Thursday, October 28, 2010

A few funnies

A butcher fresh out of his Canadian trade school applies for and receives a job at a meat processing business. His first task is to skin and cut up the wildlife kills of local hunters, chopping them into serving portions.

His very first job is to process a moose and package it for the freezer.

The job takes all day but he finally finishes up. He's got chops, flank steak, ribs, sirloin, etc. all bagged, marked and stored in the freezer. But after he finishes processing all the parts he knows, there's still a small pile of unidentifiable parts.

At a loss as to what to do with them, he bags them up for the freezer, also, and labels the bag:



I have a super power. I can read my own thoughts.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


View from the front porch 
The Back Yard
The dogs in the snow
Yesterday morning I got woke up by Aleigha and Brendan asking if they could go out and play in the snow. It  was a very small amount but they were still totally excited about it. Today there was a little more so I took these pictures. I bet it is gorgeous up at Lake of the Woods right now!!! Winter is here.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

More Pictures From the Parade and Hiking

DSCI1438 DSCI1435 At the paradeDSCI1436 DSCI1437

DSCI1457 DSCI1464  At the wildlife refugeDSCI1456DSCI1465  DSCI1476DSCI1477DSCI1480On our hike

DSCI1479  We had a great day!!!  -Angie

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The real reason we have 6 kids :)

Today we had a great day (at least I did by the last picture I  am not too sure Angie did). Being new to the Klamath Basin we are not yet totally aware of some of their strange customs but we heard about the annual Potato festival in Merrill and decided to check it out. And yes I did say Potato festival. Saturday was the parade and after a fairly meager parade in Klamath I did not expect too much but I was pleasantly surprised. The parade lasted over an hour and while the floats we more basic than larger city’s parades they were still interesting.

Now on to the title of this post… I found out that this small town parade is big into candy and the kids got a TON of candy thrown their way (This is the reason for the funny title). For any that do not know me that is a total joke! Having 6 kids is truly a blessing and I enjoy very much their personalities and company! Here is a pic of the loot they got (And of course shared with their dad)

DSCI1440 Since we were already in Merrill we decided to go through the wildlife refuge in Tule Lake . There are SO many birds around and it was a great drive (with a few short hikes along the way)

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And also a Tomato

DSCI1443We finished off the day by going for a pleasant walk on a trail of a massive battleground Captain Jack’s Stronghold. You can check it out here if you are interested. . We were not really interested in this place until we went but it is actually pretty cool.

DSCI1486  This pose was to pretend like we were in a stronghold :)  (Notice Angie’s hand) (I Love you too!)

Well another great day! The Lord has so blessed our family with each other. We love to spend time together and just hang out.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Picture Frame

Jacob found this frame at a yard sale for $8. It was brown with a beige highlight (sorry no before picture). It had a picture of the ocean in it that we didn't care for but he only wanted it for the frame so that didn't matter. He sanded and painted it and now it looks great!!! We had our pictures taken summer of '09 for our church directory and we bought this canvas. For them to frame it it was going to cost us somewhere between another $50-$100 for just the frame. So happy he found this one! I love it. We are going to have to keep up our yard saleing.
(spell check is telling me saleing is not a word but they won't give me a better one, so saleing it is). 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Office/Entryway Shelf

We found this shelf at a yard sale for 5 bucks and couldn't pass it up. We brought it home and I sanded and painted it (once again black). Yesterday Jacob hung it up. I think a bigger fuller plant would look better on it, but all the plants I have that are bigger have too large of pots. 

I think it turned out great. Both Jacob and I love how it dresses up the entryway and office area. 

This is what you see when you first walk in the front door. I know it looks a little off center but the shelf is even on the wall. It is the fish tank that needs moved, but we will have to wait on that till next time we drain it.

Monday, October 4, 2010


I know it has been forever since I posted anything (a few days shy of a month to be exact). Sorry. We started back to school the last week in August and have our schedule down pretty well now. Except for on days like today where we ended up getting a late start. We normally start at 7:30, but today we didn't get started until almost 9. Then around 10:30 Austin walked into the kitchen and said "Mom, there is water pouring out of the fridge." I looked and sure enough there was water coming out from under the fridge, and a small section of it was blue. I had the kids grab a bunch of old towels and I grabbed my phone to call Jacob while trying to figure out where it was coming from. Jacob told me to take off the bottom front grate thingy (yes that is the technical name for it I'm sure, though that is not what he called it) and see if I could tell where the water was coming from. I couldn't quite see where, but he told me it was most likely from the ice maker and that behind the fridge was a spout to turn it off. So I hung up with him and quickly set to cleaning off the top of my fridge (no small task today as that seems to be the place I have decided to put every thing I don't know what to do with) so that nothing would fall on my head or in the water while moving the fridge. The kids helped me pull it out and we could see that the water was coming from a grate at the bottom of the fridge. I turned off the spout and sure enough that was the issue. I got all the water back there mopped up and cleaned up all the cobwebs (there were quite a few as we haven't moved the fridge since we moved in almost a year ago). We put the fridge back and underneath it was a picture one of the kids had colored with markers which explains the blue water. Then I had to put away all the stuff that I had taken off the fridge and put it away where it should go (only a few things went back on top the fridge :)  that's better right??? ). Wash the towels and finally got back to school.
Anyways I will TRY to post more on here I promise (please note the emphasis on 'try').
There is another post under this one I just put on here a few minutes ago so scroll down or check under older posts. :) Hope you are all enjoying your day and that nothing happens to your ice maker :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Link River Trail

The Kids hiking on the Link River Trail. Karissa is holding a snake in front of her face.
Austin with a snake he caught
Taking turns to hold the snake.
Ethan getting a ride from Karissa

The kids and I went for a walk on the Link River Trail yesterday.  We saw two little snakes along the way, along with a few birds. The rest of the wildlife must have heard us coming from a mile away because there was none other to be seen.  :)  Once again my last picture is sideways. Sorry. Maybe Jacob will come along and fix it before you've read this and you'll wonder what I am talking about.  :)
We had a great time. The weather was really nice. Today it is a lot colder. Makes me want to make soup and start baking. I   already made two loaves of chocolate chip zucchini bread. So, so yummy. If you have never had it before you don't know what your missing out on. I think my little sister is the one that got me hooked on it, but I can't remember for sure. Just add one cup of mini chocolate chips to your favorite zucchini bread recipe (make sure your recipe is for 2 loaves, or do 1/2 cup for one loaf).