06 July, 2010

little squeals

video

30 June, 2010

another year


it was my birthday the other day

and i just want to say

thanks for being born

and being the best birthday present

ever.

i love you anuhea! x

18 June, 2010

An Introduction

So, it's been a while since I've posted on here, I guess you could say I temporarily fell off the 'blogging bandwagon'. Well that break is over. I'd like to take a moment to introduce you to the newest member of our family! YES you read right...we pushed a baby out. :-)

Anuhea Grace Kehaulani Salzer
4.14.10
9:15am
8lbs 5.2oz
20 inches

Sorry for the literally-just-came-out baby photo! Lollers. I just loved this moment of meeting Anuhea and finally seeing her little face. It seems like months ago when this took place! I love to look at it now and again to remember what a special day it was for us.



We named her Anuhea because it means Sweet Fragrance or Cool Mountain Breeze. We like to think her life is a sweet fragrance to the Lord. Luckily, she came out smelling rather sweet so it worked out.

Today she is 9 weeks and 2 days. She is such a smiley baby who loves to talk up a storm! She would much rather chat to us than play with any toy, I guess she's a people person! Justin and I still can't believe she's ours and is here to stay. I know babies are born ALL THE TIME and have been for MILLIONS OF YEARS, but when it happens to you it's like it's never happened before.

05 October, 2009

Family time in Houston Town

So we got on a plane and flew to Texas!

It was a short trip to see Daddy and the family. There was lots of singing and playing 'I Spy', as well as competitions that only Alice could win. Justin had a hard time letting go of that.

off we went to dinner...
even 3 year olds have dogs in their handbags
walking with davey
cheers goiyz!
'do you want any? er no thanks, not in my current state. they look delicious though. (puke)'
oi oi! who's this cute fella? (beads courtesy of alice)

We headed over to Kemah down on the Galveston coast for the day. There are rides, restaurants and millions of mosquitos! Oh did they have a party with my flesh. I'm just glad they saw ME as special.

alice has a couple babies that came with us. today they were in the buggy but sometimes they're in her tummy. she doesn't always know how they get in there.


here's alice on the high speed getaway train! actually it wasn't really high speed OR a getaway train, but there were bandits that tried to take charge and kidnap everyone.

the babes

lunchtime with davey

time for more explorations...way up high!
this cute fella again!pirates?!
windswept
this was on the plane home. both boys were very uncooperative models! i had to fire them instantly.

21 September, 2009

Katharine Hepburn's Brownies

Apparently this is the Hepburn family's brownie recipe. So I thought 'oooh fancy!' and wanted to try it out. It's the simplest and quickest brownie recipe I've tried so far! The results are delicious.

ingredients

1 stick boodah
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tspn vanilla
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tspn salt
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)






1. Melt together 1 stick butter and 2 squares unsweetened chocolate and take the saucepan off the heat.
2. Stir in 1 cup sugar, add 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and beat the mixture well.

3. Stir in 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. (In the original recipe, 1 cup chopped walnuts is added here as well.)
4. Bake the brownies in a buttered and floured 8-inch-square pan at 325°F for about 40 minutes.
This was the only bit of mess I made!
If you want to smarten up your act you can put a square of brownie on a plate with a little blob of créme fraîche and a scattering of shaved chocolate.

There aren't any left in our house!

Make this now people!

It's Raining!

It's been a while since I've entered anything on here but I do have good excuses, I promise!

I had been saving for a DSLR since my birthday in June. J-man & I were asked to run video & camera at a local church's production of Godspell which boosted those savings quite nicely! I picked it up back in August and have been figuring it out ever since.



Then there's the reason why it's taken so long to figure it out...my brain is mush! It's mush because all its energy is going to building a person!

WE'RE PREGNANT!

I'm almost through the first trimester which is a BLESSING let me tell you! I just about wanted to give up on everything and sleep for England. I just feel so ill all the time. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I'll get that super energy boost that all the prego ladies talk about. I dream about those days!


It's all very exciting!

P.S. The reason I titled this 'Raining' is because it really is raining down here! And has been for the past week. The next week will be rain every day too. Am I back in England for real?

09 August, 2009

Waking the Dead

Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive by John Eldredge


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book has changed my life. The underlying theme and goal of Eldridge is for us to 'think' with our hearts. The heart is the central engine of our lives as human beings. It's the part of all humans the enemy attacks first and then continues to on a consistent basis. Eldridge backs up his theories with quotes from the bible and paragraphs from sources such as: G.K. Chesterton, A.W. Tozer, William Gurnall, George Herbert, George MacDonald and many more. It makes for a more appealing read.

As well as a book it is also a guide/step-by-step on how to guard your heart, heal hurts that keep you back and how to let more of God in. God wants us to have so much fullness! He has so much to fill our hearts with. Yet we are unable to receive because our hearts are covered with 'scars' such as people-hurts, disappointment, lies we believe about ourselves etc.
There is also a rather all encompassing prayer you can pray everyday (quite long though!). I shall probably keep this one on hand to reference back to.