Blogger Recognition Award

I am so excited as I just received my first ever Blogger Recognition Award nomination! I feel so blessed to have received this and it motivates me to continue on this path. I want to thank Camie at Camie’s Cozy Corner for the nomination. I love reading her blog and always find encouragement from her posts. I…

Family Outing: Jacksonville Zoo 6/10/2017

Well a couple of weeks ago I mentioned that we had a special outing planned. Unfortunately we did not get to go the weekend we planned to go because of the weather. We did go this past weekend and it was so much fun! As you can imagine trying to take a many kids as…

Clay Allemanders: June 2017 Updates

Clay Allemanders … Got a new Home! On May 22, The Clay Allemanders held their first home dance in their new hall with a great new caller, Shane Perez, and his father, Ken, as co-caller. This new hall has better acoustics and a larger dance floor. On our first night in the new hall we elected…

Covered Dish Dinner/New Class

Originally posted on Silver Fox Squares :
Last night, May 9th, kicked off our new classes in Ft. White. We had plenty of delicious food like lasagna, sweet n sour meatballs, cabbage and sausage, chili, and too many desserts to list. I didn’t take a lot of pics as I was too busy dancing and gabbing…

Sombrero/Crazy Hat Dangle Dance 

Originally posted on Silver Fox Squares :
We had such a great time on Friday, May 5th, at our Sombrero/Crazy Hat Dance. We had several visitors from other clubs and almost everyone had some kind of interesting hat.  (Some of us had more than one hat which we swapped out during the dance.) Several people ordered…

Thank you!

I just received my ‘100 followers’ notifications and shortly after it went to 101! I am so excited that so many people have followed my blog in the short time I’ve had it up. I pray that I can continue to help encourage others in their day to day life. Each and every one of…

Two Monks and an Olive Tree

I read this story some time ago and it was told over the radio station not long ago. I just thought I’d share it with you all as well. Some time ago there were two monks who had planted young olive trees at about the same time. The first monk looked after his little tree…

No yellow rocking at the checkout!

I have to smile at the title to the this post. This was a very good day and probably one of the most enjoyable days I’ve had in a very long time! For those of you who don’t know what ‘yellow rocking’ is, it is a square dance call where the dancers will hug another…

100th day of school

This will fall in February for us this year. I don’t think we’ve ever had any kind of celebration or anything before but this year I will try to make it a little extra special and maybe it will help to keep us motivated. Below is a list of activities I have found to help…

Turning I Can’ts into I Cans

As I stand at the kitchen island I have a million thoughts going through my head. I’m sipping my hot coffee while waiting for the muffins to finish and watching the kids play patiently. This post came to my mind and it was originally meant to give ways to encourage your children to do things…

Are you needy?

My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  – Philippians 4:19  We all have needs every day. Sometimes our needs are great like looking for a new place to live or a dependable vehicle to get us back and forth to work. Sometimes our needs are…

God uses cracked pots

And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.  -Jeremiah 18:4 I know that often times we get caught up in things we believe we ought to be doing, the way we…

Don’t feed the lizards!

SUSIE MIMM KIRBY·TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016 I’ve been going through a battle of sorts lately. I had some problems that in the heat of the moment seemed like fierce fire breathing dragons coming at me. It seemed as if there was no way to be victorious over them and they threatened friendships and had me…

Taking out the trash.

SUSIE MIMM KIRBY·TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016 God works on our hearts when we are least expecting it. I’ve been going through a really rough time lately. I can’t explain it all because it would be just so confusing. I’ve questioned some of the life changing decisions I’ve made in the past few years. I’ve wondered…

Shattered

SUSIE MIMM KIRBY·SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016 So going along and life is good. Every day seems so much better than the next. You even start to think about the future, just a little. Maybe a weekend or two ahead, possibly an event in a month or two and it seems so nice. You’re at a…

Who can you count on?

Original Blog Post June 6, 2016 I haven’t posted in a bit as I have been super busy around here. My oldest daughter got married last Friday! Last minute struggles, cancellations and changes had us all running a little crazy around here. Lucky for us we have a BIG family and a few very loyal…

Crunchy Chicken

This recipe is so easy to make and so good to eat! Ingredients: 1 1/3 cups French-fried onions, crushed 1/4 c. mayo 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or tenders Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Grease a baking sheet. Spread crushed onions in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Coat each piece of chicken…

National Pink Day

National Pink Day is a day for those of us who love the color pink. Click here to learn more about this holiday. This is celebrated on June 23rd. Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day: (Use at your own discretion.) Recipes: Pretty in pink! 20 recipes for the perfect…

National Chocolate Eclair Day

National Chocolate Eclair Day is a day to enjoy the tasty eclair. I will try to get my recipe box out and find my tried and true recipe but I will have some listed below for you to try as well. Click here to learn more about this holiday. This is celebrated on June 22nd. Below are…

Fried Green Tomatoes

Oh my gosh! I really love summertime and the fresh veggies from the garden. I love a fresh tomato sandwich but sometimes those green tomatoes tempt me and I have to rob a few off the vine to have some fried green tomatoes. If you haven’t had a fried green tomato you should really try…

Southern Fried Squash

It’s that time of year when gardens are overflowing with squash. One of my favorite recipes this time of year is fried squash. I could eat this and fried green tomatoes every night! Southern Fried Squash Ingredients: 2-3 medium squash (yellow, zucchini, or a mixture), sliced thinly 2-3 T. butter or margarine (optional) 1/2 –…

Finally Summer Day

Finally Summer Day is a day to celebrate the arrival of summer. It is the longest day of the year so you can celebrate a more, if you like. Click here to learn more about this holiday. The date varies from year to year. Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:…

Sauteed Squash

This is one of those recipes that you can use with fresh or frozen squash. Sauteed Squash Ingredients 2-3 yellow squash, sliced or diced 2-3 zucchini squash, sliced or diced 1 small onion, sliced or diced 1-2 bell peppers, sliced or diced (optional) 1-2 T. butter, margarine, or oil 1 t. minced garlic salt and…

Ice Cream Soda Day

Ice Cream Soda Day is a day to sit back and cool off with your favorite ice cream soda. Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on June 20th. Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day: (Use at your own discretion.) Recipes: Fantastic Old Fashioned Ice…

Meal Prepping: Freezing Squash

I was recently blessed with some yellow squash and zucchini. It was more than we could eat at the time as I had some in the refrigerator as well. I decided to put the best looking ones in the freezer to use later on. The ones that were bruised or slightly damaged were fried up…

Cajun Dipping Sauce

Every now and then I get a craving for this sauce. It is so good and I could probably eat the whole batch if no one else was around. This is really good with almost any fried food! Cajun Dipping Sauce Ingredients: 1 c. mayo 1 T. ketchup 1 T. mustard (I like to use…