Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Science Experiment




We are studying the names of Jesus this year, and this week we are discussing the fact that He is the Bread of Life. We did this experiment with yeast, sugar, and warm water today. The kiddos thought it was SO awesome that the balloon rose!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Making S'mores








One of our favorite fall activities is making s'mores. As you can see, everyone got in on the fun-even our dog. We took this picture after she licked half our chocolate pieces--yuck!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

More Backyard Critters



Our nature walks are very easy this year. We just walk into our backyard, and we have instant nature! LOL Check out the lizard and the caterpillar we found.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tasty Tuesday--Recipe

Well, fall has arrived, and that means it's time for one of my favorite meals...

Taco Soup
Ingredients:
Grated cheese
Ground chuck or round
Chopped tomatoes-1 can
Ro*tel tomatoes-1 can
Corn-1 can
Kidney beans-1 can
Pinto beans-2 cans
Taco seasoning-1 pkg.
Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning-1 pkg.
Fritos
Sour cream
Brown ground beef. Heat all ingredients on stove. Pour into bowls. Serve with cheese, Fritos, and sour cream.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

HIgh School activities


This is my oldest child performing Color Guard. He is pictured first on the left, and he is Right Guard. He is a C/1LT in the local high school AJROTC. He really enjoys it most of the time.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Praise the Lord...


we have completed and mailed our clearance packet! This is a major step in our adoption process. We still have a long way to go, but it is such a wonderful feeling to know that some of the work is behind us. I have been discouraged many times, but I press on toward the goal that God has for us, and I know that He ordains each step we take. I look forward to the day we bring our baby girl home.

Ephesians 3:20 "Now glory be to God, who by His mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of - infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes."

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Doodle bugs



We used a piece of pine straw to pull this doodle bug from his hole. I'm sure it has a proper scientific name, but we've always called them doodle bugs. Anyway, I suppose this counts as a nature walk for this week.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Adventures: Week of Sept. 8-12





This week we learned about Native Americans. We studied their location, culture, traditions, homes, etc. Here are some pics of what we did. :)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Our new arrival...



Well, here's the newest addition to our family. Her name is LuLu. I just said this past week that we'd NEVER get another dog, and then I saw her. She was free, what can I say? At least the kiddos are happy! :0D

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Cookie Baking Fun





Yummy! Nestle Tollhouse Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies. My two little chefs love to bake.

A Legacy of Love and Faith

This year I've had to bid farewell to the last of my grandparents - my father's mother and father. While I'm sad to see the...