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Father’s Day, Coconut cake, and sweetened condensed milk

Don’t waste your money on sweetened condensed milk.  You can easily make your own.  I just made some for a coconut cake that I am making for hubby for Father’s Day! Easy Coconut Cream Cake (very good and very moist!) 1 box white cake mix (I used coconut oil when adding oil to the mix) 1 can sweetened cond. Milk 1 can cream of coconut 1 bag coconut flakes ( I did not use whole bag of coconut.  Use at your own discretion.) 1 large container of cool whip (opt.) conf. sugar -Bake cake, adding ½ bag of coconut flakes. Let cool completely. -Punch holes with handle of wooden spoon along cake about ½ inch apart -Mix can of cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk and pour evenly over the top of the cake. -In same bowl mix entire container of cool whip and rest of coconut flakes. Can also add in confectioners sugar if desired. (better this way in my opinion, it makes a much yummier frosting.) -Spread evenly over cake. Refrigerate immediately. How to make sweetened condensed milk: 1 c

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More of Just the Fam

 Below are a few new pics of some of the family.  You can view more pictures here . The kids had a good time swimming in the pool on memorial Day May 2011 You can see our little miracle grand baby, Caleb, now three months and very healthy.  Addie had fun being a flower girl recently and showing off her hair do. Mel and I had a good time in the mountains again June 2011

Acts of Kindness–Do they transform lives?

A friend of mine recently shared some blessings that he experienced.  Here is what he says: On two different occasions this Memorial Day weekend, God used stranger to bless my family and I in ways that can only be described as uncommon. On the way home from church Sunday, my wife suggested that we stop by and get a menu from a restaurant we had never eaten at before.  As we pulled into the restaurant parking lot, we decided to go ahead and get something to eat.  After placing our order, the children and I went for a walk around the parking lot while we waited. On the way back to pick up our order, a lady I had never seen before walked up to me and asked if I was a minister.  I told her no, but I was the Director of the Pregnancy Resource Center .  She said, “The Lord told me to help you pay for your supper”  then she handed me seventeen dollars.  Emily and I were amazed! Then Monday, after a long hot afternoon of work, I had one project left on my list to complete.  I wanted to fin