12/22/09

What I love more than sleep

What are you doing up until Midnight every night?!!! One thing is..... BAKING!
Though I would love to say I am the virtuous woman... the only thing I've mastered is staying up late and rising early to get everything done I need to.... and okay... to also have some time for myself!
Anyway, it brought me to read the passages of a virtuous woman... and while I strive to be that kind of wife and mother, it made me think of my own mother! And although I wasn't raised by Tim's mother, she fits this to a "T" also. I know this is super old-fashioned.... but, I love the idea of it all and having experienced a family like this, feel blessed.
All I can remember being little was my mother getting up early, getting everything ready for us, and I don't think I've ever heard her complain. (Hard to believe I'm her daughter ;) She actually still does this for my father every morning even now that my sister and I are married and out... I love that the most.... She is selfless and always put her family first. I hope my family will one day view me the same way. Thank you mom, for being the best example I could ever have! You make me want to be the best wife and mother I can because of how Christ has changed you.
Here is the passage... which by the way, every time I read I say, "Dang it!!! I'm not ANY of those!" No, seriously. Here is why I just don't fit the mold, umm... all of this today...
1. I think I spoke all of 3 sentences to Tim today between him coming home late, us going straight to a Christmas party, and then him passing out within about 1 minute.
2. David told me "I don't like you" when I put him in time out for pulling Mackenzie by the head because he said he was teaching her to walk.
3. I haven't showered, 24 hours and counting... okay, i could go on, but here...

Proverbs 31:10-31 She is worth far more than rubies.11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. 13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.14 She is like the merchant ships,bringing her food from afar. 15 She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. 19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.20and extends her hands to the needy. 21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. 26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. 27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her 29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.31 Give her the reward she has earned, She opens her arms to the poor and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Anyway, after thinking of our mothers, I got to BAKING. I wanted to post some DELCIOUS food I've been staying up to bake!!!!! Here goes!!
Oreo Balls
1 package oreos (pureed), mixed w/ 1 pack cream cheese, dipped in chocolate. YUM

Fudge

Cinnamon Honey Butter- my friend Sara made this and got the recipe HERE.

and I am putting it in cute jars like this...
Last, but not least, Sausage Balls. YUM. I pkg sausage, 1 1/2 c Bisquik, 3 C shred. cheese

So... these are my holiday favorites this year!

Thanks for listening about my mother and viewing my yummy food!!!



3 comments:

Rachel said...

The cinnamon butter is awesome!!! I made it a few weeks ago and am embarrassed at how much I've eaten. And I'm making oreo balls tomorrow and was thinking about sausage balls too:) We have the same taste!!! Merry Christmas:)

Meeshin' Around said...

yum - i made that honey butter too! and of course i made some for myself! it makes the cutest little gift to pass along to someone!

Cecilia said...

I'll have to try the cinnamon butter! Have you made the pioneer woman's cinnamon rolls? We made them for the first time this year and they were awesome!

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