Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Posted by Elaine at 2:30 PM
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Then, jumped in their pile of leaves.
(Then raked again! :) )
This is a picture of my three oldest boys' Thanksgiving Feast they prepared with food from the garden (that we still need to clean out). They were very excited to share it with me!
And here is Jesse playing football in the house.
Thankfully, nothing got broken this time. :)
I hope you have a great Sunday! Blessings to you all.
Posted by Elaine at 8:27 PM
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Here's a recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. I tried this recipe today for the first time... and everyone liked them!
2/3 c. butter
2/3 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 c. flour (up to half whole wheat)
2 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. peanuts ( I used chopped walnuts instead)
3/4 c. choc. chunks or chips
Combine butters. Add sugars, b. powder, b. soda. Beat until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased sheets. ( I slightly flattened each cookie before baking.)
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. (I checked them after 7 minutes.)
Posted by Elaine at 9:10 PM
This is what practice time sounds like around here! Usually they practice individually, but this time daddy was helping. :) They are doing a great job. It will be fun to hear their improvements and growth over the year.
Posted by Elaine at 6:15 PM
There is something very attractive about a grown, 6'4" man playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on a 1/4 size fiddle! His couple years of playing in elementary school are proving to be handy!
Posted by Elaine at 5:23 PM
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Halloween night turned out to be very hectic. BJ was in charge of the church carnival so that meant I was in charge of the kitchen for the night. We both had so much to do and did not get any pictures of all four boys. Yesterday, I dressed the boys up to get a few pics. My mother-in-law, Sally, made their costumes. They turned out so cute! The boys had so much fun running around our property pretending to shoot everything! I got a kick out of Jesse because he started posing. He'd say things like, "hey mom, take my picture by this tree pretending to shoot the Indians." Anyone who knows Jesse can imagine him saying that! It was a lot of fun capturing the boys playing.
Posted by Elaine at 8:30 PM
Today our goat, Snoofy, died. BJ and I were really sad to lose him. Tonight I cleaned out the fridge and BJ and I just sighed- the outdated leftovers always went to Snoofs. Snoofy was given to us two years ago from a friend of John's that had to move. He was pretty old when we got him, but had a nice personality. I remember driving home from Portland being so embarrassed because we had a bale of hay, a tarp made into a makeshift corner shelter, and a goat who kept hanging his head out the side of the trailer baaaa-ing. We got a lot of looks on that drive! (There is never a dull moment with my husband.) :) Anyway, I grew to love and appreciate Snoofy, except for the many times he got loose and BJ, of course, was never home, and then I would have to catch him and get him back in the field. And then there was the time he got loose and ate all three of my flowering kale I had just potted! Our boys are sad, but don't totally understand. Earlier in the week we told them we thought Snoofy might be dying and I said "what will we do with him when he dies." Jesse replied, "we could eat him." :) Hopefully someday we will own another goat as sweet as Snoofy.
Posted by Elaine at 8:17 PM