Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fried Dill Pickles

For all of you who asked about our fried pickles. Here is the recipe I used. They are kind of salty. I suggest you eat them with something, but Jason loves them just like they are.


1 egg, beaten1 c. milk1 tbsp. flour1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce6 drops hot sauce3/4 tsp. salt3/4 tsp. pepper3 1/2 c. flour1 qt. sliced dill picklesWesson oil for deep frying
Combine first 5 ingredients, stirring well. Set aside. Combine 3 1/2 cups flour, salt and pepper, stirring well. Dip pickles in milk mixture and dredge in flour mixture, repeat process. Deep fry in hot oil, 350 degrees until pickles float to surface and are golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Pictures

My Men....
Brittany gave Jason a little nutcracker for Christmas. Doesn't his look say it all? :)

Zachary in front of the Christmas tree. Zachary being goofy. He takes after his Dad.

Christmas tree with presents.

Kids opening their presents Christmas morning.

Zac with his new scooter.

Trevor loves the Ben 10 alien stuff.

And Aunt Vann got Brittany a Fur Real. She LOVES it!

Friday, December 26, 2008

By the way...

I asked the children what the true meaning of Christmas is and this is their responses:

Trevor: "It's about Jesus being born and He was meant to die on the cross and become the Savior which is Christ the Lord."

Brittany: "It's about celebrating Jesus' birthday and giving other than receiving. Jesus was born in a manger so that we may not perish but have everlasting life."

Zachary: "It's a birthday party for Jesus."

I think they get it! :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

I am back!!!!! I will try to post some pictures soon. But I just wanted to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving! Can't wait to start hearing from everyone again!!!! Many thanks to Mr. Jack who helped me get my new computer and to my mom who got it set up and running!!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

My computer died....

My computer died a good while back and so I have been flung into a computerless world! :) I have actually had alot more time to clean now! But I hate not keeping in touch with everyone. I will have a computer soon though. I'll be back blogging soon! Don't forget about me in the meantime! :) Oh and my sister is having a BOY! I'm sure everyone already knows though! We are excited!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Jason wanted some fried pickles, so I and my littlest chef accepted the job! Zachary had a blast with all the ooey gooey mess of them. Of course, you can tell by the look on his face, that he would NEVER eat one! :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

I'm still alive!

Sorry to all my many blog readers (chuckle)! I am still alive. I have been babysitting and cleaning houses for extra money in order to get the kids school supplies. School is ready to start again! Can you believe it! Time flies so fast!
Anyhow, we have our tax free holiday next weekend and I am geard up ready to go. If you have any coupon info or valuable money saving advice...let me know!

Friday, June 27, 2008

New cousins!

Brittany, Trevor and Zachary really enjoyed getting to know their new cousins Elle and Kizer.
I know they will love getting to know the baby too when it gets here! We are praying for a healthy pregnancy for Aunt Teresa! :)

We had enough food to feed an army!!! Special thanks to Aunt Betty, Lavann, and Marsha for helping me!

More Reception

Teresa and Kamron

Teresa and Kamron made it to Alabama to the reception our family had planned for them. I'm a little slow at posting, so please forgive me!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

He is still a God of Miracles!

As you know, while Brittany was in the hospital this past March for an apparent flare up of her arthritis, the doctors diagnosed her with Crohn's. She had the radiologist, her GI and the hospital doctor to consult and that's when they decided to put her on Remicade. The GI then decided to do more extensive testing because he was talking about doing surgery. We have had a lot of people praying and we also had a friend stand in a healing service in Brittany's place. Well, I'm hear to tell you that the Lord is still a Lord of MIRACLES!!! The doctor called us Friday to tell us that after more testing they could find no evidence of Crohn's at all!!!!! They are stopping all further treatment! Praise the Lord. Just had to share with everyone! Thanks to all who have prayed for her and please help us praise Him now!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bucket of FISH!

Jason went fishing last Friday night and this is what he came home with the next morning! The largest catfish weighed 11 pounds. Can't wait for the fish fry! Yummmm!

Arthritis Walk

The walk went really well. Now that we have stopped Brittany's remicade treatments she is doing much better. She stayed ahead of the whole team during the entire walk! Praise the Lord! It's so good to see her better! Thanks to all who donated in honor of Brittany. The arthritis foundation is a good cause. They also provide camp for the kids at the end of the summer.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Lizard Huntin'

Zachary has become obsessed with hunting lizards. He is out there from morning til it's too dark to see, trying to catch lizards. I thought I would post a few pics to show you his "catch". First let me explain the pictures. Lizards sun themselves on the back side of our house, the basement part that is not underground. This is the picture of the wall I am posting. These lizards are right below my bedroom window. He was so upset that he couldn't reach them that he asked me to knock them off the wall so he could catch them! So I got my broom and tried to sweep them off into his eager little hands. In the one picture you see him crying, it's because he didn't catch one of the lizards that I swept into the air. We have some of the fattest liards! Look at size of the one he caught! If you couldn't see it's tail you might think it was a frog!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Why did God make moms?

I received an email where a school had asked these questions to a class. I decided to ask my own children and this is what they had to say:

Why did God Make mothers:
Trevor: to have little babies and to take care of them.
Brittany: to have babies, give nourishment, to teach them not to disobey.
How ingredients did God use to make mothers:
Trevor: love, joy, and he mixed it up and put a little bit a peace and then made momma.
Brittany: sugar and spice and everything nice
Why did God give you your mommy:
Trevor: because he thought I would be a good son to her.
Brittany: because he thought she was the best mommy for me.
What did your mom need to know about your Dad before she married him:
Trevor: to know he was a good man and to know he loved Jesus and to know if he would if he loved mommy too.
Brittany: to know that he loved her even though she was not rich and that he would obey all the laws. To know that he would love his children and take care of them.
Why did they get married:
Trevor: because he loved her and she loved him.
Brittany: because they loved each other and they knew they loved each other even though they were not rich.(there is that rich word again) ;)
Who is the boss in your house:
Trevor: the oldest, which is mommy. And Daddy is boss too sometimes.
Brittany: Daddy, because he is the strongest and he would do anything to protect his family.
What is the difference between your mom and dad:
Trevor: one is a boy and one is a girl. One can reach the top shelf and one can't. They don't eat the same things. They are not twins, they fuss a lot over what to watch. They still love each other.
Brittany: one is a girl and one is a boy. One can feed her babies and one can't. (hilarious!) One can do their fingernails and the other one can't.
What does your mom do in her spare time:
Trevor: Talk to her children.
Brittany: clean house, go to granny's, take us to the park.
What would make your mom perfect:
Trevor: not take me to school every day.
Brittany: never take me to school, and go to the park more.
What would you change about your mom:
Trevor: never make us clean our rooms.
Brittany: make her hair blonde. (I have no idea !)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Praise Report!!!!

The doctor called me today and all of Brittany's blood work has returned to normal! Praise the Lord! They can't explain it, but we can! Thank you to everyone who has prayed for her!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Spinning round and round......

Brittany was sick alot this week. I took them all to the park on Friday because they had a weather day and was not in school. She didn't play a whole lot and she didn't climb everything like she normally does, but she did love the merry-go-round. I watched as she went over and let down that long gorgeous hair of hers (she refers to it as "golden" brown) and then it started to spin. She closed her eyes and leaned her head back and let the wind blow. And for just a little while, she was a little girl with no problems, not a care in the world, just spinning round and round..........

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Arthritis Foundation Walk!

A group of wonderful people have formed a team to walk in Brittany's honor at the Arthritis Foundation Walk on May 10th. If anyone would like to donate to our team you can go to www.bhamarthritiswalk.kintera.org/mimismilerswalkforbrittany you can click on the words "my team" that is right above Brittany's picture. It will take you to the team members page. If you pick a team members you would like to support, just click on their name in the lower right corner and it will let you dontate there. All donations are tax deductible. If you have any problems let me know! Much love, Lisa

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Britt and the Bunny

When Brittany and I left the hospital we stopped by Walmart to drop off all of her perscriptions. The Bunny just happened to be there while we were there, so I snapped a quick picture of her with it. My children asked how they could thank Jesus for dying on the cross for them, they said He is not here for us to hug! I let them know that all they had to do was tell Him thank you when they pray. They were so precious! They both cried as they prayed, and I felt so touched to know that my children are already feeling Christ move on their hearts! Isn't HE wonderful! He gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we might know HIM!

Happy Easter!

I tried to snap a few pictures of us after church. It was quite chilly Easter morning. We were going to my mother in laws for lunch and we were all about to go in and change clothes. We didn't get alot of pictures but here is one of myself and the kids.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Trusting God

How long has it been since you put all of your eggs into one basket?

Friday, March 14, 2008

Brittany is Home!

Brittany has been in the Children's Hospital for the past week. The week before she ran high fevers at night every night and then Friday started a rash. The rash got worse over Saturday and then Sunday morning her joints started to swell and turn blue. She was admitted soon after we arrived. They were afraid of Leukemia. Her platelets were so low. We knew that she had Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. She was not currently on any medicine for it. After going through many tests and biopsies, they determined she also has Crohn's Disease. All of her test results are not back in but they did release her today after starting her back on low dose chemotherapy drug Methotrexate. She also received her first IV therapy drug Remicade. She will return every 8 weeks for the IV therapy. Possibly for several years. I want to thank you all for all of your prayers. Please continue to pray for her as some of the side effects are not nice. I am going to post a few pictures of her during her stay. Love, Lisa

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Daddy's Princess Angel Girl

Our little princess Brittany has pneumonia! We would appreciate any and all prayers at this time. She struggles most at night with her breathing. Please lift her up to the Lord! Thank you!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Missing Everyone!

For those of you who don't know, my modem was hit during a storm a few months ago. I am trying to wait patiently until some parts come in for my computer. I hope to be back online soon!! I miss hearing from everyone. I hope to get updated soon!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Sorry I have been to busy to post lately. Hopefully I will catch up soon!