Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gougeres und Kinder

Here's my french food for the week! I made some Gougeres which is a french cheese ball or pastry. They are so yummy! You should try them as an appetizer for a party. I liked the rugged look although the recipe instructs you to make balls which is the traditional look.
*preheat oven to 425 degrees*
Combine 1 cup water, 4 Tablespoons butter, and 1/2 tsp. of salt in medium saucepan; turn the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Cook, Stirring, until the butter melts, just a minute or two longer. Take off heat. Add 1 1/2 cups a flour all at once to this mixture, stirring constantly until the dough holds together in a ball. 5 minutes or less.
Add your 2 eggs one at a time, beating hard after each addition. (can use electric mixer) Stir in cheeses: 1 cup of either grated Emmenthal, Gruyere, Cantal, or Cheddar and then 1 cup of Grated Parmesan or other hard cheese. (2 cups of cheese total)
Grease baking sheet!
Drop by teaspoonfuls ( can make perfect balls) on baking sheet and bake until light brown, 10-15 min.

Happy's really easy, I promise!!

Everyone is happy when we have two of something. As you see here, they both have cars shoes and they are very happy while watching cartoons and eating eggs and toast.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

You da man!

A little modeling session! He got sunglasses as a treat for sitting still while we cut his hair :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

A day out

During our Spring Break, we were privileged to have a day all to ourselves courtesy of our good friends here who took the boys for an all day adventure.

It was so much fun to explore our city a little more and enjoy the place where we live. We went to the palaces and ate at a cafe.

We finally got a paddle boat and went out on the Donau (Danube) River. It was lovely

It was such a refreshing day for us as a couple and we are so thankful for that time away! As we sat down for dinner we couldn't help but think about the first few excursions we had around the city when we arrived. We didn't really appreciate the wonderful food and atmosphere this city has. This lovely place has grown on us so much so that saurkraut, bread dumplings and schweinsbraten (pork roast) sounds like a heavenly meal :)

We'll be leaving Vienna soon for the summer and would ask for your prayers as we prepare for our trip home. We arrive in the US on May 12th and get to MS on the 18th.

God is a good God and we are so thankful for where He has placed us and what He is doing in the ministry here at our school.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Derek Webb Owns!

Mollie and I have been listening to Derek Webb while we cook in the evenings. I know this is a few years old, but I was struck again by how amazing the lyrics are. The last verse is without a doubt my favorite. What a beautiful picture of the gospel. Come to Jesus as we are, He has done the work on the cross through the breaking of His body and shedding of His blood.

I think the last line is the best (although whoever made the video I think missed the point). I think of John 4 where Jesus says "Whoever drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water that I will give him will never thirst." I freaking love that. God makes a way through Jesus for us to be reunited with Him in fellowship and that satisfies the deepest longings of our hearts.

Saturday, April 11, 2009