Friday, July 30, 2010

The following questions were taken from a 'place mat' at a McDonald's:

"Why don't we say onety-one for the number 11?"
"Is a zebra black with white stripes or white with black stripes?"
"If we evolved from apes, why are there still apes?"

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I finally was allowed the privilege to post something on this blog that I bequeathed to my family. I recently wrote the following for a class that I just took. It's not perfect, and like all writing, needs some revision, but .... here it is. It is was it is! ~ Daryl

"I am from"
I am from the pre-historic dark ages with no i-pods, i-pads, i-phones, or 'I'-gadgets.

I am from rotary telephones but no internet, gas stoves but no microwaves.

I am from Tinker Toys, Tyco racetracks, Big Wheels, and Geronimo Indian toys.

I am from an ill-advised time of living within your means, paying your bills, and not anticipating a bail out.

I am from twisted parents who said, "This hurts me more than it does you," disciplining me in love never anger.

I am from parents who brain-washed me into thinking honesty, integrity, self-control, kindness, and respecting others are important character traits to live by.

I am from a mother who was quiet, yet strong, until she began talking with siblings; then she was like New York City at rush hour.

I am from a mis-guided father who instructed me that Pepsi was the one and only soda and drinking Coke was a sin.

I am from parents who believed missing church was breaking the 11th commandment, like bees to honey, so to were we with church.

I am from a family whose motto is: loving, caring, helping, praying, and worshiping.


Monday, July 19, 2010

"We have this Moment,Today!"
"We have this moment to hold in our hands
And to touch as it slips through our fingers like sand.
Yesterday's gone and tomorrow may never come,
But we have this moment today." ~by Bill Gaither

This song always makes me think how fast time flies! God has blessed our family with treasures on loan from Him! Are we doing our best? Are we coming before God's throne often, begging God to give us the wisdom He has promised? Are we loving them enough, praying for their souls salvation? Can They See Jesus in Us?! Our heart's cry is that our entire family make Heaven. That they learn to LOVE to follow after God and His way of heart holiness! If you have room to add us to your prayer list, we'd love that! We want to be all that makes Jesus Smile!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

World's Easiest Cake - Racetrack style per request!

This was Bryan's request, that I make a Racetrack Cake for him this year. As I knew that we would be celebrating early in TN with relatives, I wasn't sure how to make it all happen. I found the Cake Idea on Tasteofhome website (I think)... however I tweaked the recipe a bit to fit our needs and made a Racetrack out of the topping. This is an IceCream Sandwich Cake... SO EASY! Then I used the Hot Fudge Topping to make the track... crushed up Heath bars (a favorite of mine) as the "gravel" and added the cars that were also one of his gifts from family. He was ONE happy Kid!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Look who's 40! The Lord has been sooooo good to me. I've so many blessings to count! He placed me in a Holiness family that loves God and trained me to do the same! God sent me the most wonderful, caring husband 20 years ago, and has blessed our Union with 4 wonderful children! Blessed beyond measure... not depressed at all to be 40... just thankful for the very rich life that God has given me!
First Ever Hausman Reunion! What a blessing this was to us all! This is the place that we rented for a week! Perfect setting for those who LOVE the Mountains as we do. Just close enough to the Mtns to make you feel ever-so-close to God as you had your quiet time on the back porch. And yet just close enough to the city for fun and shopping and of course Go-Cart riding! :) How thankful we are to the Lord for giving us a great time together there!
This is the entire Hausman Crew! We spent time hiking together, Go Carting, Celebrated LOTS of birthdays, Shopping, Horse Back Riding, Fishing, cooking, & eating (of course... who has a reunion without WAY-TOO-MUCH Food?!) What a memorial week! Dad and Mom look what you all started! We love you all and would do it again... well after we've saved up for a few years again! :)
Our Graduates!!!
Brittany finished the 8th Grade and Bryan finished Kindergarten!
Up close and personal! A side of our kids that you all rarely ever get to see. I may be a "grounded Momma for this" but it will be worth it! :)

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Dear Great Grandma Bryan,
Happy 103rd birthday! Thank you for all your prayers and the godly example you are to us all.
Love ,
The Hausmans~

Picture to come.