Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Making Ornaments

Ike's Cursive

Ike's pennmanship has improved greatly this school year. He's doing so well and we are so proud of him.

Santa Dinner

Friday, November 25, 2011

Childhood Wonder

Noah climbed up to the table and rested his chin. He sat there for a long time just soaking in the magic of the snow globe and listening to it play music.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Baked Smores

I've been a bit of a Pinterest fan lately and made my menu this week from the site. These "baked smores" were fantastic. They would be quite excellent served with strong coffee next to a warm, cozy fire (with hot husband snuggled in next to you:) I'm just sayin'. . .

Friday, September 23, 2011

Football Whoopie Pies

Bill's thirty-first birthday is on Sunday so I'm just going to assume we'll be watching a little football:) So in the spirit of birthday fun and football games I've whipped up some whoopie pies with my mother-in-law's recipe.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Yesterday we baked some bread. While putting the dough in the oven to rise, I explained to Kate (age 3) that I was putting the dough to bed. It would grow while it was sleeping. We put a towel over it, and just before I closed the oven Kate blew it a good night kiss:)

Heroes and Homework

Ike turned seven and received a few superheroes for his birthday. It's hard to put them when it's time for homework.

Potato Harvest

The potato harvest over our back fence has provided lots of entertainment for the kids this year:)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


For a long while blogger has not let me sign in to make posts. Guess it was my computer:)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ike's Easter Banner

Isaac and I made a banner for Easter. We have to get really creative around here when it comes time to practice spelling words. This guy just doesn't seem interested in the whole spelling test idea. Each time he spelled a word right, we tied an egg on the banner. Now I have to figure out something for this weeks spelling test. I'm thinking something having to do with super heroes ought to do the trick:)

Sweater for Noah

So I am pretty sure that I messed up joining the ribbing with the tan portion, but there is NO way I'm backtracking! I'll just connect the front ribbing the same way! Now I'm on the neck portion and cannot figure it out! Apparently I need to get "spare needles" because this pattern keeps asking for me to put stitches on the spare sets. Being the rookie that I am, I don't have any such thing! Back to the store I must go!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Our Crazy Little Life

Germs and sickness have hit our little family hard this year. January brought a nasty feverish flu which revealed itself while we were driving back from California. Illness on car rides is a treat. February brought a cough so hard that stomach juice seemed to be spewing out with each cough. March brought another flu which I am happy to report all three children came out alive and well -- we did, however, lose a few pillows to the virus. April has brought the hives to me and distorted my face for a few days. Think Will Smith in Hitch. That was me. Yikes. Good thing those marriage vows include "for better or for worse." I did remind my husband of those vows. He, of course, rolled his eyes at me for the reminder and being the wonderful Love that he is, continued scratching my arms and legs while I rubbed my eyes and ears. One simply doesn't have enough hands to manage all the scratching necessary to survive the hives.

  • My sisters kids managed to pick up our flu virus while visiting from Nevada and sent us spinning through another round of bodily fluid eruptions and such sad little faces.

  • We are SO thankful for our wonderful carpet cleaner who cleaned out EVERY nasty spot! And thanks to my Mom for ordering us a fresh bottle of thieves. We've been out since last year when Kate dumped the whole bottle on Isaac's treasure chest. His room smelled of cinnamon and cloves for a very long time:)

  • This blog is being ridiculous and not letting me space out my paragraphs -- hence the bullets:)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Baby Carson

If your prayin' knees aren't lazy, please take a little time to send up a prayer for baby Carson! He's due to arrive into the world in a few weeks and the doctors have reasons to be concerned. If your prayin' knees are out of use, I know his Mama and Dad would be pleased if you put them back in use:)