"LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." Psalm 16:5-6

Ours is a story of what God can do with two silly teens, starting off with no clue;

And baby thrown in, just for good measure. We didn’t know that God would increase our treasure

With four added on in rapid succession, filling our lives with joy and hard lessons.

We’ve had our share of valleys and hills, of times of abundance, and unpaid bills.

We once thought success would bring us bliss; we’ve learned that loss does a better job of this,

As we lean on our Savior, Who always delivers, regardless of the size of our quiver.

Although we’re grateful for the times of ease, the hard times are useful for learning to please

Our Heavenly Father, learning to walk in His Truth, of which we often talk.

May the Lord help us humbly and faithfully serve, staying mindful that the next generation observes.

Prop up your feet and grab a cup of coffee or tea while I open up

The book of my life, without further ado, and narrate the musings of my heart to you.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


In our house, we like to find creative ways to add sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, and pumpkin to recipes.

Caelyn and Morgan have a little competition going to see who can yield the best results with sweet potatoes.
So far, I'd say they're 1-1.
Morgan makes some rockin' sweet potato muffins, and Caelyn has absolutely perfected


"Doesn't it just sing?"

We normally use Sally Fallon's recipe, but Caelyn wasn't pleased with the texture.

She found this one recently, and you'll hear no complaint from me.
In fact, they're
with a cake-like texture.

Of course, as her gene pool would dictate, she somewhat changed the recipe to suit our family's preferences; but I don't know exactly how.

Craig believes that anything other than traditional chocolate chip cookies is a horrible misuse of chocolate chips. 
I benefit from that opinion in that the chocolate chips that were removed from part of the batter to leave plain cookies for him, were then added to the rest of the batter, leaving some of the later cookies
loaded with 

Go ahead.
Try it.
I dare you to eat just four.


  1. Dayna,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and Thanks for the recipe. I cook with sweet potatoes pretty regularly. I must try this and I will let you know the results!

  2. Hi, Phyllis! I can't wait to hear how yours turn out. We used to take these along to track meets when our children competed in Pittsburgh. I knew they'd want a yummy sweet snack after all of their hard work, but I didn't want to them to have junk food. This is like guiltless junk food. :-)