Friday, September 9, 2011

And we're back...

Whew!  The last few months have been a whirlwind with everything going on in our life.  I am happy to say we have moved into our new house.  We are busy unpacking and learning our new city and trying to get some connections made.  It is always bittersweet to leave our dear friends behind.

I have so many pics to still share from the last few months but before we get to those let's check out this great giveaway!  Who wants to win a Nutrimill?  ME!!!  I love bread.  I love the way it makes the house smell delicious and I would love to make even better bread by grinding my own flour so it would be fresher than store bought.  If you want a chance to win then you'd better hurry over to Heavenly Homemakers and check out the details...(love that site by the way!)

Mmmm.... I can smell it and taste it now.  Besides, my new oven has the cutest little side oven that would be perfect to bake bread!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Now That's a Cookie!

 While checking out some of my favorite blogs I ran across this intriguing cookie recipe.  I have never made a chocolate chip cookie before that you had to let the dough chill for 24 hours before baking so we had to test this one out.  It also called for both cake and bread flour.  We patiently waited for the 24 hours to pass so we could start eating baking the cookies.  The directions said to place 3.5 ounce dough balls on the baking sheet.  Hmmm.... that seems like a lot but we were following directions.  I pulled out my handy scale that p&s Leah gave me a couple of years ago.  (Thanks again, Leah.  LOVE IT.) 

My word these are monster size.  So much for portion control.  I don't know why my pants are getting tight.  I only eat one cookie a day.  ;)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Spring Program

This year's spring program focused on we are all different but God loves us the same.  E's class did the 1-2-cha-cha-cha.  She was not happy that they all had to wear a mustache!  Too bad our talented seamstress cousins live so far away.  I'm sure you two could've whipped up a beautiful skirt for the girls to wear.  Despite the costume design, she did a great job singing.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mother's Day

We had a great day celebrating here.  DH made the best meal!  I think I ate a dozen grilled bacon wrapped peppers.  The kids played nicely and E even had a surprise gift for me.  She always tells me her gifts but this time she was able to keep it a secret all week.  She made my hair accessory with the help of the baby sitter.  I was envied by all at church!
Admit it - you know you want one too!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Track Meet

What a fun but chilly morning at the track meet. There were numerous events and the kids got to pick four to compete in.  E picked long jump, obstacle course, softball throw and chin ups.  She had a blast.  All the kids ran in the 50 yard dash.  I'm not sure how they picked the line up but E ended up running against two other boys.  She stayed with them until the end.  You go Girl!  I think her favorite part was the congratulation hand slap after each kid competed.

The obstacle course was lots of fun.  She had a great lead and then slowed down once she got to the last 3 sections.  All in all it was a great way to spend the morning.  The boys took a great nap when we got home!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Teacher Appreciation

Time to play catch up here.  I haven't crafted much due to my stuff being packed!  I think I may need to unpack it or at least move the boxes to the front of the gargage so I can have access to my things!  No offers on the house and we haven't found anything in our new area yet either so we wait. And wait... and wait some more.  I think the lesson I'm supposed to learn here is WAIT.  :)

Anyway, I did manage to make a little gift for E's teachers at the beggining of the month.  I found these cute survival cans from Our Best Bites.   We filled each of them with their favorite snacks and then personlized each with a monogram letter.

Sure cute and super simple and the best part was all I needed was paper.  The kids gladly ate the fruit for me and the rest was so relaxing.  I love making things.  There is such satisfaction and joy in being able to send a smile to another.  The inspiration post had ribbon tied to the pull tabs but, yes - you guess it, mine is packed.  I even went to the store here to buy some but this little town doesn't have much in craft supplies.  I guess that is easier on the budget.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy Birthday, Grumps!

I've tried numerous times to send this through email but can't figure it out.  The main reason this blog was set up was so I could easily share videos with loved ones so... enjoy Dad...

Hope your day was great in spite of the crazy weather!  We love you!!!

update: By the way, that is E's impression of a turtle stuck upside down at the end of the video.