Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Sunset on 1/19/08

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A Homemaking Meme

I got this Meme from Dawn at By Sun and Candlelight.

Aprons – Y/N?
How about “occasionally.”

Baking – Favorite thing to bake:

Clothesline – Y/N?
No, we are not allowed to have one in our subdivision, and even if we were I am not sure I would want one.

Donuts – Have you ever made them?
Yes! When I was a teenager. I don’t think I have made them since.

Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day:
Feed Kids

Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?

Garbage Disposal – Y/N?
Yes, though I am sure yesterday that my husband was wishing we didn’t have one when he had to come home and unplug it.

Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?
I don’t know that I have one.

Ironing – Love it or hate it?
I dislike it immensely!

Junk drawer – Y/N? Where is it?
Yes, in the kitchen

Kitchen: Design & Decorating?
My theme in the kitchen is Amish and has been for about 14 years. I am ready for a change. I believe that when I change it will be to a Victorian Tea Cups and Teapots Theme.

Love: What is your favorite part of homemaking?

Mop - Y/N?
Yes, the kitchen, entryway, laundry room, and three bathrooms.

Nylons - Wash by hand or in the washing machine?
In the washing machine!

Oven - Do you use the window, or open the door to check?
I open the door to check unless my husband is around and then we look through the window!

Pizza - What do you put on yours?
If it is homemade I put on pizza sauce, mushrooms, sausage, pepperoni and Monterey Jack cheese.

Quiet - What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?

Recipe card box - Y/N?
Yes, plus recipes in many other places.

Style of house -
Two Story Home without a basement.

Tablecloths and napkins - Y/N?
I use tablecloths everyday. I use cloth napkins when we have company or family get togethers.

Under the kitchen sink - Organized or toxic wasteland?
Fairly organized.

Vacuum - How many times per week?
As needed.

Wash - How many loads of laundry do you do a week?
13 – 15 loads per week (I’ve done 10 so far this week.)

X's - Do you keep a daily list of things to do and cross them off?
More often than not or I forget things that should be done.

Yard - Who does what?
My husband does what gets done.

Zzz's - What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
Start the dishwasher, lock up, and turn off the lights.

If you would like to participate, please consider yourself tagged!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

National Holiness Association

We really enjoyed the two services we were able to be in this week at the National Holiness Association's indoor campmeeting held in Greenfield, IN. Here is a link to their website where you can download the audio files and listen to the singing and preaching from the past four evenings.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Snapshots of Four of the Kids

Trying out the camera without the flash by using natural lighting through the open door in the entryway. It was a mite chilly as it is only 25 degrees outside right now. Last year I took photos of the kids a month later than this doing a similar thing.





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Monday, January 14, 2008

Happy 7th Birthday, Alex!

Dear Son,
It is hard to believe that it has been seven years since you were born. You were the only one of the five that came early and you were the smallest weighing just 6 lbs. and 12 ounces. I went to the hospital on the 13th of January not long after all of your Dad's family left for their homes after having had a late Christmas with us. So needless to say our Christmas decorations didn't come down very early that year. I am very thankful to have such a sweet and sensitive boy. I hope you had a great birthday!



Alex waiting for his cake.

The cake - this is what he asked for this year rather than a bakery cake. It is a Caramel-Fudge Cake from Taste of Home. It is a cake we all enjoy.

Here he is with his cake.

Alex enjoying his cake.

Alex's gift from Grandpa and Grandma.

He was thrilled to receive Pit for his birthday. At Thanksgiving time when we were in Kansas he enjoyed playing this game with his Aunt Regina, cousins and brothers.

Samuel and Alex checking out Alex's new Lego Truck.

The three boys playing Dutch Blitz - another game he got for his birthday.

They also spent time playing Pit.

Saturday, January 12, 2008


We have been trying out our new camera over the past several days and here are a couple of pictures of Julissa that I thought were cute.
Jeff took this one of her within the last several days.

I took this one of her tonight. Her mouth was full of milk. She woke up early in the morning not feeling well but seems to be feeling better for which I am very thankful.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Nature Photo Shoot

It was a beautiful day out today so I went outside to see what I could capture with my new camera.
The only two oak leaves remaining on our tree in the front yard.
The two leaves from another angle.


Our River Birch Tree and more clouds.

A squirrel's nest in the treetop.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Our Christmas Program at Church on Epiphany Sunday

Below are a few pictures from our church Christmas program. It was held on January 6th, 2008 due to the fact that our Sunday morning services were cancelled due to weather on the day it was originally scheduled.

On our way to church Sunday morning.

The front of the church. Just waiting for the kids to arrive.

The kids coming in at the beginning of the program.

Alex saying his piece with Stormy looking on.

My sister, Holly directing the program. She did a good job.

The angels.

Joseph and Mary

The shepherds

It is all over now. The kids exiting the platform.

I got this slightly out of order. It kind of looks like they are exiting but it was actually the crowd that played a part in the play.

My nephew looking quite pleased that it is all over.

More of the people as they are leaving the sanctuary.

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Friday, January 04, 2008

The Boys and Briana

I got a really cute picture of Alex and Briana in front of the Christmas tree so I thought I would try to get on of her with each of the other two boys but as you will see below Curtis wasn't in the mood for it. Samuel did a good job of posing with her.

Alex and Briana

Briana and Curtis

Briana and Samuel


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