Saturday, January 30, 2010



Last night Jacob's brother Adam called and and told Jacob he could get a really good deal on bull calves and wanted to know if he was interested in getting any. Well we had been talking about doing this for awhile along with my parents so of course Jacob said yes. Adam brought them over this morning and as you can see they are adorable. I tried to get the kids let me name them burger and steak (because that is what they are going to be) but they wouldn't let me. They wanted to name them after Almanzo Wilder's oxen in the Little House on the Prairie books so Star and Bright it is.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow

Finally some real snow :) This is the type of snow everyone in the Rogue Valley freaks out about and we expected to see all the time. But this is close to the most snow we have seen here and it is still going strong. Lets go for 2 to 3 feet :)


Brendan’s Blueberry Pie Recipe

Brendan told Angie that he wants to make a blueberry pie and further explains how he is going to do it…..



Cotton Candy


Cause we’re going to make a project Do a yummy breakfast

rice and blueberries

Then get add some powder


marshmallows cotton candy

oh yeah eggs and Potatoes


not boogers cause they are gross Ewwe

Put it in the oven and we call it Pie

Blueberry Pie

We have not yet had the time to try this so if any of you are able to please leave a comment with your results :)


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

That is laughable!


Of course we are Christians so we raise our children as unto the Lord teaching them his absolute truth and true wisdom. So our kids know that some of the worlds concepts are off or completely inaccurate.

The other day one of our songs was playing titled “Evolution of the Heart” The song proclaims “I believe in evolution of the heart, That God could take a cold stone and give  a man a brand new heart” The intention is that the only evolution that is true is God’s transformation of our lives through his son Jesus Christ. So Tyler comes out of the bedroom after hearing this song and says “Mom, is evolution bad”? We often discuss how man created this concept with absolutely no proof or even a hint of proof (If you think that is an uninformed understanding send me an email and we will discuss). He knew we do not believe in evolution (Yes it is  a belief) so that is why he asked about it.

Now the best part…. Angie explains what the song is talking about and what some believe about evolution. He busted out in disbelieving laughter at the thought that people believe that. This was the type of laughter he gives me when he knows I am pulling his leg.  Out of the mouths of babes….


Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Children’s Museum

I took the kids back to the children’s museum yesterday afternoon.


They had a great time playing. 
Ethan and Tyler playing at the cash register.
Brendan munching on broccoli.
Aleigha shopping
Austin typing on the typewriter.
Aleigha all dressed up.
Karissa and Aleigha playing in the beauty shop.DSCI0852
Ethan picking out fruit.

Jacob came and joined us for awhile during his lunch break, but I didn’t get any pictures of him playing :).

(I just learned how to down load pictures from my camera and upload them again to my blog so I will try to get more pictures posted in the future.)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010



     Today is Jacob’s 32 birthday! He took the day off from work so we’ve just had a fun day hanging out. We picked up donuts for breakfast on our way to take Austin to Starbase. Then he played on the wii while I made him his chocolate chip cheesecake he wanted for his birthday cake. Other than that we started another puzzle, watched a movie, played the wii some more, so you can tell its been a lazy day which exactly what he wanted. For lunch he wanted me to make him cheeseburgers and fries and for dinner tonight he is going to bbq steak and mushrooms YUM!

Happy Birthday Jacob! I love you !!!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Long but worth it… Funny :)


~ A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.

~ A calendar's days are numbered.

~ A friend is a person who listens attentively while you say nothing.

~ A hard boiled egg is hard to beat.

~ Among the English language's many puzzling words is "economy," which means the large size in toothpaste and the small size in automobiles.

~ An apology is a good way to have the last word.

~ An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.

~ Asked to write a composition entitled, "What I'm thankful for on Thanksgiving," little Johnny wrote, "I'm thankful that I'm not a turkey."

~ Being vague is just as bad as that other thing.

~ Birthdays are good for you ... the more you have the longer you live. 

~ Confidence is that feeling you have just before you fully understand the situation.

~ Dear IRS: I'm sending you this money because I cheated on my income tax and my conscience has been bothering me. If it doesn't stop, I'll send you the rest.

~ Don't insult the alligator until after you cross the river.

~ Drop a piano on an Army base and I'll show you A-flat major!

~ During a recent company password audit, it was found that a certain air-head was using the following password: MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofy. When asked why such a big password, the employee said that it had to be at least 8 characters long.

~ Education is what you get when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.

~ Have you ever thought that life is a car wash, and you're on a bike?

~ He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.

~ Honk if you love Jesus! Text while driving if you want to meet Him.

~ I always put off procrastinating as long as I can.

~ I don't bother getting even. I just get odd.

~ I just read that YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are merging. It'll be called You-Twit-Face.

~ I put all my money into taxes. That's the only thing that's sure to go up.

~ If I can quote lines out of the Bible, would I be well-versed in it?

~ If I work well at a diner, am I being counter-productive? 

~ If you live long enough, something will kill you.

~ If you throw your cat out the window is that kitty litter?

~ Ignorance might be bliss to you, but it's agony to everyone around you.

~ It is never wise to let any piece of electronic equipment know that you are in a hurry.

~ Light travels faster than sound - that's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 

~ Most people don't make the same mistake twice. They make it three or four times.

~ Never buy an appliance from a man on the street who's out of breath.

~ No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

~ Not only am I a master of suspense, but I

~ Q: To what use is cowhide most ideally suited? A: Holding a cow together.

~ Q: What do you get when you cross an owl with a skunk? A: A bird that smells but doesn't give a hoot.

~ Q: What's orange and sounds like a parrot? A: A carrot.

~ So yesterday my friend texts me and asked, "What does IDK mean?" So I answered, "I Don't Know." My friend texts me back: "I guess nobody knows!"

~ Take C-H-R-I-S-T out of Christmas and you're left with a "miss."

~ Tell a man there are 300 million stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it, and he'll have to touch it to make sure.

~ The optimist says the glass is half full. The pessimist says the glass is half empty. The engineer says the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

~ The tragedy of Canada: They could have had French cuisine, British culture, and American technology. Instead, they ended up with British cuisine, American culture, and French technology.

~ The 12-step chocoholics program: Never be more than 12 steps away from chocolate.

~ The word "aerobics" was invented when the gym instructors got together and said: "If we're going to charge $20 an hour, we can't call it Jumping Up And Down."

~ There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.

~ Thieves who steal corn from a garden could be charged with stalking.

~ When having dinner with chess players, never sit at a table with a checkered cloth. It could take them hours to pass you the salt.

~ When I was a kid, we walked 10 miles to school every day, uphill, often in the rain or snow. Man, did we feel stupid when we found out there was a bus.



Yeah, you can send this Funny to anybody you want. And, if you're REAL nice, you'll tell them where you got it!




Part 1


~ Billboard on the side of the road: Keep your eyes on the road and stop reading these signs.


~ Car Lot: The best way to get on your feet....Miss a car payment.


~ Church sign: To remove worry wrinkles, get your faith lifted.


~ Door of a plastic surgeon's office: Hello. May we pick your nose?


~ Gym: Merry Fitness and a Happy New Rear!


~ In a beauty shop: Dye now!


~ In a cafeteria: Shoes are required to eat in the cafeteria. Socks can eat any place they want.


~ In a dentist office: Be true to your teeth or they will be false to you.


~ In a department store: Bargain Basement Upstairs.


~ In a dry cleaner's window: Anyone leaving their garments here for more than 30 days will be disposed of.


~ In a farmer's field: The farmer allows walkers to cross the field for free, but be aware that the bull charges.


~ In a health food shop window: Closed due to illness.


~ In a Los Angeles clothing store: Wonderful bargains for men with 16 and 17 necks.


~ In a Maine restaurant: Open seven days a week and weekends.


~ In a New York medical building: Mental Health Prevention Center


~ In a New York restaurant: Customers who find our waitresses rude ought to see the manager.


~ Maternity clothes shop: We are open on Labor Day.


~ On a butcher's window: Let me meat your needs.




Beware of the letter 'G'! It is the end of everything!


My Sweet Kids

 I woke up this morning with a headache and so I was still lying in bed at 8 o'clock. Karissa came in and climbed in bed with me and then asked if she could make toast with apple butter for her and the other kids for breakfast. "Sure" I said happy that I didn't have to get up right then. About 5 min. later Karissa came back with Tyler and they told me they had made me breakfast in bed. They handed me a piece of toast with apple butter and a glass of milk. It was so sweet! Don't I have wonderful children?


Sunday, January 10, 2010

749 Piece Puzzle

One of the things Austin wanted for his birthday was a puzzle mat so he could put together puzzles and then save them if they were not complete. So.. I ordered one online and it finally arrived a few days ago. If you are interested in one of these, do not buy one. All they are is a piece of felt and a tube you can wrap the mat and puzzle around. Well since I was off Saturday we thought we would start a puzzle and found it was much more fun than we remembered.
I bet you never heard of a 749 piece puzzle huh??? Well we just completed the puzzle this afternoon and found it was missing one piece. Oh well it was still fun to do.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Homeschool Rules

I found this list on another homschoolers blog and couldn't resist posting it here. (She did not know where it came from.)

I will not yell in class
I will not stomp my feet when I am mad
I will not throw things
I will not tease the other kids
I am the teacher. I am the teacher. I am the teacher.


Maroon oranges???

   We bought some really good oranges from the store the other day. In fact they were so yummy we have gone back 2 more times to get more. Well I was in the living room when Karissa said to me "Mom, this is the juiciest orange I have ever eaten!" I glanced up at her and smiled and was about to say they are good aren't they when to my horror I see that the flesh of her orange is maroon. I freaked out and took it away from her and asked her "Why would you eat this?" My first thought was that it was spoiled, but upon closer examination it looked just fine and smelled fine but was maroon. Still horrified that my daughter would eat something with out questioning why it looked funny I put it in a zip lock bag and put it in the fridge and decided I would look it up online when I had more time. In the mean time Jacob came home from work to have lunch so I showed it to him. He was freaked about Karissa eating it too, and promptly looked it up on line. The was not much to find out except that it could possibly be what is called a Blood Orange. So the next time we went to the store Jacob had to ask and yes, they do sell Blood Oranges there. I wish I had taken a picture to show you though you may all have heard of them before but this was something totally new to us. -Angie

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wii need to get fit

   We bought a wii fit with money we were given for Christmas. It has been a blast working out lately. If you have been considering getting one I highly recommend it for a fun work out.  There are two problems with it though
1 on a regular wii you get to choose how fat or skinny you get to make your mii but on wii fit it takes your height and weight and makes your mii for you so now I have a fat little mii.
2 the first day I did my body test I had been sick and not eating much then the next time I took my test it said I had gained weight and it gave me some guesses as to why I had gained weight. Well I had to choose one and being sick is not one of them so I just clicked on snacking. Well later on as me and Jacob were looking at my chart my mii kept saying I've been snacking!
So if you don't mind it telling you you need to loose weight or mind it making fun of you for snacking too much then go for it it really is tons of fun.