Monday, October 19, 2009

H day

day 39
Tonight for dinner we will be having Ham, Hungarian green beans, Herb roasted potatoes and Holiday bread from Morocco. I am excited about our menu. It is all smelling yummy.
For our other meals today we did not remember to be H-ish. :)
We did some yard work today and some school work.
Some of us seemed to be having a hard time with it being Monday. At least he was very grumpy and fussy until naps. Oops, I said he. :)
We are listening to music again tonight.
I need to rake my yard because it is looking more orange then green.
The weather is still rather chilly.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I digress

And we got totally stuck.
tonight at dinner the topic of conversation began with talking about where we lived. The question then was, is that in America? yes, the USA.
This moved on to the US Army and what they do. Heidi said that pirates shoot cannons too. And, I admit I was the one to digress, I said, and forks. This began a debate on things which one could shoot. After they got over the shock that I said something so random!
"Candy! Yeah, that is the tip top, We can't get any better than that." ......Well, maybe there is something else floating around up there.
Pine cones!"
And on and on and ON. They did this back and forth for all of the rest of dinner. When they are talking they take a very long time with dinner. Nearly an hour.
Kids are awesome. Have fun and laugh.

Day 38
G day

Friday, October 16, 2009

Day 36 - E day

We've been pretty busy this week. both yesterday and today we had friends over for the afternoons.
I sewed some PJ pants for Molly today. They were super easy to do because I had a pattern out to cute them out then I found some of mine that I was going to get ride of and I ended up just cutting them down to fit Molly. They are a little wider leg than I wanted for her but oh well.
We had enchilada's tonight for supper for E day. They were good. the last time I tried to make them they were not so good.
We have a well out back of our house because this house was built before this area was part of the city. A few years ago the house was hooked up to city water but the well was left back there and the man we bought it from said that he used it for watering his grass. But, after we bought the house we found that the well did not work at all. Apparently we had left the water hydrant wide open after looking at it some time because this morning when I went out water was coming out full blast. And I sang praises to my God who gives gifts to His children.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


C day

Day 34Molly wore Clean Colorful Clothing for C day.
I wore Cream Colored Clothes for C day. Lars wore Colors.
Heidi wore a very Colorful Costume.
We did some Cleaning,
we ate Corned beef hash for breakfast.
We are about ready to go to ChurCh.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

B day

Day 33

Today has Been Basically Beautiful!
  • The kids tried to Blow Bubbles with their gum. Molly almost got it.
  • We wore Black, Brown, and Blue clothes.
  • We had BlueBerry Buckle for Breakfast.
  • I Baked Bread today.
  • We just had Burgers on Buns, Baked potatoes and Beans (green) for supper.
  • The kids also watched some Birds in the front yard.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


We have had a fun busy weekend.
On Friday night we went to the Army Soldier Show. It was very fun. I like watching my kids enjoy things. For a large part of the show Lars sat in his seat without hardly moving at all just watching watching. The show was a musical, dance skits kind of talent show sort of. I think if you searched it on you tube you would find some of their shows.
On Saturday our church had a cowboy themed fall party. We dressed up in clothes of that era and ate chili and put each other in jail and roasted marshmallows over a fire. Some people bobbed for apples and others carved pumpkins. They also had a pinata.
I was put in jail for visiting to much and Molly was sent to jail for being too blond. We had to sit in jail for five minutes and pay a 25 cent bail to get out.
Molly won the award for the nicest costume. ( when I explained to Heidi why Molly got the prize she wondered why she did not get one, Did not they like her clothes too?)
I hope to post pictures of the fall party sometime.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Day 29

This morning I went for a slow jog while my kids rode bikes. If it had been just the girls I would have had to run pretty fast. But since Lars still uses training wheels he slowed us down. We were going on an unpaved trail which made it even harder for him. It was a really pretty trail in the woods.
I am really excited about company for Thanksgiving!!
Heidi is still not feeling very well. I am praying that the rest of us will not get sick. And, that she will heal quickly.
We did some playing in the dirt this evening. I planted my clematis. I hope it like its new home. It really took me a long time to decide where I should put it. I think I will like it where it is. I might be too used to plants in pots that I can move to a new location any time I want a change of scenery.
The weather is funny around here. yesterday we had a warm wind that blew some hot air and we were very hot, Made me want to turn on the air conditioning again. Today, we woke up to rather chilly weather again and needed to wear sweatshirts when we were out.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Day 28

These are the girls in their new dresses. With their sweet little brother!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Day 27

We are now reading Homer Price out loud together. Today we read about how the doughnut machine kept on making doughnuts, It just kept dropping rings of dough into the hot oil and a gadget kept turning them over and another gadget kept rolling them down the chute.... Anyway, the more I read about doughnuts the hungrier I got for fresh doughnuts. By the end of the chapter I had decided I must make doughnuts today. I did, and they were good.
Today is rainy and gray again. must be autumn.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Day 25

Family and Friends
Music and Love,
Truly all these are gifts from above,
My heart is so full
I can't add up the sum,
Of all of these gifts,
And there's still heaven to come.

I often sing this song as I am working around my house. God has blessed me so much in this life. These lyrics say it so well. Praise God for sweet children and wonderful family and so many material gifts too.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Day 23

Yes, we are fine today too. I'm not going to take much time tonight for this.
The dresses are done and ready to wear to church on Sunday.
The kids played in the back yard most of the day. They were playing some sort of house while playing in the dirt.
night all.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A song I like

You know I like my chicken fried
Good friends on a Friday night

A pair of jeans that fit just right

And the radio up...

Well I was raised up beneath the shade of a Georgia pine
And that`s home you know
Sweet tea pecan pie and homemade wine
Where the peaches grow
And my house it`s not much to talk about
But it`s filled with love that`s grown in southern ground
And a little bit of chicken fried

Good Friends on a Friday night
A pair of jeans that fit just right
And the radio up
Well I`ve seen the sunrise
See the love in my 4husband`s eyes
Feel the touch of a precious child And know a mother`s love

And its funny how it`s the simple things in life that mean the most
Not where you live or what you drive or the price tag on your clothes
There`s no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I`ve come to know
So if you agree have a drink with me
Raise you glasses for a toast
To a little bit of chicken fried

Good friends on a Friday night
A pair of jeans that fit just right
And the radio up
Well I`ve seen the sunrise
See the love in my husbands`s eyes
Feel the touch of a precious child
And know a mother`s love

I thank God for my life
And for the stars and stripes
May freedom forever fly, let it ring.
Salute the ones who died
The ones that give their lives so we don`t have to sacrifice
All the things we love
Like our chicken fried

Good friends on a Friday night
A pair of jeans that fit just right
And the radio up
Well I`ve seen the sunrise
See the love in my husband`s eyes
Feel the touch of a precious child
And know a mother`s love

*these lyrics have been modified by me to fit my life style.

Day 22

Counting days is kind of odd for me. I never stick with it so mostly I just don't try.
Today was a pleasant day.
We are doing very well with our school. I'm not sure what else to say about that.
I am almost to the point where I will be able to post pictures of some girls in new dresses. :)
Oh, if you want to have a pineapple plant. Buy a fresh pineapple. Cut the top off with maybe a little more of the fruit with it than you normally would and stick that in some peet moss mixed with potting soil. Don't let it dry out and eventually, it will start to grow. One place I read about it said that the plant had to get six feet wide before it would produce fruit, or something like that.
I have been seeing blue Jays lately. I like them. I saw a Monarch today too. Made me wonder if it was on it's way to Mexico. I really want to make my back yard so that birds and butterflies would like to visit us.

Hamburger Buns

Mix and let rest 10 Min:
1 3/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar or 1/4 cup honey
3 Tablespoons yeast
1/2 Tablespoon salt
1-2 eggs, beaten
5-6 cups flour
knead 5-10 min. Shape into buns place on cookie sheet and brush tops with butter. let rise 10-15 min. Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 min.

I cut the sugar in half. This makes around 12 buns. I usually make a half batch for our family. they are so yummy fresh out of the oven with grilled hamburgers.