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Apple Pie Lie

So a while back…like a couple of months ago…maybe more…my husband decided that we should bake an apple pie and take it down to our neighbour that doesn’t have a lot of food or a family to cook for.

It was a great idea, However, that week we just didn’t seem to have enough time to make a pie and he really didn’t want us to forget about it. So he went to the grocery store and bought one…took it out of the box and delivered it to her. I didn’t go for some reason.

Fast forward to last night. We were having small group in our home and hubby sees her just arriving home from work and tells her to come up for some pizza. She was very grateful as it was late and she hadn’t had supper yet.

She came up and met me in the kitchen and said that she was sorry that she didn’t have time to come and thank me for the pie. At first I completely forgot what she was talking about but then quickly told her not to worry about it… But that I was glad that she enjoyed it.

She then proceeded to tell me that was the best apple pie she had ever eaten. She goes on and on about the pie as I’m smiling and nodding…and then she hits me with this statement: “that was better than any store made pie. You did a really good job making it”

Meanwhile I’m watching her tell me this but see my hubby in the background smiling at me. I can’t believe he told her that I made the pie!!!! She’s going on and on about how all her friends had a piece and they just thought it was the best pie ever….better than any pie you could get in the store. I nod my head and tell her that I’m glad she liked it. Too stunned to tell her I didn’t bake it.

Fast forward to when the meeting is over and she’s leaving. I ask her if she would like some apples to take home with her as we have a huge bag of them. She said she would and then asked me if those were baking apples.

I told her no that they were just for Big E because he likes apples. She then compliments me on the pie again…over and over and then…..

Asks me for the recipe.


Please know that up until now I didn’t lie. I never told her that I made the pie…but I never told her I didn’t either.

At this point I really didn’t know what to do. So I told her that I didn’t have it on hand that I would have to look for it for her. She told me that was fine just to give it to her whenever I found it.

She left and do you know what happened next? Yup…my hubby got a stern talking to for telling her that I made the pie. He said he repeatedly told her I didn’t make it….but I’m not sure if I believe him. He was getting quite the chuckle out of the whole situation.

What about you? Have you ever been in a situation like this before? What happened?


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Throwback Thursday

This is a pic of our friend , Kirk, On my 28th birthday. He’s trying his first ever pickle.


He didn’t like it.

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The title is no lie.

Big E has learned to ride his bike (without training wheels) in one day!  Not even one day, he practiced last night for about an hour and then today for about thirty minutes and he has kissed his training wheels good bye!

How did we do it???

Well….my lovely, lovely, lovely friend, PINTEREST had helped with this one.

I was searching on Pinterest the other day and came across this blog post that somebody had pinned.


So first of all,  you take off the training wheels (obviously), then the pedals.  You put the seat down as low as it will go and then you have them walk and then push themselves.  Once they get going they pull their feet up and balance themselves.  A good idea is to put markers on the road to see if they can make it to the marker.  Then move that marker farther and farther away.

We decided to try it and I’m sure glad we did.

Watch for yourselves!



So proud of my little man.  Much thanks to thecraftingchicks.com and Pinterest for helping us out with this.

If you have kids who need a boost to do this, go try it with them!


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Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes there seems to be a fog so big and thick around you that you can’t see through it the matter how hard you try too.

In those times it’s hard to trust in God. Why? Maybe because we are human and our mind can’t see past the next 12 hours. I don’t know the answer to that but I’ve been in the fog many many times before and you know what? Eventually the Son comes out, breaks through the fog and finds me. He shines His brilliant, glorious light down on me and shows me a way through the fog. He reminds me that all I need to do is trust in Him. Just like the last time… He won’t let me fall. He will catch me. Sometimes life lessons are hard… Sometimes I skin my knees but He’s always right there beside me waiting for me to put my hand in His.

The future is unknown to me. I never know if I will have a full weeks pay to buy some groceries. I don’t know where I’ll be in a year or two. Will I still be in the same place? Will my friends still be my friends? Will I have an extra child as an addition to our family?

So many questions… So many unseen answers. So. Much. Fog.

But, just like before, He’s there… Waiting for me to grab a hold of His hand and walk with Him. I just need to trust.

Sometimes it’s just so hard… But I will do my best.


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Ok so this one isn’t so much as laughable.  It’s more of a “sigh!  I love this kid and he’s really getting it” type of moment!  🙂

We headed to our local Christian bookstore today because hubby wanted to buy a new devotional book for Little E.  The other devotional book that we had was getting a bit to young for him so we wanted something that he could grasp on to more.

(For the record, I hate picking out devotional books……I never know if they will be really good…and you tend to not see too many reviews on them from your friends.)

So, we found one.  Little E looked at it over and over and over and over and over again in the car ride home.  He was so excited (it had pictures that were of biblical things…not little kids and puppies).  While he was looking it over he came upon the picture where Jesus is on the cross dying and he was very concerned and asked a lot of questions.  We answered them…tell him that Jesus died on the cross and three days later he rose again.  (He pretty much knew this from church anyway…so really wasn’t new information).

After our devotion for today he wanted to go back to the picture of Jesus on the cross.  He was asking why there was two other people on the cross…and if they used handcuffs and the likes.  We gave him the answers and then hubby pointed to a lady at the bottom of the cross. He said “Little E do you know who this is?”

E said, “NO”

Hubby:  “That’s Jesus’ mother.  She’s sad because Jesus is dying.”

Little E says:  “Well she only has to be sad until Sunday and then she can be happy again.”

Melt. My. Heart.

So simple and yet so true.  Out of the mouths of babes.  I love it.


PS.  I apologize again.  I’m so addicted to crocheting I can’t stop….  🙂

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Ok…I’m back from vacation and I think I have myself almost back in the swing of things.  For those of you on songpop that are waiting for me…I apologize…eeek.  😦

For those of you who don’t know, hubby, Little E and myself went to Florida for a week’s vacation.  We had saved up, tried to spend wisely….and just had a great vacation.  One that we hadn’t had as a family (for that long) since Little E was born.  It was great…but I’ll update more on that later.

While we were at Animal Kingdom we went to the Lion King show.  We almost didn’t because we weren’t sure what Little E would think about a bunch of people dancing around and singing…but I’m glad we did.  We  had good seats…on the end and up front!  We could see everything and we were up close and personal.  Almost at the end of the show one of the dancers came over and asked Little E if he would like to help them with a game.

Hubby and I both held our breath…hoping and waiting that Little E would say yes…and he did!  He went down all by himself and this is what happened:

Yup…that’s our little boy who hates to leave us…cries when he goes to preschool…and just wants everybody with him all the time.  He went around that circle a few times and never looked back.  And you know what?

He loved it!

So glad we went.  🙂


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Sometimes you just have to forget about your limits and ENJOY LIFE!

Sometimes you just have to forget about your limits and ENJOY LIFE!

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