I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine
I remember well the day we wed
We help to make each other all that we can be
We can find our strength and inspiration independently
The way we work together is what sets our love apart
So closely that we can’t tell where I end and where you start
Thank you dear, Karis
Above all, giving thanks to God, who brought us to faith in Christ, is forever faithful to us, forgives us when we sin, loves us when we aren’t so lovable, encourages us when it’s hard, remembers us when we forget him, leads when we’re lost and guides us through the sunshine and storms.
A special joy was meeting new friends. Ruthie and Vernon are life-long friends of Judy and John, and just as I expected, are a sweet and friendly couple.
1 1/4 cups brown Sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4-1/2 white Karo
3/4 – 1 cup water
Bring to a full boil; simmer 5 minutes. Cool 1 hour
1 1/4 lb. peanut butter
3/4 – 1 cup King syrup*
1/2 cup Marshmallow cream
1/4 cup soft butter
Did you know:
The Amish make their homes in rural areas in twenty-two U.S. states and Ontario, Canada. The states with the largest Amish populations are Ohio and Pennsylvania. The oldest Amish community (and the one most familiar to non-Amish) is made up of about 16,000 people living around Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Amish living there are primarily Pennsylvania Dutch (people of German descent), but not all Pennsylvania Dutch are Amish.
Deutsch is the German-language word for German, so the name Pennsylvania Dutch comes from “Pennsylvania Deutsch.” The food of Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish are similar, due to their common German heritage. (source)
I really love the recipe shared by Suzanne but was curious, so I searched a little and found a few other recipes. I haven’t tried any of them but found it interesting to compare recipes. Here are some links if you want to have a look:
2 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
7-oz jar marshmallow Fluff
12 Tbs butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp cherry flavored gelatin
1/2-3/4 cup dried cherries, cut into smaller pieces
10-oz dark chocolate, melted
In large saucepan, melt butter, sugar, cream and pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, add cherry gelatin. Cook for 5 minutes; remove from heat.
In bowl, combine white chocolate and marshmallow cream. Pour hot mixture over this and stir with a wooden spoon or whisk until smooth and creamy and all chocolate is melted. Fold in dried cherries.
Pour into parchment paper lined 9-inch square pan. Pour melted dark chocolate over cherry fudge and gently spread over fudge. Refrigerate until cool and firm. Cut into squares.
But, even she didn’t know the gender of the precious baby soon to join their family.
She sent me these photos of the reveal…
my adorable Jamie… just a little… hesitant… to tell us… she is… expecting… again… baby number… seven… and this time she isn’t having twin sister, Jill share the news for her… so, she… casually… mentions it… during a text conversation about nothing in particular…
how to shave…
* and between them, they have given us 9 precious grandchildren *