Friday, October 26, 2007

Laugh 'til you cry

This is a long video - but I PROMISE it is soo worth it! My kids still laugh like him and it's been almost a year since we first watched it. I'm glad I remembered it so I can share it with you. I still laugh until I cry every time I watch it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

BFF Award

Heather has given me the Blog Friend Forever award! Thanks so much! I love her blog, she's so personable that I feel like she lives right next door. And really, she'd fit right in - she has taken up fencing, and we already have neighbors that stand out in their front yard swinging their sword collection at each other! (Sometimes in fun, sometimes their screaming and yelling and really fighting) Shouldn't be too much longer and someone who's into jousting will move in across the street! LOL Back to the topic at hand; I want to pass this award on to:

Thursday, October 18, 2007


This is soo right on with how I am! This is the first one of these here thingys that actually worked! I know, I'm easily amused, but hey, you like me. LOL

What Your Hands Say About You

You are logical, analytical, and rational. You have good verbal skills.

Bold and daring, you're not afraid to change your life if you think it needs an overhaul.

Consistent and reliable, you like to count on structure and routine in your life.

Your emotions tend to be nervous and potent. Your energy - both positive and negative - deeply impacts your life.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Another Tea Party

We had another little party today! We drink tea every day, so to make our parties special - we usually drink something else in our tea cups. Today we had French Vanilla Coffee and donuts. I've had the recipe for the coffee for a long time but I can't remember where I got it from.

French Vanilla Coffee Mix
1/3 c sugar
1/3 c instant coffee
1 c instant milk powder
1/2 c powdered milk creamer
1/4 c French Vanilla instant pudding
To prepare, combine 1/4 cup coffee mix with 3/4 cup boiling water. Enjoy!

I'm thinking about making this and some homemade hot cocoa mix and giving it out with Christmas cookies as gifts this year. What do you think?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I usually do laundry on Mondays and Fridays, and I usually have about 4 loads, well we went through some clothes we were saving from Jodi for Megan, and they finally fit her!! She feels like we've won the lottery and bought her a whole new winter wardrobe! I feel exhausted because my normal 4 loads of laundry turned into 9! At least the child has clothes that fit her though! Her ankles will be covered! This winter anyways! LOL

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Toffee Bars

Today, Megan made us some toffee bars. We took pictures during the process to post the recipe BUT I didn't care for it! The end result was delicious, but it was a pain to make! The kitchen was even full of black smoke at one point! Then when we went to break them apart, the waxed paper stuck to them terribly. I will post one pic anyways (just because she is such a cutie!):
She has started her own blog too, check it out HERE!

Crazy 8 Meme

Heather tagged me for this meme - I'll have to come back and finish it later. I don't know why, but these things are always so hard for me to do.
8 things I am passionate about:
Homeschooling our children
Getting the family to church EVERY Sunday morning.
Creating a love of reading in the kids
Being a good wife
Being a good mom
8 things I want to do before I die:
Move to Amish Country
Be debt free! (pretty close now!)
See my children accomplish their goals
Play with my grandbabies
Make a difference
Lose weight
8 things I say often:
LEVI! (our dog)
Bless you (Ryan has the sneezies)
What did I tell you the last time you asked?
Go ask your Dad
Are you serious?
Somebody needs to take the dog out!
Are your chores done?
Knock It Off!
8 books I have recently read:
The Covenant
The Betrayal

The Sacrifice

The Prodigal
The Revelation
The Preacher's Daughter
I Kissed Dating Goodbye
The Children's Story Bible
8 songs I could listen to over and over
I Still Believe
Worthy of My Praise

Beautiful One
Wonderful Maker
8 things that attract me to my best friends:
Their faith
Humor Similar interests
8 things I have learned in the past year:
My house does NOT have to be spotless at all times
It's ok for my kids to act like kids
How to start a blog
Things always happen for a reason
I am human
People I'll tag for this meme:

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Book Giveaway

This looks like it's going to be an excellent book! Head over to Crystal's blog to register to win one of 10 copies!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Friday, October 5, 2007

Time To Make The Donuts

We decided to have our first Tea today(see previous post), thinking Fridays may be a little more relaxed. We made donuts and had orange juice, and Jodi read "The Rainbow Fish." Here's some pictures:

And because I know you're DYING to know -
Homemade Donuts~ canned biscuits
~ icing
~ oil
We used an apple corer to cut the center out of each biscuit. Deep fry in the oil until golden brown on both sides. Decorate and enjoy!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Tea on Tuesdays

Beginning next Tuesday we are joining Lori and her girls for Tea on Tuesdays. Megan LOVES tea parties and is so excited that we are going to be incorporating it into school. You should sign up too and let's see how big of a tea party we can have!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Ryan just had to have his own blog. He wanted me to post a link to it in hopes you might stop by and say "Hi" Here's the link.

Mac & Cheese Casserole

Nicole asked how I make this, it is so simple and easy that I'm almost embarrassed. Just cook your favorite mac & cheese, put meat (diced ham, cut up smoked sausage, whatever you like) and chopped broccoli in the pot while boiling the macaroni. Drain and mix in the cheese. Place in baking dish, cover with crumbled plain potato chips. Place in oven for 10-15 minutes. How's that for simple?

Monday, October 1, 2007


Just a little FYI...I had blogged quite a bit last night. So much so, that this is the first of 8 new posts! Didn't want ya to miss out on anything.