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Paul’s Birth Story

Paul’s Birth Story

    I can’t believe it has already been a week since my precious angel came into this world! Andy and I are beyond words of how happy and blessed we are that the Lord would give us a son! I want to give a HUGE “Thank You” to every one who kept us in your prayers – they were greatly needed and felt!  This week has been amazing and a little challenging just getting used to how … Read entire article »

Filed under: Paul Obadiah

Winter Squash Chowder

  On tonight’s menu is one of Andy’s Favorite Soups – Winter Squash Chowder! I use whatever squash I have on hand. Andy just harvested our Seminole Pumpkins so that will be what I will use tonight. Winter Squash Chowder 2 TBSP Olive Oil 2 TBSP Unsalted Butter 3 cups chopped Onions 2 Large Bell Peppers 2 TBSP Seeded and Minced Jalapeno Pepper 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour 1 TSP Salt 1 TSP Red Pepper  Flakes (this is optional depending on how spicy you like your food – I use Cayenne Pepper chopped up really fine) 8 cups Chicken or Veggie Broth 3 cups Peeled, Seeded and Medium Diced Squash 2 cups Peeled and Medium Diced Potatoes 3 cups Corn - Preferably Fresh or Frozen 1 1/2 cups Half-n-Half 2 1/2 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese Heat oil and butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the onions and peppers and saute until the onions are transparent – … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cookhouse, Erin's Kitchen, Recipes, Soups and Stews

Early Morning Praise Report

It is 6:47am and Andy has already left for work. I have a load of clothes going so I can get them out before the heat gets here. Our rooster is crowing – he is reminding me that the day has already started. My grocery list is ready for the outing to Heflin where I will run some errands and spend some time having lunch with Andy Today’s to-do’s: Bible reading, Laundry, Chickens, bedroom, clean up my sewing area, diapers, wash the refrigerator, clean out the cabinet above the washer….. In this early morning, the quietest part of the day, I am running though all of my blessings! The thankfulness in my heart for the Savior caring enough for me that all my needs are met! We have a home, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Being A Helpmeet, Erin's Journey, Plain Lifestyle, The Robinson's

THANK YOU TO JOHN AND CAROL, FROM THE ROBINSONS!!!!!

THANK YOU TO JOHN AND CAROL, FROM THE ROBINSONS!!!!!

Just wanted to share pictures of the new addition to Paul’s Bedroom! We just purchased a Glider and Ottoman! We would also like to say THANK YOU to our dear friends, Mr. John and Mrs. Carol for the wonderful gift !!! When you come down next you will have to come rock Paul in it   … Read entire article »

Filed under: Erin's Journey

Pineapple and Mayo Sandwiches, Mello-Yello, and Dirt

Pineapple and Mayo Sandwiches, Mello-Yello, and Dirt

    I was running alitte behind, but I am never late to see my honey I made Pineapple Mayo sandwichs, threw the last load of clothes on the line, ran to Hardee’s and picked up some drinks – Andy’s favorite, Mello-Yello. I ended up passing him and one of his co-workers on the road and followed them to the store. Got a kiss and then meet him at his shop. He jumped in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Erin's Journey

Baby Paul!

Baby Paul!

Andy and I found out we were expecting our first blessing in January – he is expected to arrive on September 12th! We decided to name him Paul Obadiah! Things have been very busy around here since then. We have been working on his nursery and getting the “Baby Supplies” together. We decided on Peter rabbit for his room. Mom has been painting scenes on his wall’s from the books and they are looking wonderful. Still need to get … Read entire article »

Filed under: The Robinson's

Wedding Vows

Our Wedding Vows  Many of you have asked us to put our vows online. Andy and I choose to wrote our own vows. We also used parts and pieces from the Bible and other Christian believers. Andy’s Vows I, David Andrew, covenant before God and man, to you Erin Renee Lewis to be your loving and faithful husband. As stated in the Word of God and spoken solemnly from my heart, I will love and protect you, I will strengthen you when you are weak, I will be loyal and keep these oaths for all the days of my life. As spoken in Joshua 24:15, our house will serve God and keep his commandments. We will stand upon the word of God and I will lead our family under the guidance of Almighty God. I will … Read entire article »

Filed under: The Robinson's

Million Dollar Salad

8 oz. cream cheese 1 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 small jar maraschino cherries, chopped 20 oz. drained crushed pineapple 1 bag mini marshmallows 1/2 pt. whipping cream, whipped or 1 small tub whipped cream 1 c. chopped nuts Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Drain pineapple and mix with marshmallows. Fold in whipped cream and nuts. Add cherries … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cookhouse, Desserts, Recipes, Thanksgiving Dinner

Fried Cabbage

Now this is about as simple as you can get!  All you do to make this is cut your fresh cabbage in thin slices.  Wash well and pat dry.   Put a couple of tablespoons of really good olive oil in a skillet.  Add the cabbage and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Then you just sauté – stir-fry – till tender.   That’s it!  I must say – it really is delicious! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cookhouse, Recipes, Vegetables

How To Make A Headcovering

How To Make A Headcovering

Hi – I am Erin. Join Me- As I Make A Headcovering For Haley The Basic Pattern Pieces Here are the three pieces you will need to make this kap: The Crown Piece, The Brim, The NeckBinding The Crown Pattern is a little larger than a dinner plate Make the Pattern Larger on All Sides - Here I am enlarging it by 1 inch You will have to enlarge or reduce the crown piece to fit your size head and hair.  Because our hair … Read entire article »

Filed under: A Separated Life, Homemaking, Plain Lifestyle, Sewing