Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I made this purse for Aleigha and thought you all might like to see it. It was really fun to make and really easy. I came up with the pattern for the purse itself, but I found the pattern for the flower motiff on Lion Brand Yarns website. They have lots of free crochet and knit patterns. I am going to make Karissa one as well and I will post a picture of it when I am done. -Angie
Friday, May 29, 2009
The new supermarket near our house uses all the cutting edge grocery technology. There's an automatic mister in the produce section ... but just before it comes on, you hear the low rumble of distant thunder and an aroma like fresh rain fills that corner of the store.
As you approach the dairy case, you hear cows softly lowing and you can smell freshly cut hay.
Down the canned vegetable aisle you can hear a hoe overturning the dirt and smell a good, earthy loam as you gaze at the corn and carrots and beans.
Down the bread aisle you get the aroma of freshly baked bread and can hear the sounds of a bakery hard at work.
I don't buy toilet paper there anymore.
[adapted from Charlie's Chuckles and Net 153s Smile A Day by Mark Raymond]
This comes from marks musings email. His blog at http://mrhumornet.blogspot.com/
A Jewish rabbi and a Catholic priest met at the town's annual 4th of July picnic. Old friends, they began their usual banter.
"This baked ham is really delicious," the priest teased the rabbi. "You really ought to try it. I know it's against your religion, but I can't understand why such a wonderful food should be forbidden! You don't know what you're missing. You just haven't lived until you've tried Mrs. Hall's prized Virginia Baked Ham. Tell me, Rabbi, when are you going to break down and try it?"
The rabbi looked at the priest with a big grin, and said, "At your wedding."
[forwarded by Laurie Bowman]
This comes from Mikey’s funnies at http://www.mikeysfunnies.com/
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Jacob worked Saturday so we had a regular school day, but he was off on both Sunday and Monday. Sunday morning we went to church and then came home for lunch afterwards. Then Jacob worked on getting the coordinates ready for us to go geo caching (http://www.geocaching.com/). He didn’t tell us where we were going. So we all piled into the suburban and headed off. We drove along hwy 97 towards Chiloquin which is right along
On Monday we had heard that there was going to be a parade so we decide we should probably get there around 8:30 since it started at 9:30. We decided we would pick up doughnuts and eat them while we waited for the parade to start. When we got there Jacob dropped us off so we could go grab a seat and he would run over to the store and get the doughnuts. We were surprised to see that there weren’t very many people there yet, but thrilled we could sit pretty much anywhere we wanted. We found a great spot in the sun since apparently we are not the smartest and had worn shorts. I brought Ethan cheerios to munch on which he thought was wonderful until he discovered what everyone else was eating then he wanted nothing to do with the cheerios. He also managed to dump a glass full of milk in my lap so that I looked like I had wet myself. Then he threw a fit because I wouldn’t let him down to run around on the street which still had cars driving by. By the time the parade started the streets were still quite empty though we heard people saying it was a good turn out. The kids had a great time watching all the floats go by and then 20min. after the parade had started it was over. We headed back home and grabbed some pb&jelly sandwiches to take with us and headed off again to the
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I can't believe she is already 5 years old! Time flies by so fast. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEIGHA!!!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Jacob has been really busy at work setting up the new store which is supposed to open very soon. It is looking really great inside!
We are getting close to the end of our school year YEA!! Only 34 more days! Karissa has her 3rd grade test coming up on the 19th. When I went to order our books for next year I discovered that they are changing the 4th grade program for next year so if I want all the younger kids’ 4th grade school books to coincide with my teachers manuals I already have I have to buy them all this year. So with all my teachers manuals for 7th grade and the kids books for next year + fourth grade for Tyler, Aleigha, Brendan, and Ethan my total came to $635.50 (No I did not type that wrong). Crazy huh! They really need to come out with vouchers for homeschoolers!!!!
We have gotten alot of work done out in our front yard, and our grass we planted is starting to grow!! It will be great having it look nice out front instead of just dirt weeds and rocks.
Well I had better go find out what all my kiddos are up to. I will try and post things more frequently in the future, (no promises. -Angie