Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hot Orange (Cider?)

It is getting chilly in Belize. And then I am reminded that a cup of hot apple cider would be great. Well, I could do that, but it would cost a pretty penny, so I decided to make do with orange juice. Those we get at 10 cents a piece whereas a big apple is 2 dollars. No can do apples! I found out I liked the mulled orange juice just swell, although my little Canadian/Americans would have preferred apple cider.

Take: one quart orange juice
Add: 3 cinnamon sticks
some whole cloves, about 6 pieces or to taste
some orange peel
a tablespoon or two of brown sugar, as the juice tends to sour a little from heating

Bring to a boil, simmer on low for about 10 minutes, turn off and let sit for a bit to mix flavors. Serve warm in some pretty tea cups!

This time I am linking up to these parties:
 Artful Affirmations

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Day Out

Last Saturday we went out for the day with the crew that is associated with the light plant where Daniel works part time. The kids sure enjoyed it; I did too, but wasn't able to do the things most others did because of my blessed situation. It was ok; this way I was able to focus all attention on Timothy and had fun with him.
We went on a bus with the other folks together to Cave's Branch where most enjoyed some zip lining and cave tubing. I enjoyed watching where I could. A shame I couldn't zipline, as from a kid I have always dreamed of doing it. Hopefully some day!

 Getting all saddles up for the journey through space.


 What's this? Not my baby! Yes, my baby too! Guess what this mother prayed as she saw her helpless little 3 year old fly down that line hanging on for dear life! (Why don't they enforce any age rules around here...???)
 O well; you want them to grow up sometime.


 There she goes! It's pretty hard to get a good photo of this sport. Everything goes too fast!

 And this is the only proof I have that my baby made it across the first line. For whatever reason I or my camera couldn't operate when he was in the air...wonder why...
 After one zip he was done! Ah what a relief on my part...although I think he enjoyed it; with him it is hard to tell...

Joseph had no problem zipping along like a pro. I enjoy seeing him being such a brave tough little man.
 The next fun thing was tubing through the cave. I walked as far as the river but stopped there. Timothy had fun at the water for a while and after that we looked at a small cave.

 I tried to teach him to take a photo of me. Not too bad for a three year old after several tries!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Katie's Kisses

Today I am in the mood to share a story some of you might or might not have heard. It touches my heart so deeply that it creates in me a longing to do more, but I don't know if it is God's will that I do more at this point, so I will be thankful for my "little family" and what I can do for them!

Imagine adopting 14 daughters. Now imagine you are a single mom. Not only are you a single mom, but you are only 21. You do it because you love God, and this is what His will is for you. That is the story of Katie Davis, a young woman who has gone to Uganda and opened her heart and life up to become a mother to many homeless motherless children, besides helping along many mothers and even men who need help. I hope you will find some encouragement like I did. If you think you have your hands full, think again after reading her blog and hearing her story! 

Here is her blog:

She has written a book that would be a great buy...
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