -The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples. -The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.
I do not know who this man is I was getting ready to take and picture of the house he was there. He said to me oh you don't want me in the picture and I said oh that is fine. So off his hat came and he posed for me. I think we made his day that always makes you feel so good when you make someone else feel good.
This is me and as you can see my hair is all gone. A long story which I will post soon.
I'am 40 years old and happily married to Matthew Hoover. We have four beautiful children Anthony 24, Wesley 21, Avery 17 and Kassandra 14. We have also added a beautiful grandaughter Anyrah Grace 1 year old. We are located on a farm in southern michigan. I have 1 cow I milk.I also make soap and soy candles which I sell at our loacal farmer's market. My main goal though is being a mom to my children and raising them to be God fearing children who love the Lord with all there heart.