Friday, December 18, 2009


I entered a contest in November and was so surprised to received an email today telling me I WON!!!
I won a $50.00 gift basket and they will plant 10 trees on my behalf in Peruvian Amazonian forest, in Acopagro coop. Who knew!!
Here is my winning recipe the company is called Alter Eco and the link to my win.

Energy Packed Granola

Shared by Laura from Valencia
November 30th, 2009


1 cup Alter Eco White Quinoa-Organic 3 cups rolled oats, wheat, or barley (any combination 1/2 cup sesame seeds or sunflower seeds 1/2 cup honey, maple syrup, or a thick syrup made with 1/2 Alter Eco Unrefined Ground Cane Sugar and 2-3 tablespoons water 1/4 cup Alter Eco Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 teaspoon vanilla and/or other extract 3/4 cup raisins or other dried fruit(optional) 1/2 cup nuts (optional) 1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

1. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together except for the dried fruit. Set the dried fruit aside.

2. In another bowl mix the sweetener, oil, and extract together.

3. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

4. Spread the granola in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for ten minutes. Use a spatula and turn the granola on the baking sheet. Place the granola back in the oven and bake for another ten minutes or until fairly dry and starting to brown. Remove the granola from the oven and stir in the fruit.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Remission or Re-Mission

I looked up the word "remission" today to see what is the actually meaning of the word. This is what I got
the act or an instance of remitting; specif.,

1. forgiveness or pardon, as of sins or crimes

2. cancellation of or release from a debt, tax, penalty, etc.

3. A lessening or abating, as of heat or cold, pain, etc.

4. a relatively prolonged lessening or disappearance of the symptoms of a disease

What was amazing to me is the definition I thought I would see first being related to cancer, and it was not first it was last. The first was about forgiveness or pardon can you believe that! I have a get out of my own jail free card. Then it says cancellation of or release from debt OK now I no longer have to carry that burden of trying to “be good enough” or just the act of paying back others to be accepted I have been released. The third definition is a lessening (reduction) of pain, so all of my disappointments are lessened so I don’t even have to remember them. Now the last thing on the list is a disappearance of the symptoms of a disease not just as in related to cancer but any disease of hurt, as in hurt of in my heart or trouble in my life that has tried to eat away at my joy. So let me get this right in my head I am IN "remission"… I no longer have to carry my sin it is gone, I no longer have to “do” more or “be” more, my grief is gone, my wound in my heart is so small I can not even feel it, and lastly no longer will I see any of that it has been removed, moved out, gone, absent, no more, cease to exist.

I am in "remission" because of Christ not because I don’t have signs of cancer. Cancer may come or go it picks and chooses who it wants to infect, but Gods' "remission" is everlasting it is for everyone. Even in the dictionary, a simple word brings us back to God, how he has pardoned my sins because of Jesus. He did all of that for me and He can do the same for you if you just ask Him too. May this Christmas you have "REMISSION" and receive His gift for you

Monday, December 7, 2009

Yeah But...

A new friend at Awesome God..Ordinary Girl shared this message today "Yeah But.." It was so beautifully said I wanted to share. May this Christmas you say YES to Jesus when he calls your name instead of yeah but.. As Kelligirl said in todays post "Amazing grace. It’s a gift we can’t earn and one we don’t deserve. But when we accept it, there’s no “yeah buts” about it!"

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jolly Mom Sweeten up Giveaway

My favorite is the Red Velvet Cake so close to my homemade taste I use this and know one knows the difference. I really want to win this!!


The Pioneer Woman Cooks Cookbook Giveaway

Another chance to win my favorite book.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks Cookbook Giveaway

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Exemplify Online

This is such an awesome website I am so blessed by all of the talented writers. Check it out  know you will really enjoy it too

Mommy's Kitchen Giveaway Month of December

Hurry over to Mommy's Kitchen "Givaway Month and Ree Drummond" It's gonna be fun!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Today really was "The Best Day Ever"

Today really was The Best Day Ever! I was baptized today. When I woke up this morning, I was filled with excitement kind of like Christmas morning. By the time I got to church, my hands were shaking; it was like the waiting in line at Disneyland's Matterhorn when you are ten years old you are so excited you just cannot stand it. As I walked up to our huge baptismal tub my heart was beating, so fast I cannot even describe the feeling. A man came up to me to tell me my oldest son Ryan was there, I did not think anyone from my family was going to be able to come as my whole family is sick. That was so awesome that he came to share it with me. It turned out I was being baptized with a girl that was about twelve years old, she looked at me and said "I'm a little nervous" and I said "me too but you know what, today we are both going to share our baptism birthday isn't that exciting", and she said "we are, aren't we" and she started to smile. As I walked up I knew this is the place God had led me to all of my life the trials that I have experienced cancer, heartache, poverty, all of it could not compare to the suffering my Lord did for me on the cross. It put it all of it into perspective of eternity. As my Pastor read my testimony and I went under, I knew my life had changed. So very thankful I have a Father that loves me so much and makes me whole and clean. What a great way to start the advent season, the time we wait in anticipation of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. It really was The Best Day Ever!

Monday, November 23, 2009

One Of My Greatest Christmas Memories

My favorite Christmas memory is when I was 8 years old, I wanted a bike so badly. I dreamed of that bike for so long. I ask Santa when I sat on his lap and I even wrote him a letter to tell him of my great desire. When I got up Christmas morning I ran to see that under our tree Santa did not bring my bike. I was still happy that it was Christmas but a little sad that I didn't get my bike. We opened up all of our other gifts, and right at the end of our gift opening our neighbor knocked on the door and said to my Dad "Hey I think Santa left something in my garage that is not for us I think it was suppose to come to your house". I ran outside and there it was my beautiful brand new red bike. It was a great day!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Friday Before Thanksgiving

Happy Friday
Wow what a week! So funny just how many emotions you can go through in a week. From the highest, laughing at everything to the lowest, crying at everything. The part I love the most about this week is even in the midst of my emotional-ness God never changed He stayed the same which to me means He was there with me no matter what. I felt Him rejoicing with me, and holding me in the darkness.  How exciting is that to know someone will never leave you.... ever!!! I am so thankful for so very much and speaking of Thankfulness, Thanksgiving is only 6 days away, I am licking my lips just thinking of all the yummy things I am going to devour eat. What makes the anticipation so great this year is I will actually be able to taste it this year as appose to last year when treatment messed with my taste buds. So today I say Happy Friday and have a day of anticipation knowing God is there always!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

My Christmas List

I feel like I should make a Christmas list, so here goes... I want The Pioneer Woman Cookbook. I just know I would be a better cook, friend,Mom,Grandma if I had this book.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Glow In the Dark Fun

So last week I went to the dollar store and bought those glow in the dark necklaces and bracelets. Sooo much fun last Friday night I had the 3 girls Maddy, Lily, and Isabelle we turned off most of the light (it was pretty dark) and the fun began. Grandma's ideas are a little crazy and they love that. When you can take a 4 year old and twin 22 month old girls and play in the dark for almost an hour with giggles, you are a GREAT Grandma. Last night I pulled out the necklaces for Christian (3 1/2) & Chloe (22 mo), Christian love it he played for the longest time but Chloe had fun if I held her she kept saying "you do it Grandma,scared", she is not a fan of the dark or glowing things. So 5 Babes, 4 loved it, 1 not so much but for $2.00 pretty awesome!! I am the smartest bear in the forest. Now I have to think of tonights adventure....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Here Comes Santa Claus blog party

I follow some really awesome blogs and this is one of them. Great tips and giveaways. Check it out:
"Here Comes Santa Claus" blog party and link to Jolly Mom and Go Graham Go for 3 extra entries on every giveaway starting November 23rd.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Today trying to add my signature. Getting smart is so hArD geez who knew. I see some other blogs and I am amazed at how many people are gifted & talented in the world. Feeling slightly inept but I guess that is to be accepted I just started all of this

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Best Day Ever

Mr. Sun came out and he smiled at me. Said it's gonna be a good one just wait and see!

Jumped out of bed and I ran outside feeling so extra exstatified!

It's the Best day ever! (Best day ever)
It's the Best day ever! (Best day ever)

I'm so busy got nothing to do, spent the last two hours just tying my shoe.
Every flower every grain of sand, is reaching out to shake my hand.

It's the Best day ever! (Best day ever)
It's the Best day ever! (Best day ever)

Sometimes the little things start closing in on me, when I'm feeling down I wanna lose that frown I stick my head out the window and look around.
Those clouds don't scare me they can't disguise, this magic that's happening right before my eyes.
Soon Mr. Moon will be shining bright so the best day ever will last all night.
Yes the Best day ever's gonna last all night now.

It's the Best day ever! (Best day ever)
It's the Best day ever (Best day ever)
(Best day ever)
(Best day...)

Lolo's Best Day Ever - Home

Lolo's Best Day Ever - Home

Friday, October 23, 2009

"Bring the Rain"

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that
I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You

Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings
You glory And I know there'll
be days When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to
praise You Jesus, bring the rain

I am yours regardless of the clouds that may
loom above because you are much greater than
my pain you who made a way for me suffering
your destiny so tell me whats a little rain

[1st Chorus]

Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
is the lord God almighty
is the lord God almighty
I'm forever singing

[2nd Chorus 2x]

everybody singing
Holy holy holy
you are holy
you are holy

[2nd Chorus 2x]

"Bring The Rain",Mercy Me

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oct.22 still learning

Today's journey actually learning how to post and add pictures. Let's just see if I can do it. To some this may sound very simplistic to me it is HUGE. I will probably look back at this and see that yes, I am a complete dork. Here I go!!
This is one of my new favorite painting it is titled "Thirst". What drew me to this is I do thirst for God, thirst for his Grace, thirst for His word, thirst for His righteousness, and thirst for His touch. I hunger & "Thirst" for You Lord. 

Monday, October 19, 2009

Today I am going to start my blog