Thursday, January 31, 2008
Everybody now say, "Oops!"
Work tip for the day:
When attempting to do touch up paint on walls,
it certainly helps (Ahem!) to use the correct paint color!
I like to be different, but I am not about to have
a giraffe pattern on my hall walls.
(Excuse me as I slip out of sight!)

  posted at 11:05 PM  

Friday, January 25, 2008
The little lad

isn't so little now. At his 2 1/2 mo check up, he weighed in at 14 lbs and 2 oz. Not bad for a baby that was born four weeks early! His oldest brother who was full term and sported a whopping 9 lb, 13 oz body at birth was about 16 lbs/13 oz around 3 mo. At the doctor's office on Tuesday, I did some rough figures in my head, and it seems that Silas has grown two inches each month and gained an average of two ounces a day. I think that is great - especially since I am the cook. :-)

  posted at 7:00 PM  

Monday, January 21, 2008
Monday humor
Love this. :-) Enjoy!

  posted at 1:44 PM  

Thursday, January 17, 2008
I apologize, Mr. SC Weatherman!

Yes, my dear friend/neighbor from New York, Kim, and I had a grand time making fun of last night's weather report. Today? We are eating our words. Eating them happily - I might add! :-) Never thought I'd see these scenes in Dixie. Ahhhhh. . .such a glorious sight to gaze outside and see flakes headed downward. The boys were equally thrilled, and Ethan announced that he was so proud of God that He made it snow!

  posted at 7:07 PM  

Monday, January 14, 2008
Basefootbasket ball
That's my term for the game they are calling "baseball." As I was dutifully folding laundry a few minutes ago, I overheard the boys playing "baseball" in the living room. One of them is the Reds and the other - the Bengals. The equipment consists of a gun as bat and a little plastic ball. Ethan was getting "strikes" and running bases, but they are playing in twelve minute quarters.

Seth is intermittently singing, Give Me a Servant's Heart as he pitches. Hope it carries through to his ball game. :-)

  posted at 6:08 PM  

Oh, what should I get???

It's that time of year again. . .another birthday is quickly approaching. (Didn't I just post about turning 30?!) There is something on my list of wants and needs, and I would like the opinions of some other culinary experts. :-)
To make a long story short - I need a "big mixer" since I burn out a hand one about once a year, and after nine years of marriage I should have done this a long time ago! I am really tired of not being able to double a recipe, etc.
The "question" is (**drum roll**) - - Should I use all of my birthday money and get a Kitchen Aid brand, or is there a certain type that would make me just as happy? I am not necessarily a name brand gal, but I do like quality and prefer not to purchase another "big" mixer in a few years!
I would like to know if you have another brand that has served you well, and if I do choose a Kitchen Aid, do you think it is wise to get one from eBay? (I can also get a simple one for a reasonable price at Walmart.)

  posted at 10:23 AM  

Sunday, January 13, 2008
Me thinks

the baby gets a bit tired of my search for the perfect photo!

  posted at 2:03 PM  

Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Silas' first attempt
. . .at opera.

  posted at 9:07 PM  

Monday, January 07, 2008
Work tip for the day

When doing work above your head such as cleaning a ceiling fan, removing a cobweb or painting, it is best to do this task with your mouth closed! Memorize this tip, for nature takes over and causes you to open your mouth when craning your neck backwards. (And you'd think after a decade of cleaning jobs, I would have this down pat!)

  posted at 12:22 PM  

Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Southern shocker!
Okay! Okay! It's not much, but it still surprised me when I peeked out my bedroom window this morning. Some of you may take your fluffy precipitation for granted, but this former South Dakota girl actually prayed for snow last winter. We were all thrilled when several wet inches fell, and it was possible to throw snowballs and make a snowman.
Today was nothing more than a dusting, but it was enough for Ethan to finally believe it was winter. There was also a chilly wind whipping about and reminded me of all of my sledding experiences. Ahhhhh. . .such great memories!
The boys were so excited to "play in the snow." Poor things couldn't even make a snowball! By their obviously unmatched snow clothes, they are not used to being outside during the cold weather.
I topped off their fun with cups of hot chocolate and marshmallows. The treat was thoroughly enjoyed by Seth. Ethan, not very impressed, commented, "It tastes kind of funny." Hmmmm. Gets that from his mother. :-)
Remember the snow I have kept in my freezer since last February? It is still there!

  posted at 1:36 PM  

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