... but you can't take the 'Ham out of the Lewis: 10/01/2009 - 11/01/2009

... but you can't take the 'Ham out of the Lewis

What's going on up here anyhow?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wow! What is that?

Andy did a henna tattoo on my belly last Saturday. It was fun for me and I was amazed at how creative he is (he always says he isn't artistic!). Enjoy this very amazing picture of my hugeness!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Baking

No baby here yet, so I've been doing some tasty Fall baking instead! I adapted these 2 muffins recipes this morning (didn't have all the right ingredients and didn't want to make a trip to the store!).

Make some yourself and enjoy!

Curry Chocolate Muffins

2 C. flour (I used whole wheat)
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 C. cocoa powder
1/2 C. sugar
3 eggs
1/4 C. oil
1 C. milk (or any other dairy-ish liquid)
1/2 C. chocolate chips (I used 70% cacao chocolate chips)

Mix all ingredients together in any order and scoop into regular size or mini muffin tins (makes 12 regular muffins....not sure how many mini muffins it makes). Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

White Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

4 eggs
2 C. sugar (I used 1 brown and 1 white)
1 15 oz. can of pumpkin
3 C. flour (I used whole wheat)
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. white chocolate chips

Beat eggs, then add sugar, pumpkin and oil. Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to the wet ingredients. Add the chocolate chips last. Makes 24 regular size muffins. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

The kids have had each of these muffins today and both recipes were given 2 thumbs up by my discriminating taste testers!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sleepless morning

I woke up a few hours early this morning. I'm not sick, I'm not uncomfortable....just awake! I've taken some time to reflect on what I love about our life and to pray for friends. I could go back to sleep, but this time if becoming so precious and enjoyable. Maybe just another 1/2 hour.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pray without ceasing

I took these pictures of Theo sleeping last week. I thought it was too cute. It really gives a whole new mental image for the instruction to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

A Wonderful Man

I am blessed. My husband is a man who takes great care to be loving, patient, and honest with me every day. As the birth of our 3rd baby rapidly approaches (any day now!), you would think he and I would become more and more anxious about what it will mean to be the parents of 3 children.....age 3 and under. The exact opposite is true. I am becoming more and more thrilled and can't wait for the whole, beautiful process to begin. I joked with Andy this evening that soon this baby wouldn't be coming between us anymore, at least not physically. He sweetly told me that he can't wait for this baby to really come between us and be with us. He really is a great man.