Friday, February 26, 2010

True Duct Tape Art


This is for Quentin and Adam (Yes this car really is covered in duct tape)


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

     For my birthday my mom and dad bought me a baking stone, and with it my mom gave me this recipe for Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies. I made them the other day and they were so good that I wanted to share this recipe. (Sorry I don’t have a picture but they didn’t last long enough to take one. He he)  Notice the oatmeal takes place of the flour in normal recipes.

1  1/2 cups peanut butter (the recipe calls for super chunky but I used half crunchy half creamy)

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup +2 Tbsp brown sugar

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

2 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp vanilla

3/4 tsp corn syrup

4  1/2 cups quick cooking oats

1/2 package miniature chocolate chips (regular would work just as well)

Beat all ingredients except oatmeal with a mixer for 2 min. or until creamy. Add oatmeal and chocolate chips. Spoon by teaspoon on to cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 min. (or if using a stone about 15 min.

     I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!  -Angie

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Point to ponder

People who say that onions are the only food that makes you cry have clearly never been hit with a watermelon.



Monday, February 22, 2010

Tote/diaper bag


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I was needing to get a new diaper bag because mine had seen better days, when I came across this tote bag tutorial here. It looked very cute and easy so I bought some material I thought was cute and made this bag. I am really happy with how it turned out and it was so quick it took me less than an hour. I tried to make a baby wipe clutch to go with it but the edging I bought didn’t work out so I will try again and when I finish that I will show you a pic. of how it turns out.


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Friday, February 19, 2010

Baby sitting

Well we are baby sitting 2 of my brother Adam’s little ones. Let me tell you these are two of the most spoiled ill-mannered I have ever been around. When they eat they literally head butt you when they want more. They poop just about everywhere and will not listen to a single thing they are told. I do not know exactly how Adam and Jamie have been raising them but let me tell you it is not producing the result I would like to see. There one redeeming quality is that they are rather cute but we will see if they make it through life that way. I would guess they don’t make it 2 more years before they get shipped off. For some reason this program is placing the picture way down below the post so scroll down to see a few pics from their first day with us.


























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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Angie! I love you!





Thursday, February 18, 2010



Tower: Eastern flight 702, cleared for takeoff

Pilot 1 (Eastern 702): Tower, Eastern 702, switching to Departure. By the way, as we lifted off we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway.

Tower: Continental flight 635, cleared for takeoff behind Eastern 702

Pilot 2 (Continental 635): Continental 635, roger, cleared for takeoff. Did you copy the report from Eastern 702?

Did you copy the report from Eastern 702?

Tower: roger and yes, we copied 635, and have already notified our caterers.


Tower (to pilot after landing): Just to let you know, on the approach you were a little bit left of the centerline.

Pilot: That is correct, Sir. And my first officer was slightly to the right.


Lost Student Pilot: Unknown airport with Cessna 150 circling overhead, please identify yourself!


Pilot: Tower -- Cessna N2349 -- student pilot -- out of fuel!

Tower: Roger Cessna N2349'er, reduce airspeed to best glide! Do you have the airfield in sight?

Pilot: Uh, Tower ... I am on the south ramp. I just want to know where the fuel truck is.

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With his request approved, the CNN News cameraman quickly used his cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight. He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.


Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger. He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, "Let's go!" The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off.


Once in the air, the cameraman instructed the pilot, "Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can get shots of the fires on the hillsides."


"Why?" asked the pilot.


"Because I'm a cameraman for CNN," he responded, "and I need to get some close up shots."


The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he stammered, "So, what you're telling me, is ... you're NOT my flight instructor?!"




During training exercises, the green lieutenant was driving down a muddy back road.


He encountered another car stuck in the mud with a red-faced colonel at the wheel.


"Your jeep stuck, sir?" asked the lieutenant as he pulled alongside.


"Nope," replied the colonel, coming over and handing him the keys. "Yours is."


[forwarded by Kerry Jones]

 Liars in Church

 The Preacher finished the service one morning by
 saying, "Next Sunday, I am going to preach on the subject
 of liars.
 As a preparation for my sermon, I would like you all
 to read Mark 17."
 On the following Sunday, the preacher rose to begin.
 Looking out at the congregation he said:
 "Last week I asked you all to read Mark 17.
 If you have read the chapter, please raise your
 Nearly every hand in the congregation went up.
 Smiling, the preacher said, "You are the very
 people I want to talk to.

 Mark has only 16 chapters




Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What is That?


What is that? That is what we were wondering when we saw it. It is on a mountain near where we live so we decided to hike up and find out.  Though we’re still not sure what it is for.


Jacob and the kids hiking up the road.


We made it.


I took this picture of a paw print I saw up there. It is as big as the palm of my hand (I have  big hands).  There were no claw marks so I was wondering if maybe it was a cougar??


The view from the top. Very pretty. We could see our house from up there.


Our beautiful girls!


Instead of going back down the road Jacob decided we needed to climb back down the side because it would be shorter. You can’t really tell from the picture but he is carrying Ethan in the backpack and Brendan in his arms. He carried them like that all the way down!

I took more pictures but I took them with my phone since I left my camera at home and the rest didn’t turn out.


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Friday, February 12, 2010

Fun with Star

  The last post I wrote was about our two new little calves. Well sad to say Bright died three days after we got them. Which was a total surprise to us because he was doing really well and always was ready to eat when we went out there. Where Star on the other hand was sick from day one and sometimes had to be forced to eat. Jacob went out to check on them to see how Star was doing and he said Bright was up and jumping around like normal. Then two hours later when I went out to check on Star, Bright was dead. Star continued to have to be forced to eat and we even ended up putting him on antibiotics. He is better now though and up and jumping around. This morning I sent Austin and Tyler out to feed him and a little while later Karissa who was watching through the glass door told me that Star had tried to get out and got stuck in a pallet . I looked out to see and Star's head and front legs were stuck though a pallet and Austin and Tyler were trying to figure out how to get him out. It was quite comical. I quickly got a sweatshirt and shoes on but by the time I got out there they already had him out and he was lying on the ground wondering what had happened. Apparently when his bottle was empty he decided he was not done eating and when Tyler took the bottle out of his pen he decided he was going as well.
  We have been having a lot of fun with him and since I had been spending so much time out with him force feeding him and trying to coax him to eat. I told Jacob we couldn't eat him now, To which he replied "Oh yes we are!"   So I'd better start calling him steak again :). 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


What to do when you are bored at work ...

or new art projects for your kids... 

What to do...
Kill a few Flies
Put them in the sun to dry for one hour.
Once they are dry, pick a pencil and paper...

Let your  imagination flow.

Here are a few examples...








-Jacob (Thanks Gordon & Amy)

Sunday, February 7, 2010






I had been teaching my seventh-graders about World War II, and a test question was, "What was the largest amphibious assault of all time?"


Expecting to see "the D-Day invasion" as the answer, I found instead on one paper, "Moses and the plague of frogs."