Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Today, I wanted to take a moment to tell you how thankful I am for all of you. I began this blog simply as a way to discipline myself to write more. As an artist I am constantly looking for new forms to express myself in a way that touches people. But a funny thing happened. I found that the more I wrote about my life, the more I enjoyed each day. Then, I was surprised and blessed to find that people actually wanted to read what I wrote. The icing on the cake was that you began to take time out of your very busy lives to comment both here and on facebook.

So thank you for joining me on this journey. Like every trip with me, there are bound to be some detours, bumps in the road and of course I will get lost a few times along the way. But as I have been taught by my Mother, that is the way you find the most interesting stuff. So sit back, buckle up and enjoy the ride!

Cheilon's Sweet Potato's (a family holiday tradition started by my sister's Mother-in-law, and now prepared by my children)

3 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup butter, melted

Combine first 7 ingredients, mix well and put into casserole dish. Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle over casserole. Bake at 350' for 35-40 min.


  1. Will you post a pic, so I know what it is supposed to look like?????? ;)

    Tanya Balam

  2. Sounds so good. I will put in my recipes.

  3. Personally, I dont even know you that well...just through some great friends-but I love reading your blog and hearing your stories! It's something women need...to know there is someone else going through and experiencing real-life things just like them. I also think it's important as women of God to share with our sisters! I really appreciate you and I will continue to read :) I am totally going to make those sweet potatoes and scones too!
    God Bless,
    Krystal Thorndike