Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bread comes with crumbs

I sweep the crumbs into my hands from the table. The bread which was kneaded by my hands, was eaten and now, the remains, crumbs. Bread comes with crumbs. Crumbs that are under your feet. Crumbs that get stuck to the floor. Crumbs. I hate crumbs. I love bread.
Life comes with crumbs.......
Things that get in our way. slow us down. stress us out. These are times when we have to stop and pray, asking God for a fresh new start....

just a thought....

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."

Somewhere deep inside my heart
There is a yearning to come and be a part
Of the worship flowing from the lips
Of Seraphim and Angels to the one who always is
We were meant to be free
To love and be loved to trust and believe
We were meant to be free
To soak in a river of everlasting peace

(Pictures by Taylor)

(Lyrics from the song, we were meant to be free, on hayovel)
(The waller family :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

How to make whole wheat rolls, a tutorial

First, take your ingredients:

Whole Wheat Flour (8 cups),Honey(1/3 cup),Oil(1/3 cup),Yeast(2 tsp..),salt(1&1/2 tsp.),water(not shown,2&1/2)

Next take your mixing bowl ( I am using a Kitchen-Aid) and warm it up (just run hot water in it):

Pour 2&1/2 cups warm(not hot,not cold :o) water into your bowl. Then add 2 tsp. yeast:

This is what it should look like
Now, add the honey,salt,and oil and two cups of the flour:

mix for 1 min. at a low speed:
Let rest for 5 minutes:

Now set a timer for 4 min., and mix in the rest of your flour (around 5-6 cups) or until the dough forms a 'stretchy ball'...(Turn your mixer off after the timer goes off)

now take your 'ball' and form two loaves, place into a bowl,

let rise until doubled in size (around an hour) Sorry no picture!
Then roll the dough out on the counter and shape into balls,we used a jar top to make sure we had the same sized rolls :o)Then we rolled them into balls:

Bake at 350 for around 10-12 min. *If you want golden brown rolls brush with butter about 2 minutes before they come out of the oven* Yum!

Thanks Ali!

Here is the recipe:

2 1/2 c. warm water
2 tsp. yeast
2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. oil
1/3 c. honey
8-9 c. Whole Wheat flour
Warm up bowl. Put in mixing bowl first five ingredients, and 2 c. flour. Mix for one minute and let rest for five minutes. Set mixer to speed 2 and set timer for 4 min. Add remaining flour (around 6 c.) until dough forms a stretchy ball and does not stick to the sides of the bowl. Turn off mixer when timer beeps. Shape dough into 2 loaves and place in bowl. Let rise an hour or so, until doubled in size. Roll dough out on counter top and shape rolls. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10-12 min. Yum!

ok I fixed the Ball link! -Thanks Daniel

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I know, I know!!!

I haven't posted in awhile! Lately I have been trying to stay off the computer....
Also we have been enjoying the weather! There is a hint of fall in the air! :o)
We now have some new additions (four to be exact) to our 'family':

Not the best picture, but oh well! Peter and Polly, and ???? Haven't decided on the other two. Any Suggestions?
Go to
for pictures of the ball....Thanks B. Family!! It was so much FUN!
I will post an actual 'post' tomorrow or Thursday....


p.s. I am getting the templates at http: simply fabulous blogger templates

Cute stuff! Free too! If you have NO clue about html stuff ( like me) click on tutorials, They are GREAT!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Well I found all of my blog (Thank you Miss Missy!!!) but I have no clue how to get it back on to my blog....Make sense?? :o) So for now I will just have a fresh beginning!

Here are a couple links for you:

1-This is VERY COOL, SO EASY, and FUN!!!!!

2-This is a really cool site if you have any questions about what you should wear to a civil war ball! (We are attending one Friday night!!!!)
Civil War Attire

3- This is a very neat site if you have little siblings with whom you want to practice Montessori concepts! (ha ha! my poor siblings! They have to go through EVERYTHING! Herbs, Photo Shoots, Green Drinks, the list could go on and on!) Something she does is Muffin Tin Monday lunches, we tried that out today!! (even though it isn't Monday) Take a look....

4-Neat Crafts and Fun stuff to do for anybody:

5-Want to help children in Africa and get all of your brothers and sisters involved?
Kids Lake

Ok, this should keep you entertained for now!


Monday, August 11, 2008

Bad News

While playing around trying to delete a 'practice blog' I accidentally deleted MY original blog!!!!!
ughhh I am sick... No telling what was on there!!