Saturday, January 01, 2011

Taste And See

Even though I have posted everyday (but one, when I was sick) over the last year, this is the first time I have typed on here in a while. I really enjoyed "A Year In Pictures" and just recently realized why I love taking pictures so much. For some reason, I don't really remember much from my childhood, don't really know why, but I don't. Most of my memories of are from pictures and I remember things from the pictures that I have seen and hear stories about. I guess that's why I take so many pictures of everything and why I love to take pictures.

But, this is a new year and while I enjoyed the past year and taking a picture EVERY DAY, I won't be continuing it in 2011. Looking back at "A Year In Pictures", Wow - we were very busy. That is something I already new had already resolved to not be that busy in 2011.

But....I didn't just want to stop the blog at all. I had several ideas swirling in my head on what to do. I continue things and do better when they have a theme and wanted to come up with a theme for our family blog.

This is what I have come up with:

For the next year, I hope to post a recipe at least once a week. It may be a old family recipe or a new one I found or something I have made up. I hope that the kids will join me in the kitchen on some days. Then, at the end of the year, I want to print them out and it will be a wonderful "cookbook" to give my kids.

I just finished reading Choosing to SEE by Mary Beth Chapman and in her book she tells of "seeing" God and His work all around us, no matter the situation. So, in thinking about the blog, Psalm 34:8 came to mind, Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him. So, I hope that in the coming year, as I am in the kitchen doing what I love for my family - COOKING - I can SEE that He is good and take refuge in Him. And then share that happiness on here and then pass it along to my kids one day.

I hope you enjoy the year to come and I pray that you will SEE Him each day.

1 comment:

Our Family said...

Happy New Year to the Sparks Family! I have loved all of the pics this year and am looking forward to many scrumptious recipes in 2011. A few suggestions... your breakfast casserole with crescent rolls and infamous chili .. to name a few. Love ya! Lana :)