Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday in the Kitchen

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with cold milk for the kiddos with cartoons

another failed attempt at making cookies for me, ha ha
After the infamous "cumin is not really cinnamon" incident, I was feeling brave and decided to have another go at Oatmeal Raisin cookies. It's infamous because it just happened today and thankfully I caught my mistake before adding all the ingredients.
Unfortunately, in spite of all my best cookie efforts (butter not too melted, pans not warm/hot), my cookies looked flat and too brown around the edges. I didn't even have the heart to take a pic, haha. I tried to google you a similar pic, but apparently not very many people mess up their cookies and take pics, hardy har har har. Oh well, I will try again another day. I decided to freeze the rest of the dough and now I will have some in my freezer for a rainy day

Now I am off to google what to do with that pound of hamburger in the fridge....maybe meatballs with something? maybe mini meatloaf things?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The good thing...

Hey, you know....the good thing about ice cream cones is that you don't have to get a bowl dirty AND you get to eat the bowl. How cool is that?

Hey, Jelly, this one's for you :) ....though of course, as luck would have it, I am totally out of ice cream cones, and in fact, am having to sacrifice and eat my chocolate ice cream out of a bowl, ha ha :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Full Speed Ahead

School is in full swing already. The girls are doing very well and are very excited about school. There have been tons of distractions and side roads already, especially with family things. My husband just moved into a new office space, and then immediately got very sick with what they think is lyme disease (though they are not saying that definitely). He is finally back to work but still has lots of pain. He is on a very strong antibiotic. Natasha just missed a couple of days due to sickness but is up and running. Yay! Not much school missed there, thankfully.

Unfortunately we have had other sad family news already this semester. My husband's grandmother passed away and that was a hard way to start the semester. It was right before school started. His mom also found out she has cancer the very same week. My heart is very heavy for her and lots of prayers are sent up around here daily for her. Not only has her husband recently passed away (almost 2 yrs ago), but her mom died and she found out she has cancer in the same week. She is very optimistic and has a good outlook, and that is very good.

All that happened before my husband got sick. He missed a whole week of work when he was feeling so bad. Those of you who know my husband know that for him not to go to work is a big deal. I also knew how serious it was when he headed to the doctor just a few days after he started feeling bad.

We also just found out that my husband's other grandmother, Nana, fell down in her yard not long ago, and bruised herself up pretty bad.

My mom is doing much better though she is still recovering and doing physical therapy. Needless to say, I am very glad we are homeschooling and school is portable. The children were very happy recently when we packed up our school books and had school at Grandma and Grandpa's for 2 days.

As far as crocheting, I am still working on small, easy to finish projects like potholders. I found patterns for little sweaters for the girls that will be very pretty to wear to church this winter, but I have not started that yet. I have been trying a couple of patterns for a fall sweater for Talon, but have not settled on one yet.

Just wanted to stop by here for a sec, have tons to know how it is when people have been sick at your house, everything seems to pile up while you are busy taking care of everyone. I am very thankful everyone is feeling better already. I am very thankful for loving parents and grandparents. I am thankful for a joyful, loving, hard working husband. I am thankful for my happy helpful children. What are you thankful for today?