Posts in the ‘Photography’ Category

6 February 2010

Yes, stuffed French Toast. As if French toast wasn’t good enough—it just got better!

This morning my dear mother prepared this delightful dish! We ate it while listening to Mr. Botkin’s Saturday Morning Online Mentoring.

Stuffed French Toast

1 loaf French bread, cut into 8 diagonal slices (making very large slices)
1 cup homemade cream cheese (recipe below)
1/2 cup fruit preserves (we used peach)
5 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Cut a each thick bread slice almost in half by cutting from the top crust almost to the bottom crust, making a pocket. Be careful to not slice completely through the bread. Mix cream cheese and preserves in small bowl. Spoon cream mixture evenly into each pocket.

Beat eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon in a small bowl, until well mixed. Dip stuffed bread slices in egg mixture,  making sure to let the excess drip off.

Spray griddle (our favorite!) or skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Cook bread slices over medium heat until golden brown, flip, and cook on other side.

For extra beauty, sprinkle each slice with powdered sugar. Serve with maple syrup, fruits, and/or whipped cream, if desired. Makes 8 slices of delicious Stuffed French Toast!

Homemade Cream Cheese
(it’s as easy as can be!)

1 1/2 cups nonfat plain yogurt

Line strainer with cheese cloth. Place strainer in bowl, large enough to hold the drained liquid without touching the strainer. Let strain in refrigerator for 4-8 hours. Discard the liquid in the bottom of the bowl.

The homemade cream cheese is what is left in the strainer! You can do this the day before it is needed, and store the cream cheese in a container after being drained.

We all thought it tasted delicious! The filling was great, but I think we put a little too much in the pocket. Next time we’ll put in less, and it will be perfect!

27 January 2010

Out of the south comes the storm,
And out of the north the cold.

From the breath of God ice is made,
And the expanse of the waters is frozen.

Job 37:9-10

18 January 2010

There was a crisp breeze and it was very cold outside, but we decided it was time for a photo shoot. There was a heavy fog, creating the field to fade into gray skies. Thanks goes to my dearest sister who was a wonderful model for these shots!

21 November 2009

19 November 2009

16 November 2009

Pruning the Lilac bush.

A little less web on the monkeys.

Nestled in the roots of another plant.

A little bouquet of Hens and Chicks.

The sun glimmering on the dried seed pods.

11 November 2009

6 November 2009

. . . on a beautiful Fall day!

2 November 2009

Brian and Lindsay were the first (and so far the only) couple who courted that we were able to watch first-hand. Their commitment to remain pure in their relationship was beautiful and that purity manifested itself on their wedding day.

On October 3rd, 2009, they were married. It was a day I will never forget.

The beautiful bride awaiting the moment when she would join the love of her life.

The bride with her bridesmaids (who were her younger sisters).

The ceremony was one that glorified God, both through the message and this dear couple’s commitment to keeping their relationship Christ-centered.

Primo bacio. First kiss.

The very happy couple.

These photos were taken near where Brian proposed to Lindsay four months earlier.

That day was a wonderful day.

It was the beginning of a marriage and the start of a new family
who is dedicated to serving the Lord in all things.

We consider ourselves blessed to have been involved in such a Christ-honoring occasion. Daddy was a groomsman, Momma helped with the food, Breezy played
the piano (and even composed the piece for the bride’s entrance),
and I was privileged to photograph their special day.