Each member of our family is so different, like individual components of a symphony. But, like a symphony, each part is important to the overall structure and sound of the piece. We all work together to make a beautiful sound...our family. Just as the Lord knit us together in the womb, He is now knitting us together as a family, for His glory, outside the womb.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Splash Park

A couple of weeks ago, the kids and I went on a short (Aria doesn't let us stay out too long) morning outing to a fun splash park in Loveland.
We met Stephanie, the kids' Sunday School teacher, there. She is super sweet and well prepared, she brought goldfish for the kids to snack on.
Cadence and Finn were a little aprehensive of all the water gadgets at first, but then they warmed up.
There was also a little playground under an awning that was fun. Cadence really like spinning in these little pods that were like the Tilt a World at an amusement park. I would have been sick, but she liked it.
Finn followed Cadence wherever she went and really liked the goldfish, he must have been hungry.

Recipe Highlight:
Zucchini and Rice Casserole


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 pounds zucchini
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Bring water to boil, add rice. When water returns to a boil, reduce temperature to a low. Cover rice and cook until rice is tender.
  2. Preheat oven's broiler. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. Cut ends from zucchini and steam until tender. Reserve 2 zucchini for garnish, then dice remaining zucchini.
  4. Combine butter and oil in a Dutch oven and heat until butter is melted. Add rice and diced zucchini, then saute until golden, stirring frequently. Stir in the cheeses until melted and add salt and pepper to taste. Let cool slightly, then stir in eggs quickly. Pour into a prepared baking dish and sprinkle generously with bread crumbs.
  5. Slice reserved zucchini and arrange around the diced mixture. Drizzle melted butter over top.
  6. Broil about 6 inches from the source of heat until lightly browned and bubbly.

1 comment:

  1. VERY fun! The kids look like they are having a wonderful time! The recipe sounds divine!