Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday Morning Smiles

I woke up and a smile came quickly to my face for several reasons. . . One reason being that it is Saturday, thus our family gets to be together all day! And, Erik makes the coffee (Bifferdoodle, of course) on the weekends, and his coffee tastes soooo much better than mine for some strange reason. Another being that I could hear the rain drops falling outside!! And, I love rainy days. According to Deana B (aka my favorite personal 24 hour news source), it has been raining for 10 days straight now. Last night as Erik and I drove through the gloomy weather to take the boys to enjoy their first Japanese dining experience (very fun after they got used to the large flames being so close to them! Ha!), he remarked on all the rain by saying that several people had told him lately that they just. needed. to. see. the. sun. I laughed and told him that I could totally live like this and never get tired of it!!!!!! I! love! rain!!!!!!! :-) The view from our breezeway this morning. . .


So, when I woke up to rain, I was happy, happy, happy! Then, after I got out of my bed due to a very happy and very awake baby ~ at 6:15 I might add, I saw the hat Erik surprised me with last night. You know when someone gives you a gift and every time you look at it you think, "Man, I really like that!" It is one of those gifts to me!!! I am going to wear it today! I love it so much! Here is why. . .



Isn't it cute???? And, with spiritual significance to-boot!

Then, as I was catching up on reading some blogs, I saw this video on Lots of Scotts! I showed it to Erik, and we laughed like children as we watched it! Hope it makes you smile! Now Erik and I are in search of tickets to see this guy live!! He is soooo funny!!!!!


And, if the video wasn't enough, the boys did something really funny! For breakfast this morning I made a cast iron skillet pancake (this is so easy ~ tastes a bit more like a crepe than a pancake, but we really like it! Super easy! Just melt 3T of butter in a cast iron skillet in a 425 degree oven. While it is melting, mix together 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of flour, and 2 eggs. Once the butter has melted pour batter in cast iron skillet and cook for 12-13 minutes. Warning: it looks really wrinkly and funny but tastes very good!!), eggs, and fresh cut up peach slices. All this to say, we had left over peach slices, and Erik set the boys free in the kitchen to cook.
They wanted to make "peach cobbler" for Erik and I to eat.
Scary, huh???
That is what I thought! Here is a picture of the finished product. . .
Imagine our surprise when we tasted it and. . .
it was really good!! Better than some real peach cobblers that I have tasted! And, I didn't even give them any guidance! The ingredients were as follows: fresh peaches, lots of sugar, and the secret ingredient. . . cheerios!!!!! They added whipped cream for presentation! Yum! Yum! Joshua suggested that I let them make dinner every night from now on! I wonder how long that enthusiasm will last. . .
Hmmmm. . .
My bet is until lunch!!!
Thank You, Jesus for rainy, peaceful, quiet, fun, Saturday mornings!!!!!!!

4 comments:

Sarah said...

I love your sweet family, Erin! What a fun Saturday morning--after 10 days of rain, with you still loving it, I'd say you'd be perfect to live in Pittsburgh. My mom says it rains all the time!!

And I got your text about the snake--blame it on being friends with me, because I'm sure it's one of my snakes that slithered over from Texas! Yikes!!

Susan said...

You always do such fun things! Sooo creative! Love it!! Are you sure you weren't a teacher?!

TERRY & JENNIFER said...

Erin,
I just wanted to let you know that I have been keeping up with your family and especially Joshua through your blog.We have lived in Hattiesburg for over a year now.I truly enjoyed watching Joshua grow in preschool and then onto Kindergarten.I was so amazed when your "in loves"had their accident at how many people in our church knew your family personally.We joined a small church here in Hattiesburg named Immanuel Baptist Church.We have a youth pastor by the name of Joe King who is still doing some schooling at the Seminary in New Orleans.I just wanted to let you know what strong Christian role models you and Erik are to your children as well as many adults.On a side not you can tell Erik I broke my foot last week and had surgery on it this past Wesnesday.I broke my number 2,3,4 metatarsels and tore the main ligament in number 1 which required screws being inserted.I hope we can still keep in touch and please let Joshua know Mrs.Jenny misses him and is praying for him and your family.My email is jennifer_hooper2000@yahoo.com.
In Christ

ADH said...

oh that sounds like such fun and for the record I LOVE RAINY DAYS too! just so peaceful and comforting! not my idea of gloomy at all! :0) loved the pic of Erik tasting it! glad it was soooo good!

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