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November 15, 2010

New Inspiration

Today I wake and find strength and hope.

"I will find refuge in the shadow of God's wing."

August 23, 2010

Taking A Break...

As you've noticed my posts have been sparse and far between...

I am taking a wee break from blogging.  Alot's been going on here and well I just don't have the heart right now to blog or even take pictures of the kiddos.  Heck, I don't have the heart to do alot of stuff.

So, when you say a prayer, say a small one for me and my family please.

Thank you.

August 4, 2010

90 Years AND Counting!

This past weekend my family on my Mom's side gathered to celebrate my Ma-Maw's 90th birthday at Red Top Mountain State Park on the lake.

Ma-Maw is 90 going on 50, she's healthy as a horse and rides her stationary bike 5 miles EVERY day... and to beat that, it's on her back porch in this horrible heat.  Go Ma-Maw!

Amazing how one woman can make this many people, and this isn't everyone.

Ma-Maw, Lexi and me ofcourse!

My Ma-Maw and my Mom

If only she were as sweet the whole time as she was in this picture.
(I know I have other children, but they were busy swimming the entire time)

My cousin and her sweet baby, I just had to add this...

July 30, 2010


How I've missed seeing this...
miles and miles of cotton fields
Land that my ancestors farmed...

More fields...

Euharlee, Bartow County, Georgia

July 24, 2010


I ran across this newsletter from my elementary school and boy, do I wish I paid these prices for my kids lunches now.

This is the kid's lunch prices this year:
Breakfast (Pre K-12) $1.25

Lunch (Pre K-5) $2.00
Lunch (6-12) $2.25
During the 2009 school year, the School Nutrition Programs served on average 27, 363 meals per day. There were over 3,700,000 lunches and 1,050,000 breakfasts served!

July 22, 2010

Yummy salsa!

I made this for a snack a few days ago and it was WONDERFUL!

Salsa Roja (roasted red salsa)

It was a bit spicy, I only used three Serrano peppers, next time I think I'll just put in one.  The smell from the oven was scrumptious while it was roasting!  Yummy!

I even made my own chips using the flour tortilla shells.  I've tried the corn tortilla's before but didn't really like them too much.

I just took the tortilla shells and cut them like I would a pie and fried them in canola oil in a pan on the stove, doesn't take long so don't walk away or your chips will be too brown.  After I removed them from the pan while they were still warm I lightly sprinkled salt on top.

July 18, 2010

DNA Testing

I never knew being a Brock was a big deal, or atleast which Brock you descended from was a big deal.  There is a site that is completely dedicated to Brock DNA testing.  It turns out that the majority of Brock's in the U.S. are from two Brock brother's who immigrated to Pennsylvania in the 1700's with their parents.  But there is a third Brock who has no relationship to this set of Brocks.  Wow.  Let me just say first of all, these Brocks were some baby making people, my Grandfather had 16 kids between two wives.  Woah.  That's alot of diapers, spitup and poop.

The Brock DNA testing is available to any male who carries the Brock last name.  It's a special chromosome that is passed onto the son by the father.  That leaves my children out.  But I did call my oldest brother and asked him would he be interested in it and maybe we siblings could pool our money together to pay for the testing.  Although I am 99.9% sure that we are the descendents of one of these two brothers.  How neat.

Curious now?  You can go here Brock DNA project to read more about it or maybe perhaps you are a Brock yourself or know someone in your family who may carry the Brock last name and hasn't had luck finding their roots.