Sunday, October 24, 2010


How's your Sunday going? We had a good day in church. Really good music this morning paired with some good reminders from the Word, makes for a good day in church to me. How about you? Hear anything good, or not so good, maybe?

We're going to a pumpkin carving party this evening. I love fall. I wish the temp out was just a tad cooler, but it's okay. We will enjoy the fall festivities nevertheless. I'm headed to the store in just a minute to buy a couple of pumpkins and some food to add to the table. I'll be whipping up a batch of my, well one of my favorite dips, Texas Caviar. Have you tried it? Mercy, it will take you to a happy place! There are probably as many versions of this recipe as there are counties in Texas, but here is one I like to make.

1 15 oz can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 15 oz can black beans
1 15 oz can Southwest style corn
2 cloves garlic
handful chopped cilantro
2 T cooking/olive oil
2 T cider vinegar
1/4 t cracked black pepper
dash salt
Mix all together and chill overnight or several hours (or for as long a time period as you have.) Serve with chips or as a side dish, or just eat it straight out of the bowl, licking it when you're done.

I've tweeked it to fit our tastes, and that's the glorious thing about this dip. Put in it what you like.

I'm hoping to take some sweet pictures of the kiddos carving their pumpkins tonight. I forgot the camera or forgot to take it out of my bag when we carved last week.

Happy fall, y'all!


  1. Hi, I just found your blog today and have read about your joy and your grief in Emma. I do a lot of genealogy and decided to check one of my favorite public record sites to see if a memorial had been set up in the name of your daughter. It has and there are little remembrances that have been left there for you to one day find. The site is
    God bless your footsteps as you heal and remember Emma.

  2. Hope you had fun at the pumpkin carving! PS I know yall used to have a beach house in Galveston, but have yall rented anywhere since Ike? We want to rent a house for a week this next summer and wondered if you had any suggestions. WE LOVE the beach, but usually stay at Moody Gardens, The Galvez or The San Luis (we've never stayed a whole week). let me know.


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