Jim and I got to go on a date night last night and had a great time talking through things and just spending time together. Today, we had Jim's chaplain assistant, Andrea, and her son over for lunch. We are enjoying these precious times together!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. almond extract
½ c. confectioner’s sugar
½ c. slivered almonds, chopped finely
2 (8oz) cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 egg white
1 tsp. water
½ c. confectioner’s sugar
4 tsp. milk
½ tsp. almond extract
In small bowl, beat cream cheese, almond extract, and sugar till fluffy. Fold half of chopped almonds into the cream cheese mixture. Separate 1 can of dough and assemble into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. Press or roll each piece of dough to form 7X4 inch rectangle, spread each with 2 Tbsp. cream cheese filling to within ¼ inch of edges. Starting at short end, roll each rectangle tightly into a cylinder. Repeat with other can of dough and remaining filling. Place on plate, cover with plastic, chill till firm (30 min.). Preheat oven to 350* Remove from fridge, cut rolls into 4 slices. Place ½ inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. In small bowl, combine egg white and 1 tsp. water. Brush over swirls and sprinkle with remaining chopped almonds. Bake 18-20 minutes until light brown. While swirls bake, combine glaze ingred. in small bowl. Cool swirls for 3 min. on wire racks placed over wax paper. Drizzle icing over warm swirls.
I know that Jim wouldn't want me to praise him like this, but I really am so proud of what he does and how the Lord is using him. He has been amazing at staying available for the troops, sacrificing so that he can be available and minister to where they are. He has recently been able to pray over soldiers and families as they say farewell and deploy. I am so proud of how he cares for others in the midst of facing it himself.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
One of Jim and my favorite things to do together is go hiking. We've had some great talks and some great times together. Today was one of those days. Margo spent a day with one of her friends and Jim, Carolina, and I got to spend the day at Dunbar Caves that has a trail around some wooded areas. It's getting down to the last days together before Jim deploys and I'm enjoying every moment we can get together!
|A faint rainbow above the tree line on our way to Dunbar Caves|
|On our way to a hike!|
|Jim's favorite duck :)|
We got to visit Margo's friend, Ben's, karate class this morning. Margo loved watching Ben and spending a little time afterward playing together! We get some funds for Margo to do activities on and off post and are looking into some fun activities Margo can do while Jim is away. It may not be too long before you see her in a white belt. :)
Friday, August 24, 2012
Margo went on a "Daddy date" about a week ago after she got a card from Miss Sallie Anne, our hairdresser and friend, with a Chick-fil-a gift card. Jim took this picture on his phone with some good CFA food and the card Sallie Anne sent with the front picture looking a lot like Allie - her sweet collie! We were missing her today when we went to get Margo's hair cut and didn't have her sweet little shop to go to...