Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A year of "firsts" and banana cookies :)

So it has been just over a year since my mom passed away from her fight with melanoma. We got through all of the "firsts" with out her (first christmas, birthdays, etc.) and are continuing to heal. For the most part I have healed and loved and moved on and squeezed my boys for her. But occasionally I still miss her, have a little cry in rememberance (esp. after losing the baby and my Aunt Bev to melanoma a couple weeks ago), those times when I "just want my mommy"! :) God is so faithful and loving through it all and I am constantly comforted by His love and strength. We are so hopeful for the coming year and pray for God's guidance through it all! So excited for our move to DC and all that it entails. New beginnings, new hope, new joy...

Anyway, I had some ripe bananas getting pleasantly brown on the counter and I remembered the most delicious recipe for cookies that I would make for my mom when she was on the Gerson diet fighting the cancer.

(Gerson) Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

In a mixing bowl smash 2 ripe bananas
then add:
1/2 cup Organic Raisins
1 cup Organic Apple juice
1 cup Organic Apple sauce
2 Tbsp honey
2 1/2 cup Raw oats (blended in processer into a powder/flour)

Mix and drop by spoonfuls into glass baking sheet. Bake at 350* for 15 minutes or until bottom is slightly brown.

(This is a "soft" cookie and will have a nice chewyness)

Thank you to Mike Brockery at sMelanoma, caner stinks! for making this and all of these Gerson approved recipes available! Keep up the fight!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

So good to be back!

Oh how I have missed you! Like a little vacation from home and the first nights sleep in your own bed. *sigh* feels so nice!

Well, (as I settle in) where shall I begin?
Our crazy summer of visiting the midwest (& Sugarland!), Glacier and the in-laws and searing marshmallow pokers in eyes (thank you again Lord for your protection!), the fair, "D" girls visiting for two weeks, Downpour Festival (where it really did pour on us!), now today is the first day of school and we still have my hilarious nephews visiting in a couple days!

Hmm, maybe I'll start with our prayers being answered by our news of moving to Washington, DC!!! We are SO excited! Can I get another !!! :)
So the move, and all it entails research-wise, has finally made it a necessity to have a reliable *ahem* and working laptop! And my husband prefers to have a wife that is not informationally challenged. Either way... Here I am! Back! Blogging! *another sigh* :)

So we are hoping that we will hear soon Jesse's official report date because we pretty are at a standstill until we get that. Once we have it, many things can happen-
-we can put our house on the market
-we can go on a 10 day, house hunting trip (sans two oldest children), with all expenses paid by uncle Sam!
-we can make official plans for holidays, packing (weather-wise), donating, planning, lists (oh how I love lists), donating more...
Do you feel my excited energy? It's coming through.

Any way, just wanted to share our happy news and let you know I'M BAAA-AAACK! :O