Thursday, November 30, 2006

Learning to add photos

Here goes:

L cookie eater Wow, I am super surprised, thanks to Sunny for the much needed information to do this!!  Here are my blessings with their cookies they decorated on Thanksgiving Day!!


                                          J cookie


E thanksgiving cookies


May the Lord find us faithful.



Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Today's accomplishments

Not everything was finished but I have a clean kitchen and dining room! The tree is up and I just need to shop for a few finishing touches, I love to add to the Christmas decor every year. It is difficult to get all this "stuff" up and keep ourselves focused on Christ. So, here we go with that balance thing!!

May the Lord find us faithful.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The stockings were hung by the wood stove with care

The past weekend has been one big blur, not because I was hit over the head, but because I have been so busy outside my home. Whew! I am glad that is all over. I really enjoy doing things for others but I almost over did it this past weekend. I like life simple and at home and I was gone more than home. I actually was relieved when one of our blessings was a little under the weather on Sunday. I needed to be home to catch up and rest. I also canceled music lessons this Monday as three out of four of us has a head cold, and we just neede to be home and not rushed around. I have been home all day today and I am almost finished with all the Christmas decorating. I plan on finishing tonight before I go to bed with the inside. Tomorrow we will head out to put up the outside lights and wreaths. Then I will clean up the house and begin the cookie and candy making.(The fun part.) The blessings are looking forward to this as I am also. We are continuing to keep up with our school work and I am not sure we will take a long break, probably just a few days here and there. I have a big event that I am working on for next weekend so we will probably take a few days off before that as I am sure things will be busy running here and there for the final prep. And somewhere in there I must remember why we even celebrate Christmas.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


I know I have not been a faithful blogger lately but I am not going to be blogging over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

May the Lord find us faithful.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Pizza and a movie night

We hosted play group this morning and ran one quick errand (I needed  a new broom) came home and we have homemade pizza baking in the oven. Here is my crust recipe, I make this in my Kitchen Aide

Pizza Crust

1 1/4 cup warm H2O

3 tsp. yeast

3-4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour or bread flour

1 1/2 tsp. dry milk

1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. kosher salt


I knead this in the kitchen aide with the dough hook, throw in a little olive oil and cover to rise. Spread out and top as desired, yummy in our tummies. Bake at 400 degrees until done!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Away from the blog

I have been very sporatic with my writing.

We had a typical school day yesterday, this morning will be a short day as I have a DR. appointment this morning. I usually try to not schedule this type of thing in the morning but I took the first available this time. (I must really need to see the doc) So, I got up with my sweetheart to ensure an early start to everyone's day. I also had some business to take care of on the phone and living in Alaska the earlier I am up the better as we are 3-4 hours behind comnpanies, so my business is taken care of and I have had my time with the Lord this morning. I will be falling asleep by 10:30 but that will be okay.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Whew!!! That was a busy week

Wow, I am thankful to be a SAHM!!! We had missions conference last week and we were out every night but one. I was exhausted, we had a light school week due to all the activity. So, I am thankful that we can get back to business tomorrow!

May the Lord find us faithful.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Mercury Transit Wednesday November 8

The mercury tranist is viewable on Wednesday November 8, so safely check it out!!

here and optical projector instructions are available here.

May the Lord find us faithful.


My girls worked in their math books on their own today, as I said yesterday it is Missions Conference at church this week. I fell on the ice yesterday and took a very hard hit to the ground. I am fine, but feel rather stiff and beaten up today, then on top of that I needed to get to the grocery store today as I did only a light shopping two weeks ago. So, we headed out this morning to get it over with. I have decided that staying home tonight will be the best choice. So, here I sit before I do a few things before bath time. But back to the math, I called a no school day due to the busy week and shopping need. After all the groceries we put away my girls decided to work on math. That was encouraging to me. They even cleaned up when they were finished!!

May the Lord find us faithful.

Monday, November 6, 2006


We are having Missions Conference week at our church this week. These weeks are always a love/hate thing. I love the conference but it is always a hectic week. We have had missionary from Belgium and one from Kenya and an Alaska aviation missionary which are good friends of ours so I almost forgot to add them to the list. This week always makes me think.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Friday, November 3, 2006

Fun Friday

Dad made it home late last night so we had a fun Friday with Dad! We did a lot of nothing, just being together. Dad did take the blessings out on the snow machine for a ride, they have been waiting for that since he left (it snowed the day before he left for the first time). We are getting ready for a lasagna dinner with some friends of ours, quite an enjoyable normal day here at our house.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Glad things are working well again

I have had two days of being unable to use my internet explorer. I have no idea what has been going on but things are fine today, go figure!!

School is going well, we seem to have finally gotten into a good routine with getting everything accomplished and reading aloud is going well. Okay, my mouth is dry but I am getting it all accomplished!!!!

We actually got started early today, due in part to the fact that I got up early. It is about 10:45am here and we are almost finishest with the school day!!

My sweetheart has been out of town and will come home tonight, so we have special things to get ready for Daddy!!

May the Lord find us faithful.