Sunday, April 10, 2011

Annie's Blessing

We did it! FINALLY! Mitch got to bless Annie! It was certainly short and sweet, but it was one of the most sincere and tender blessings I have ever attended. He did such a great job, and I know how nervous he was, so that adds to how impressed I am! It is customary, I guess, for the parents to bear their testimony after their baby is blessed. I was sitting there stewing over what I should say, when the words to this poem jumped into my mind.

THY WILL By: Lynnette Brinkerhoff

A strange sort of people,

us mortals, we are.

We pray to thee father,

then we wish on a star?

We beg thee for rain Lord,

Oh, and please fix the truck.

Then we whine and complain,

as we drive through the muck.

Please bless our loved ones,

and those who are sick.

Too bad. I'm too busy.


Thanks for the kids lord,

we love them, we do!

WHAT? another one?

What's wrong with you??

God has the plan folks,

and we DON'T know best!

So open your ears,

and give that mouth a rest!

Yes, you were right lord,

you knew all along.

Thank goodness, at least

I'll admit when I'm wrong.

I am your servant lord,

show me the way.

What can I do,

for another today?

I borrowed a pen from my mother in law and jotted it down. I figured it exactly what I was feeling, so it qualified as a testimony. =)

We had a little luncheon after Sacrament meeting, and I wanted to share a couple of recipes that I made for it.


1 pkg (3 stocks?) of Romain hearts (chopped bite size)

1-2 chicken breasts (I prefer to grill mine) cubed

1/2 pkg deep fried wontons


1/2 C olive oil

4 TBSP vinegar (I usually use apple cider, or rice)

2 1/2 TBSP sugar

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp salt

toss everything together RIGHT before serving.


1pkg white cake mix

1 pkg coconut pudding mix

3/4 C milk

2 Eggs

1 C sour cream

1/3 C oil

Make sure to watch them closely in the oven, you want them barely done. Mine took 20 min.

Buttercream Frosting

1C butter

(don't soften it too much... 1/2 hour sitting on the counter is about right)

3C powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1-3 TBSP cream

(just enough to make spreadable)

Toast a little bit of coconut for a garnish


I put together a little slide show for all of you who couldn't make it. I was horrible at taking pictures, and alot of the wonderful family who was there is not included in the slide show, But I still love them, and I'm sorry I didn't get pictures of everyone. =(

Thank you to the ones that were there, in body and spirit! {get better JoDee... We love you!} I love all you guys, really, and I so appreciate your support... click HERE now to check out the slideshow.


Brandon, Andrea & Acacia Barney said...

What a gorgeous dress on a gorgeous baby! And a gorgeous Lynnette, of course!

Brittney said...

wow, this post is brimming with talent...

poetry, cooking, and a beautiful blessing dress made by you!

LOVE the poem. You're awesome.