Caramel Popcorn

Who doesn’t love a movie and a bowl of caramel popcorn in your lap? This is the perfect recipe, so easy and so so delicious. It has become a family favorite!

Caramel Popcorn

2 sticks butter

2 cups of Brown Sugar

1 cup Karo Syrup

Heat on stove until it begins to boil. Let it boil for 45 seconds stirring continuously.

Stir in 1 cup of Sweetened Condensed milk and bring back to boil.

Once boiling starts, remove from heat and pour over 4-5 bags of buttered microwave popcorn. ( make sure all un-popped kernels have been removed)

Stir gently until all kernels are covered

* a couple of tips I have found through the years…

You can use microwave popcorn that is not buttered or air pop popcorn and then the less fat sweetened condensed milk. It tastes just as gooey and delicious, but just a few less calories

Happy eating

Oh Those Points…

 

This is my present quilting project…no official pattern, just instructions and patience.  The points are getting better each time thank goodness!  I think I want to hang this quilt in my bedroom, I have just the wall.  Fabric is by Vanessa Goertzen @lellaboutique

More to come….

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Chamomile Quilt

Hillary wanted a simple yet classic quilt that wasn’t too loud and busy…she picked this pattern and together we found neutral, low volume, fabrics in my stash.  I love love love this quilt, it is one of my very favorites!!

I am late on this post of course, this was a Christmas gift…

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A little refreshing diet beverage

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find this quilt pattern @woodberry_way on instagram and go to her profile, there it will take you to her website.

Baby girl is on her way…quilt is ready

Quilty Hearts for our baby girl…name is still a secret for a few more hours but mommy is at the hospital…so soon we will know!!

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Pattern baby Quilty Love called Quilty Hearts by @emily_dennis_

I just found scraps in my stash and added a couple others to blend.  Isn’t it darling!  I will show you more when baby girl is bundled in this love of hearts.

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The rest of the story…

I am not sure I can tie this all together the way I feel like it should be, but here goes.  Number one…this was an easy peesy pattern right!  That’s one of the reasons I chose it, however, for some reason I could not get it right.  I unpicked these squares at least 3 times each.  I kept wondering to myself, “what is wrong with you that you can’t get these hearts in the right direction and lined up correctly”.  Of course that conversation was happening as I was UNPICKING!  Well as it turned out, I think that 2, maybe 3 of the hearts still ended up being turned the wrong direction, whatever, I am over this right!!  Did I mention, this pattern choice was not my first.  I had a completely different pattern picked out and fabric bought, but I just wasn’t feeling it.  That’s how I ended up with the heart quilt also.

Well little Olivia was born and a couple of hours later Donald and Emma found themselves in unfamiliar territory, as she was being life flighted to Cooks Children’s Hospital as they discovered 2 heart issues that were going to require emergency heart surgery.

Can you see the correlation to this quilt and the life issues in front of us?  My mind and heart were trying to understand and comprehend that the Lord had everything to do with what I thought was a simple baby quilt.  Olivia’s two heart issues and the two heart mishaps on the quilt.  Is that a coincidence?  First of all, I don’t believe in coincidences.  I believe 100% that God is in the details of our lives and His hand and influence is every present.

Olivia’s heart issues were repaired and she is doing great.  She has health issues that will be with her her whole life, but they are manageable.  She has Turners Syndrome, so as she grows, doctors will always be a part of her life.

We feel blessed everyday for modern medicine, talented doctors and nurses and the knowledge that God knows us and is involved in our lives.  So grateful for the knowledge.

Here are some sweet pictures of our miss Olivia…

 

 

 

A Whale of a Day….

The greatest part of living in the Pacific Northwest is the vast variety of activities to do…from the Puget Sound to the mountains and every lake in between.  Weekends can be filled with day trips and memory making events. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAfullsizeoutput_45e1fullsizeoutput_45e6OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

What a perfect day

The sun was out, the wind was low, which makes it a perfect day in the PNW!

What a charming Island to spend a Saturday afternoon on.  We came for Orca’s, but none to be found this trip.  The Blue Whales did not disappoint however and what about the Bald Eagels flying over head.  Literally doesn’t get better than this.

 

ALL IN

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I had the sweetest tender mercy…

I have been on the edge of melt down through Christmas and the days after. I have pushed and pushed my emotions and feelings down to keep them in check, but the other day, I just couldn’t do it anymore. I lost it…Don was wondering what in the world! (This is not like me at). Anyway, so many things on the “get the house ready for sale” to do list, mission paper work…it was just building up and I exploded. Problem number one…I really love this house, I really really do. I love the feeling of it, l love it when the kids come and I know the kids love it. I am struggling with letting it go, so there’s that! Then add the whole mission thing, which by the way, we have talked about our whole married life…it is that “someday”. Well, someday is happening and in reality, I don’t know if I am ready for that. Do you feel the reason for my bubbling eruption. It just feels like so much and so fast, I am so out of control of my life and it brings on panic.

After a good long cry and a 2 hour nap, I felt better able to cope…

The next morning at the gym, I listened to a talk by Anthony Sweat from a Time Out For Woman…It was called, Patterns for His Presence. Let me explain the tender mercy part…He read the few short verses Matt 19:16-22

16 ¶ And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great

possessions.

These are the insights:

This young man came seeking…What lack I yet? I don’t know if you have ever prayed that before, but its scary because you don’t know what might become of that. I have been praying that for at least two weeks with nothing but silence to follow the question…surely there is something!!!!

Then Jesus said to this young man, “Go and sell that thou hast” and this young man went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

The lesson from the Holy Ghost to Becky Corbett was YOU ARE THIS YOUNG MAN. You have lived the gospel your whole life and have been obedient. Now you are needing to sacrifice some things ie. my house that I love with all my heart, moving away from my children and my life as I now it. You are struggling to let go of something that are Gods from the beginning anyway. (Doctrine and Covenants 104:14-15)

14. I, the Lord, stretched out the heavens, and built the earth, my very handiwork; and all things therein are mine.

15 And it is my purpose to provide for my saints, for all things are mine.

You have only been the steward and now you need to give it back. You aren’t willingly giving it up. Then came more lesson, once you have been obedient and have willingly sacrificed, you consecrate , dedicate it to the Lord. Can you do that Becky?

I knew that the Savior was aware of me in that moment and was teaching me in the sweetest and most loving way…My answer was and is, “Yes Lord, I will be obedient and sacrifice all that I have and give it to thee”. Whatever that looks like, I am all in.

I can’t pretend that there won’t be moments of doubt and questions, but I have this experience to keep going over to remind me that I can do hard things.