Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! 

We spent memorial day weekend with family out of town and got back around noon today 
(Which is why this post is SO LATE ;P Sorry) 


I thought I'd get a few pictures at the cemetery for a Memorial Day post
 (there was a cemetery right at the end of their road!) 

It was so sweet and sad.....Yesterday I was taking pictures at the cemetery and saw this elderly woman sitting on a a gravestone in front of a loved one's grave. So sad.......And sweet...  

I hope you are having a great memorial day weekend! 

Well I'll talk to Y'all later this week (Or in the comments! lol) 

 Wholesome Joy

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Thou Hast Lacked Nothing..... Deuteronomy 2:7

Here is a verse that really stuck out to me in my Bible reading today! 


For the Lord thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand:

He knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness:

Those forty years the Lord thy God hath been with thee;

Thou hast lacking nothing. 

Dueteronomy 2:7


Wholesome Joy


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Friday, May 15, 2015

All The Weird Things I Eat For Breakfast! =)

Well...I guess that's one of my quirks! =) I'll eat just about anything I would normally eat, for breakfast! =D  (One good the thing about having a big family is there are lots of leftovers! =)

Stuffing (Dressing) Ham, and Mashed Potato's......

Pizza (Hot or Cold) =) 

Cake =D

Manicotti, Spaghetti, lasagna and everything else Italian!  

Enchilada's! (My FAVORITE!)

More pizza!


Mac and Cheese..

Chips and salsa.

Sorry for a weird post! lol =) 

Wholesome Joy

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

My Week In Pictures #3!

Hi Everyone! Sorry about the brief blogging break! ;) Busy week! 
First off I want to say that I am super proud of my Dad! Last Saturday (Not yesterday but the weekend before) He ran a 5K race and finished in 30 min. and 51 Sec.! Way to go Dad (This was also his first 5K ever) 

This man in the wheelchair was in the 5K and finished in the first half of people! Wow!  

Our pink Azalea bush.....

Some awesome looking train tracks!

The sky on the way to my Dad's race...... (It rained)

A pair of bunnies that are building a nest behind our fence.........

Shoes at Dad's race...... ;)

purple Iris in bloom.........

The other bunny! (Notice his mouth is full of pine needles)

Peonies in the garden.......


Thanks for walking through another week with me!


~Wholesome Joy~


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Monday, May 4, 2015

Mexican Mashed Potato Casserole

This is one of the "quick" meal I came up with recently! 
(The family loved it so I thought I would share it here!=) 

I use two greased 9x13" pans (So if you want a smaller amount just cut the
 recipe in half and do one pan)

(hamburger goes first)

1. Pre-cooked hamburger
2. two cans green beans
3. two cans diced tomato's
4. two cans chili beans
5. two box's of mashed potato flakes

Then the green beans...

I tried to make the layers even.....

Diced tomato's next, I would recommend draining the tomato's first.
(I didn't do that the first time and in overflowed into the bottom of the oven ;( lol)

Then the chili beans.......

Start the mashed potato's at the same time as the casserole......

I put a tsp. of baking powder in my potato's to make the really fluffy.....

I added seasonings to the top from a Mom's homemade spice mix (It was in a grinder)

Spice Mix Ingredients
(Celtic salt, Pepper, Dill weed, Dill seed, Rosemary, Dried Onions, Dried Garlic, 
Red Pepper and Savory)

Bake it in the oven at 350 degree for 45 min. 


You might want to put a cookie sheet with sides under it the first few times until you know how much of each thing to use..

Wholesome Joy

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Friday, May 1, 2015

My Week in Pictures #2!

Hi Everyone! You all seemed to like the last My Week in Pictures  post that I thought I'd do another one! =) (Actually I just don't have another idea for a post so I'm copying the post idea from last week ;) 

Pink Dogwood blossoms!  

Another storm moving in! (I LOVE spring storms!)

A yummy casserole I made last week (Recipe post to come!)  

A little bunny I saw early one morning! <3

One night we had storms moving in and we tried to get pictures of the clouds coming over the moon (as you can see, it didn't work very well :( oh well) 

And last, more Dogwood!!! 

I hope you all are having a great weekend! 

Wholesome Joy

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