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Saturday, May 21, 2016

MotherWalk, Blog Linkage, Pinterest Stuff (Verses for Anxiety) AND Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

Good Saturday morning!

RANDOMNESS #1 - First and foremost, The Chick is back in town...




And Tuck and I are very happy campers!

RANDOMNESS #2 - Our family attended MotherWalk this past Saturday. This was our fifth consecutive walk and Team Tootsie was 16 strong.


Roxie finished first in the 5K for her age category...


And Courtney finished second in the 5K for her age category.


Judith decided to skip the 5K and concentrate on bulking up for the Fun Run/Walk.


Zac and Mallie.


Judith and Uncle Austin.

Fun Runs are obviously "serious business" as far as Miss Judith is concerned.


Except for the time or two Pop or Uncle Austin scooped her up for a ride on their shoulders, Judith walked the Fun Run just fine, thank you very much!


This year, MotherWalk recognized the first, second and third place winners of each age category with a medal.


Courtney and Roxie were pretty excited...

As was Zac.


This was our group. The lady on the far left is one of my Mom's chemo nurses, and we welcomed her photobomb.

You may have noticed we were missing Stephanie and Josh.

Stephanie was attending a family baby shower, and Josh was working his new job.

They were both definitely there in spirit.

We ended the event with a big ol' family lunch at Cracker Barrel and declared our fifth MotherWalk a huge success!

RANDOMNESS #3 - I've included some pics from my great-nephew's first birthday party. Micah turned one, and the theme for his party was BASEBALL!






Can you believe Matthew is eight years-old?


Amber and the Birthday Boy.


Big sister, Mackenzie.


The curls...


They slay me!

Blog Linkage - Go to www.kellehampton.com and read her post "Splish, Splash, Arts & Crafts." Her daughter, Lainey turned 9 and there are some really good ideas if you have a child with a summer birthday.

After you go to the website, type the title of the post in the Search Box. It will take you where you want to go.

Pinterest Stuff

Verses for Anxiety

Since I am sufferer of the anxiety, I use these verses OFTEN!

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:25-34

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 1 John 4:18

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7

Facebook Stuff

The Chick loves waterfalls.

And she loves to hike to them.

Personally, I enjoy the occasional waterfall, too.

But I like the waterfalls you find at the end of a lovely, winding well-paved road...

That you drive The Big Gold Van upon...

Looking for said waterfall.

She and I have decided to agree to disagree on which method is best.

I found this list on Facebook of seven waterfalls in Alabama. I don't know if she will see them all this Summer, but she's going to give it a try.

And I am going to support her!

1. Moss Rock Preserve – Hoover, Alabama - Moss Rock Preserve is a beautiful 349-acre nature preserve filled with forest systems, rock outcroppings, several species of wildlife and picturesque waterfalls.

2. Noccalula Falls - Gadsden, Alabama - This breathtaking waterfall is the main feature of Noccalula Falls Park, and it cascades 90 feet over a Lookout Mountain ledge and into a lush ravine.

3. Little River Falls - Fort Payne, Alabama - Little River Falls is located within Little River Canyon National Preserve. The formation of Little River Canyon begins at this lovely 45-foot waterfall.

4. DeSoto Falls - Mentone, Alabama - DeSoto Falls is a magnificent 104-foot waterfall that's formed where the West Fork of the Little River plunges from a Lookout Mountain cliff. It's considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the South.

5. Piney Branch Falls - Marshall County, Alabama - Piney Branch Falls is an incredible waterfall located on the outskirts of Columbus City. It's important to mention that this waterfall is located on private property. The owners live on site, so be sure to ask permission before checking out the waterfall.

6. High Falls - Oak Grove, Alabama - High Falls, a majestic waterfall that's formed by Town Creek, is a hidden gem that's tucked away in a remote Sand Mountain hideaway. High Falls is 35 feet high, and at times it spans more than 300 feet across.

7. Turkey Creek Falls - Pinson, Alabama - Turkey Creek Falls is a fine example of the incredible scenery that can be found within Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, a 466-acre preserve that protects some of the most beautiful areas in the Southeast.

Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

You will need the following:

3 cans peaches in heavy syrup
1 package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a 13" x 9" baking dish, dump 2 cans of peaches and syrup. Drain the third can and add only the peaches to the baking dish.

3. Top peaches with dry cake mix, and spread it evenly across the entire surface of peaches.

4. Drizzle cake mix with butter.

5. Bake 55 minutes to 1 hour, or until top is deep golden brown and fruit is bubbly. Dust with powdered sugar or top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream before serving, if desired.

Variations - Prepare as recipe directs, except:

For PRALINE PECAN PEACH COBBLER DUMP CAKE, in a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup melted butter, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans. Sprinkle over butter before baking.

For RASPBERRY CREAM PEACH COBBLER DUMP CAKE, top with fresh raspberries and whipped cream before serving.

For SALTED CARAMEL PEACH COBBLER DUMP CAKE, top each portion with a drizzle of hot caramel sauce and a small pinch of coarse sea salt before serving.

For TOASTED ALMOND PEACH COBBLER DUMP CAKE, sprinkle 1/2 cup sliced almonds evenly over butter before baking.

Okay, Guys. Have a great weekend, and I'll be back very soon with a little of this and a lot of that!

Sincerely,

The Enchanting Belinda

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