Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Simple Girl Tuesday

Outside my window... it's rather dull and gray, we're expecting either rain or snow soon
I am thinking about... my French lessons with a lady at church
From the kitchen... the dishwasher is running
I am creating...some embroidery which I got for Christmas
I am reading... a book from our library called " A Girl of the Limberlost"
I am hoping... we can go up to Spokane this summer
I am hearing... Mommy on the phone
Around the house... Bella had her puppies and Paul proposed to Nicole
Few Plans For The Rest of The Week... going to a St. Valentines day skate party on Friday.
~ by Theresa

Monday, February 9, 2009

Recipe Monday

This week's recipe is:
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies!


  1. 1 cup butter
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  5. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 2/3 cups cocoa powder
  7. 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  8. 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  9. 2 cups chocolate chips

How to make

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. In another bowl, beat flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Combine the mixtures and stir until well blended.
  5. Mix in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  6. Drop by rounded teaspoon fulls on to a greased cookie sheet
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until you can stick in a tooth pick and it will come out clean.
  8. Let cool for 5 to 7 minutes and enjoy!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

This is Interesting!

Who knows who the oldest person in the world actually is? I did some research last night and I found so many places claiming that they had the oldest person in the world, but I only found one place that didn't say something like: Mr. Shigechiyo Izumi is THOUGHT to be the oldest person ever. Out of this list can anyone guess who was the only one that was known to be older than 110?

Those Who Have Passed Away

Mr. Shigechiyo Izumi

120 years old

died February 21 1986

Maria Capovilla

122 years old

Died December14, 2005


Elizabeth MaPampo

128 years old
Died October 3 2003

Mrs. Jeanne Calment

122 years old

Died November 26, 2008


Those Still Living

Bertha Fry
113 years old

Edna Parker

114 years old


Maria da Silva

125 years old

Can you guess which one has records to prove their age?







Jeanne Calment was the only one that we know for a sure thing that she was 122. She was born February 16 1896 in Arles France. This is a picture of her at her 122nd birthday. She died last November.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Here are Some Pics of Where I Live...

Pleasant Winters...
Our Old Barn...Pretty Sunset...
Sometimes a fairy or two...
And lots of room to roam!

It's a wonderful place to live.

~ by Theresa

This Is Really Fun!

A virtual softie! It's a virtual doll and you can change its clothes. My 6 year old sister enjoyed it, and I thought it was really fun, too.

~ by Theresa

Friday, February 6, 2009

My Confirmation Saint

For my Confirmation I chose St. Barbara. I chose her because, ever since I was old enough to read, I've always loved the story of St. Barbara. When I was trying to think of a name for my Confirmation her amazing story always seemed to be the one I thought of. Since she is a very special saint to me I decided to do a post about her.
St. Barbara was the beautiful daughter of a rich pagan man named Dioscorus. She was born around the year 300 A.D, during the prosecutions. She was so beautiful that Dioscorus wanted her all to himself, so he imprisoned her in a blocked off cell with one window, with only the servants to care for her. One day a priest happened to be passing under her tower singing a song about Christ. St. Barbara asked what he was singing about. He told her all about Our Lord and the happiness of being a Catholic. St. Barbara said that she wanted to be a Catholic, too. So, the priest instructed her in the faith then baptized her. He told her that she must not let her father know because he would have her killed. Whether it was a servant who thought it was their duty or if her father just noticed we'll never know, but Dioscorus found out about her Baptism and dragged his own daughter to the Emporer and said she must be tortured then beheaded. She still kept her faith in God. It was by her father's own hands that she was martyred. On his way home he was struck by lightning and killed.
Her feast is December 4th.
She is the patron saint of military men and prisoners.
Thank-you, Mrs. Mama Bear for the idea for this post!
~by Theresa

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Feast of St Agatha

St. Agatha was born in Sicily into a wealthy family. As an infant St. Agatha's parents dedicated her to Christ. For all her life she served God well and was always ready to die for the love of Him. St. Agnes was arrested by an evil Roman named Quintanus because she was a Catholic, but also because he wanted her to marry him. Agatha would never marry him because she was dedicated to Christ.

"O Jesus Christ" she cried as she set off on the journey to the prison, " All that I am is Thine; preserve me from this tyrant".

And Our Lord did preserve her. Even though Agatha was in the care of an evil person, she stayed pure and good while in prison. God gave her strength to stay firm and not fall into temptation when Quintanus offered her safety in exchange for sin.

Quintanus lost patience and sent Agatha to the torturers, but she never lost her faith in God. After being cut up and rolled over broken pottery, Agatha prayed for God to take her to Heaven, which He did.

St. Agatha is an incorruptible.
She is the patron saint of nurses and breast cancer patients.

~ by Theresa

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Pictures I just thought were cute!

~ by Theresa

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Simple Girl Tuesday...

From a Tuesday in December:
Outside my window... It's a bright clear day.

I'm thinking... about how nice it will be to have all the boys and everybody here in just a couple weeks.

From the kitchen... the dishwasher is running.

I am creating... music!!!

I am reading... the 6th Trixie Belden: A Mystery in Arizona.

I am hoping... that Kevin comes down with the rest of the boys.

I am hearing... the dishwasher running.

Around the house... Michelle, Cathy, and Anna are figuring out a new device for making the rope swing more fun.

Few more plans for the rest of the week... none that I know of.

~ by Theresa