Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall Challenge- Week Five


Last week’s challenge was a fun one.  I spent more time playing with the kids and being silly.  Usually that is my husband’s job.  He still is better at it than me, but that’s okay.  We are the perfect balance.  I played checkers with my son one morning when I really just wanted to get started for the day.  Another morning I just sat (without my computer or phone) and watched cartoons with my daughter.  One evening we were watching “The Sound of Music” and I was dancing with them.  We were laughing and having a ball.  Those are just a few of the things I did to try to have some fun with the family.  Generally we are a pretty fun family.  There is lots of laughter and silliness in our home.  I thank my husband for that. 

Here is this week’s challenge from Courtney:

Week #5 Challenge: Focus on the kitchen, the heart of the home. Cook things with pleasant aromas. Pick a meal the family can cook together - include everyone in a task and take pictures so everyone can remember moments in the kitchen together - test tasting, being creative, laughing and loving. Remove discontentment with your home or family and give thanks to God.

First - let's focus on the spiritual side. Give thanks! In Luke 11:3, Jesus says to pray like this "Give us each day our daily bread." Do we pray and ask God for our daily bread? In America - we are so blessed we rarely have to ask. We should be abundantly thankful for the food we have! Give thanks! Give thanks for your food and give thanks for your family you share it with.

Well, this is another fun one for me.  I just love cooking and baking although it is difficult to do when you are trying to lose weight.  Today I am making homemade hamburger rolls for dinner.  They are so good.  On Wednesday, which is my treat day on my eating plan, I plan on making a crumb cake and caramel apples with the kids.  This Saturday I would like to make Sauerbraten (I’ve never made it before) and potato balls (yum) and have my Mom over.  She loves it and doesn’t make it just for herself.  I already bought the pickling spices, now need to read the family recipes she gave me.  If anyone has any tips, I would love if you shared :)




  1. Well you saw from my post how we did last weeks this one will be fun. I need to make another round of pumpkin bread...another new neighbor and I will let my little one help.
    Now to involve my fourteen year old this week.

    We have a tradition of pulling out a black scrapbook page and writing thanks all month.

    Enjoyed..thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Sounds yummy!! And how fun to see the laughter & joy your husband brings to your family as well! :)

  3. I love this precious post! It is so good to have reminders to just PLAY with our babies. and I want to come to your house on Wednesday...yummers!

  4. Homemade bread is always so much better than store-bought, isn't it?! :) I love involving my kids in the kitchen too - it brings so much joy for all of us (albeit slightly messier...)


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