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White-Lined Sphinx Moth

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The White-Lined Sphinxcaterpillar that we "raised", hatched about a month ago. It takes a much longer amount of time for this creature to hatch compared to the monarchs we are so used to. I think it was about a month before it actually emerged out of it's cocoon. It was quite an amazing looking caterpillar and moth!






Buttered Noodles

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When we used to live in the cities several years ago, my absolute favorite restaurant was Noodles & Company. I love pasta (I know refined food is not good for your health....but it tastes great)! My favorite dish was Buttered Noodles. I ordered it every time we went there. Now that our family eats mostly gluten-free, since my dad and brother are allergic to wheat, it's a rare treat when we do get pasta in the house. Today we had some egg noodles in the house, so I recreated my favorite dish from Noodles.... I think it tastes pretty similar :).

Buttered Noodles
A bag of egg noodlesbutterparmesan cheesedried sage powdersaltCook pasta according to instructions on bag. Drain and return to pot. Add half a stick of butter and let melt. Add parmesan cheese to taste. Mix everything together. Keep warm in oven (covered) at 200°F or on a warm burner that is turned off. Serve and sprinkle some sage over the pasta. Add salt to taste. 


Thankful

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I am so incredibly blessed! My family and friends have been so kind to me lately. I feel so undeserving of it all. I am so thankful for them and the gifts they have bestowed upon me recently. I don't know how to say how much gratitude I have for them!

   To list a few..... I am thankful for:
Jesusthe Biblemy loving parentsmy protecting brothersgood friends musicmy violinrabbitsLiberty (our dog)our homefreedomthe beautiful season of fall in MNcold weather
   The LORD is so good to me. He has truly blessed my life. I feel so underserving of Him! I am so sinful, but Jesus' death on the cross has made me white as snow in His eyes. That is amazing. Amazing love, amazing grace!

Caffé Mocha

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Like I've mentioned before, I don't really like coffee. But the recipe I made up below isn't that bad! Enjoy on a cold fall or winter day (colder weather's coming soon!) or anytime really.

A Time to STOP

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Life is full of busyness. But there is a time when you just need to STOP. I feel like I have reached that point lately. Because of my crazy busyness, I have fallen behind in school, household duties and many other areas of my life. That has really overwhelmed me and I have put a HUGE burden upon myself to "catch up" to where I think I should be. This has definitely put a toll on my family, my walk with the LORD and other aspects. Yesterday, after feeling so overwhelmed and so weighed down by my lack of being on top of things, I just melted down. I felt paralyzed. Worthless. I couldn't take another step in the right direction. Later on the LORD laid it upon me what the heart of the whole problem was: idolization and not putting Him at the center of my life.

   I being a firstborn, tend to be a perfectionist which isn't always a good thing :P. When things aren't going quite my way or according to "plan A" I often feel worthless and stuck. I realized th…