Thursday August 30, 2007

While we rarely take an actual vacation, my husband does usually save up every year to take us on one spectacular day trip. This year he decided on a day at the state fair. We’ve not been in about four years, so we were all looking forward to it. Despite the forecasted high temp […]

Wednesday August 29, 2007

We took our last-of-the-summer fishing trip today! We had the rare treat of having Corin and her family join us!!! We had a very early start, meeting along the road a little after 7:00, and travelling together for a couple of hours up into the hills.


Monday August 27, 2007

Our wonderful pediatrician saw both boys today. They were, of course, found to be healthy and quite fit; but they are very silly!!! While we were waiting for the doctor to come in, we found more things to laugh about! At one point, Aaron was laughing so hard he had tears on his cheeks! […]

Monday August 27, 2007

It struck me, as I was making up our menu for the week and putting it onto a cute calendar for the front of our fridge, that we were going to be eating out a lot this week. With a trip to town tomorrow mid-day for doctor’s appointments, and two special day […]

Peanut Butter Bars

If you love peanut butter and chocolate together, you’ll love these wonderful, crunchy Peanut Butter Bars! They are quick to make in a saucepan on the stove and are only in the oven long enough to melt the chocolate chips on top.


1 cup sugar 1 cup Karo syrup 2 cups peanut […]

Saturday August 25, 2007

Our Saturday was our normal busy day. Yard work, lots of laundry, cleaning the animal pens, watering and irrigation, and preparing food in advance for the Lord’s Day. We do a lot on Saturday, but we do tend to work at a more leisurely pace than we do during the week. Slow, but steady […]

Dani’s Orange Coffee Cake

My daughter is such a generous girl! She readily agreed to allow me to share her Orange Coffee Cake recipe with you here. It’s moist and tender, with a lovely orange flavor and a light streusel topping for crunch. Dani usually doubles this recipe and puts one in the freezer for another time. This coffee […]

Saturday August 25, 2007

     A friend and I are wondering about homemade laundry soap.  I’d love to hear from those of you who have made and used your own. 

     IF you have used homemade laundry soap,     AND IF you have used it for, say, at least three months     AND IF you have children, we’d love to […]

Friday August 24, 2007

     Just popping in quickly, and very late, tonight for a quick hello.  Hello!  I’ve been on my little lap top computer a lot today, and my eyes are very weary.  It’s much too late to try to upload and edit pictures.  I know you’ll understand.  (Corin does have a few pictures posted from today under […]

Wednesday August 22, 2007

I am overwhelmed by your heartening words about the new web site. Thank you so much for your encouragement and support. I have several things planned to add to the web site as time permits and as the Lord leads.

I woke up early this morning and was able to open up the […]